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115th Penn Relays

Thu.-Sat., April 23-25, 2009
Franklin Field, Philadelphia PA

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Thurs - Fri - Sat

John Nepolitan Photos
Sat. Winners Gallery
Sat. Metro Gallery
Fri. Boys Action
Fri. Girls Action
Fri. Met 4x8 Girls
Fri. Met 4x1 Boys Trials
Fri. Met 4x8 Boys Trials
Fri. Met Boys Distance
Thu. Girls Distance
Thu. Metro Girls

Pat Davey Photos
Sat. Running Events
Sat. Boys DT
Sat. Boys HJ
Fri. Field Events
Fri Running Events
Thu. Girls I
Thu. Girls II

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Finals - Prelims

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Albemarle VA & Morris Hills NJ smash 4x8 USR: 7:30.67 and 7:31.60!!!
Calabar JAM rips Penn record 39.91 in boys 4x100

Saturday - Great Rivalry = A Dream Come True - STEVEU STORY

VA and Morris Hills NJ both smashed the 4x800 USR with 7:30.67 and 7:31.60.  The former record was 7:32.89 by Auburn WA from 2002 Adidas Outdoor - VIDEO w/Interview

JAM went under 40 seconds for the third time this year, defending their title and taking down the 4x100 COA field in a Penn Relays record 39.91 - VIDEO

More strong performances: St. Jago JAM 3:12.55 4x400 COA - VIDEO - (Rancho Verde CA US#2 3:13.75 in trials) - Carlton Lavong PA 24-06.50 LJ - Jordan Rispress OH US#1 51.89 400H - K'don Samuels JAM 15-09 PV (first Jamaican victory in event)

Albemarle 4x800 anchor Anthony Kostelac outkicks Morris Hills NJ anchor Liam Tansey in the final 200 meters for the victory.  Photo John Nepolitan

Friday - Vena upstages the stick handlers - STORY BY STEVEU

Nick Vena US#1 72-02.50 SP!
Morristown NJ soph launched a bomb on his 4th throw to set US sophomore, US age-16, New Jersey State, and meet records - Video

ER girls 2nd in 4x1
to Vere Tech JAM's 45.10 with a US#1 45.24, #17 all-time US.

Boys Distance Surprises
- 3K -
Robert Micikas PA 8:23.84 topples pre-race favorite Solomon Haile MD. Video | Mile - Canadian Jeremy Ray wins in record time: 4:08.14. Video | DMR - Upper Dublin PA 10:08.40 surprises West Windsor Plainsboro North NJ 10:11.28 and Manalapan NJ 10:12.78.  Robby Andrews runs 4:06.2 anchor for Manalapan - Video

At left, shot winner and record-setter Nick Vena acknowledges supporters as he receives his watch.  Photo John Nepolitan

Thursday - A Mixed Day for Prep Track Queens - STORY BY STEVEU

Girls Distance Night: Sveinsson 4:46.85, Morgan 9:31.32 3k, Tatnall 11:49.37 - Chelsey Sveinsson TX continues stellar soph year with 12+ second mile win.  2008 Mile champ Stephanie Morgan OH nips Emily Jones MA for 3K title.  Both were US#1 times.  Tatnall DE gets big lead and holds off Southern Regional NJ for big upset in US#2 time - DMR Video3000 video - Mile video.

Roosevelt girls 1 for 3 in Relays - Eleanor Roosevelt MD girls qualified fastest into Championship of America with a dominant 46.11 in the 4x100, but did not make the COA in the 4x400 or 4x800.

At right, Emily Jones MA pressed the pace for more than half the race, with Shelby Greany NY, but it was Stephanie Morgan OH who had the best finish.  Photo Pat Davey


2008: Two great runs for Roosevelt girls

New USR 8:43.12 4x800 for the girls of Eleanor Roosevelt MD (right, photo John Nepolitan), in a runner-up effort to Holmwood Tech JA's 8:41.92. Then Roosevelt came back and burned a 3:37.16 for the 4x400 victory.

Winners Table
Qual=Qualifying ... CH=Championship ... SS=Small Schools ... LS=Large Schools
SS - Herbert Morrison, JAM 41.68
LS - Calabar, JAM 41.18
CH - Calabar, JAM 39.91 - VIDEO
SS - Holmwood Tech, JAM 46.90
LS - Eleanor Roosevelt, MD 46.11
CH - Vere Tech, JAM 45.10
Qual - Rancho Verde CA 3:13.75
CH - St. Jago, JAM 3:12.55
Qual - Holmwood Tech, JAM 3:41.45 
CH - Edwin Allen, JAM 3:41.25- Video
SS - Morris Hills, NJ 7:47.13
LS - Albemarle, VA 7:49.39
CH - Albemarle, VA 7:30.67 - VIDEO w/Interview
SS - Holmwood Tech, JAM 9:08.33
LS - Columbia, NJ 9:24.65
CH - Edwin Allen JAM 8:44.06 - Video
Upper Dublin, PA 10:08.40  - Video
Tatnall, DE 11:49.37 - Video
Jeremy Rae, CAN 4:08.14 - Video
Chelsea Sveinsson, TX 4:46.85 - Video
Robert Micikas, PA 8:23.84 - Video
Stephanie Morgan, OH 9:31.32 - Video
Jordan Rispress, OH 51.89
Nikita Tracey, JAM 57.44
Kimarki Absalom, JAM 6-09
Peter-Gaye Reid, JAM 5-10.75
Carlton Lavong, PA 24-06.50
Tynita Butts, VA 19-11w
Ricardo Jaquite, MA 49-01.50
Rochelle Farquharson, JAM 41-01.75w
K'don Samuels, JAM 15-09
Mandissa Marshall, PA 12-01.50
Nick Vena, NJ 72-02.50 - Video SP
Emily Vannoy, MD 45-01
Matthew Huckabee, NJ 182-11
Aslynn Halvorson, JAM 161-08
Justin Shirk, PA 220-03
Deloma "Fawn" Miller, PA 150-11