Excited for the Penn Relays? Neither am I. Or at least not as excited as I was last year, when Usain Bolt descended upon Franklin Field
Elementary school children have been running at the Relays since the early 1950s.
A look at international participation in the Penn Relays.
Legally blind sportswriter David Block has become a fixture at the Penn Relays.
Athletes representing 59 different college conferences and over 60 different countries will compete in 318 combined running and field events at the Penn Relays. But outnumbering the many runners hungry to win this week will be the number of people just wanting to eat on the run.
You may think the 100-meter is the fastest race, but you would be wrong. In less than fifty seconds, the 4x100 meter relay can produce the sweetest of melodies or the most discordant screeches. The symphony — and its four beautiful movements — have the power to move.
As a freshman in college, I'm set to attend all three days of Penn Relays for the first time — and I'm praying they're just as good as I remember.
Both teams combined for 23 top-three finishes across the various sections.
Competing at the George Mason Invitational, four members of Penn men’s track and field posted IC4A Championship-qualifying times.
For juniors Paige Madison and Victoria Strickland, running the 800-meter dash is paying dividends, no matter how painful it may be.
In their second home meet, the Red and Blue combined for 14 victories at the Penn Invitational.
The very first time Gabrielle Piper donned a Penn track jersey, she placed her name in Penn’s record books. Twice.
Runner and 1997 College graduate Adria Sheth and her husband Brian have donated $1 million to endow the Betty J. Costanza Women’s Track & Field coaching position.
In their first track meets at Franklin Field, Maalik Reynolds, Mason Smith, Karl Ingram and Gabrielle Piper all claimed big victories.
James Finucane, Penn track’s junior miler, projects humility. In fact, Finucane is so noticeably humble that one would not likely guess he is currently Penn’s fastest miler.
This weekend, Penn’s track and field team will travel to the Armory, a state-of-the-art indoor track facility in Manhattan, to compete at the indoor track Heptagonal Championships.
In high school, Conner Paez knew how to run hard. But as a freshman at Penn, he could never take a break.
In his first competition for the Red and Blue, highly-touted freshman high jumper Maalik Reynolds has already put his stamp on the Penn program.
The women were triumphant at the Navy Invitational, and two hundred miles up the coast, the men’s team finished third at the Saturday Night at the Armory Invitational in New York, N.Y.
With the end of cross country season and the onset of winter, the collegiate runner moves into a new phase of competition. But despite the biting cold and icy roads, training goes on as usual.
Senior cross country runner Jeff Weinstein debated transferring to avoid tough Ivy restrictions on eligibility.
Realizing their team goal, the Red and Blue took fourth place at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. The women’s team finished in sixth, marking their best result since 2007.
With the realization that only two races remain before their collegiate cross-country careers conclude, Penn’s three seniors are determined to make their final miles their swiftest yet.
Even after more than 10 visits to Van Cortlandt Park in the last four years, the Quakers don't feel that familiarity breeds contempt.
Both teams took first place in their first meet of the season at the Fordham Fiasco among fourteen other squads and over 300 runners at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y.
High school All-American Maalik Reynolds is looking to reach new heights at Penn — on both the track and basketball teams.
For two Penn track and field athletes, the year-long wait after a heartbreaking finish last May is finally over.
While the Penn track team will go from racing in front of over 54,000 fans at the Penn Relays to a far smaller crowd at Princeton, N.J., the stakes will be much higher at next weekend’s Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.
Despite crowds that topped 115,000 over three days, the Penn Relays did not intimidate the Penn track and field teams.
Usain Bolt pleased the crowd Saturday, taking just 8.79 seconds to anchor Jamaica’s 4x100-meter team to a record-setting victory in the USA vs. The World event.
Read through the replays of the DP Sports staff's live blogs from Friday and Saturday at Franklin Field for the 116th running of The Penn Relays.
Tomorrow evening, a different sort of team will take the track. Runners will be racing not for high school or college pride, but rather as representatives of the companies that employ them.
A strong senior class will be leading the Quakers as they attempt to defend their home turf.
According to Penn Relays director Dave Johnson, Usain Bolt’s attendance at this year’s Penn Relays is the “biggest international appearance” in 81 years.
Even race walking competitors know their sport can look a little silly. But as they gear up for the Relays, they also know their event requires a mental fortitude unknown to traditional runners.