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.
Nearly 20 athletes who are visually impaired or have amputated limbs will compete at Relays.
The story of Usain Bolt's famous Golden Pumas, and how their lore found its beginning and its end at the Penn Relays.
While just being in the same area code as Bolt is exciting enough, approximately 750 middle and junior high students running for glory at Franklin Field.
For the Penn track and field program and many of its competitors, the Penn Relays is not only an important college competition, but also an opportunity to jump start next year’s recruiting process.
Monday, USA Track and Field announced the relay pools for the USA vs. The World events, which includes several famous Olympians like Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater.
On Saturday, the Penn women’s track and field team battled both Cornell and harsh weather conditions during their dual meet in Ithaca, N.Y.
Saturday wasn’t the first time coach Gwen Harris and the rest of the team heard the sprinters’ rap, but posting three under-25-second 200-meter runners isn’t the result of just a good pump-up song.
Penn edged out the Tigers by six points, 89-83. Yale was a distant third with 25 points.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt announced yesterday that he will again be competing at the Penn Relays in the men’s 4x100 relay as part of the USA versus The World event.
Fresh off the Villanova Outdoor Duals and Maryland Invitational, the Penn men’s and women’s track and field teams will return to competition this Saturday. Besides Penn Relays, the Penn Invite will be the Quakers’ only home meet this season.
The men's track team were able to capture titles in several events at the Villanova Duals, while the women's Quakers placed third with 108 points.
The men finished the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America Championships tied for 33rd place among 52 teams, while the women finished 16th among 52 teams at ECACs.
On Saturday, several Quakers will begin competition in the 2010 IC4A Championships, the first meet of the postseason, in which only select athletes will compete.
At Heps, the Penn men finished seventh out of eight teams with 33 points, while the women placed sixth with 48 points.
The indoor track season comes to a boil this weekend as the men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Hanover, N.H., to compete in the Indoor Heptagonal Championships.
With 15 events officially in the books, the Penn women currently sit in fifth place out of nine competing teams, while with 16 events scored, the Penn men are fifth out of eleven teams.