“You don’t bet against Awad in the last hundred," Penn director of track and field Steve Dolan said minutes after Penn won its first relay at Penn Relays since 1974.
Elite athletes of all varieties will head to Franklin Field this weekend, as collegiate superstars in several different events will use the Penn Relays to tune up for NCAA Finals and, hopefully, the Rio Olympics.
Three Ivy League championships. Two All-American selections. Three qualifications at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
There’s succeeding, and then there’s success.
When the Villanova Women’s Distance Medley Relay team collected its first Penn Relays title in 1984, not even the school itself could have predicted the decades of success that were to follow.
The Distance Medley Relay, or DMR, is a race that is comprised of four legs, each of varying length.
The runners have taken their places. It’s a beautiful, sunny Saturday in April, and the competitors are lined up in front of a crowd of over 40,000 at Franklin Field.
The Philadelphia Eagles aren’t the only stars that have graced Franklin Field with their presence in the past.