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Penn Relays 2000
|April 27-29, 2000 at Franklin Field, Philadelphia PA
HS Summary - Day 2
Alan Webb's 3:59.9 anchor
Cincinnati Colerain sr Mason Ward (left, getting award from Larry Byrne) took the lead after one lap and cruised to a 4:13.71 win, 2 seconds ahead of his future University of Michigan teammate Brian Turner, Omaha NE sr.
Ward is looking ahead to the Foot Locker National Outdoor
championships in Raleigh in June and a meeting with Webb.
But he is realistic about his chances of beating Webb.
"With him running near 4 minutes, no way. My goal for
this year is 4:08."
A see saw last lap duel ended with Aaron Emery, Beaver River Central NY sr, toppling favored Dan Coval, Council Rock PA sr, in 8:32.18. Coval, who never loses in Pennsylvania, took the lead with 800 meters to go and seemed headed for the win. Emery took the lead on the bell lap, lost it, and regained it with 200 meters to go. "That's when I thought I might be able to win," said Emery.
Emery, who runs for Beaver River Central NY, said his first time at Penn was awesome. "When I came out of the tunnel and saw all those people, I thought WOW!" Asked how many people saw him run in upstate New York, Emery said, "Maybe 15 people at home, and 200 at the state meet."
Emery has signed to run for Oregon next year,
where he should see bigger, more appreciate crowds. Details
of the Boys 3000
|Girls 4x400 Championship - Disaster struck
Berkeley CA just as the announcer called them the leader of a furious
race. In the last exchange, the baton suddenly hit the ground and
rolled away. St. Jago JAM 3:42.37 and Vere Tech JAM 3:43.13 roared
to the lead and didn't look back. Eleanor Roosevelt MD 3:44.92 led
six American teams across the finish line, with Berkeley finishing last
instead of first. Details
of the girls 4x400
Girls 4x800 Championship - Jamaica captured the title for the 15th straight year with Holmwood Tech 8:55.79 making it three in a row. A scorching anchor split of 2:09.4 by Karen Gayle brought the winners from behind Edwin Allen JAM , which finished second in 8:59.10. Fastest qualifier Boys & Girls NY took third in 9:03.19, a 16-second margin over 4th place Conestoga PA. Details of the girls 4x800
Relays are popular with Jamaican fans
Girls 4x100 Championship - Earlier, Vere Tech JAM had the upper hand over St. Jago JAM as Vere got its 5th straight victory in this event, 45.44 to 45.69. Holmwood Tech JAM 46.03 gave Jamaica a 1-2-3 sweep before the first American team, Largo MD 46.31, arrived. Details of the girls 4x100
Boys 4x100 heats - Going for its 8th title in 11 years, Jamaica placed its top two two teams 1st and 3rd - Jamaica College 41.65 and Wolmer's Boys 42.06. Splitting them was Roman Catholic PA 41.94. Eight fastest teams run in the Championship of America final at 2:10 pm Saturday. Details of the Boys 4x100
Boys 4x800 heats - St. Malachy of Ireland, which has owned the DMR three years running and is favored again late today, branched out into the 4x800 and got the fastest qualifying time in the early morning 4x800 relay: 7:52.04. Each member of the balanced Irish squad was under 2 minutes, led by Francis McCaffrey's 1:56.6. Next fastest of 12 qualifiers for Saturday's 3:05 pm Championship of America final was North Penn PA 7:54.96, led by Steve Craig's 1:55.2. Details of the Boys 4x800
Boys Pole Vault - Details on the Boys pole vault
Boys High Jump - Details on the Boys high jump
Boys Long Jump - Details on the Boys long jump
Boys Triple Jump - Details on the Boys triple jump
Boys Shot Put - Details on the Boys shot put
Boys Javelin - Details on the Boys javelin
Attendance: 36,444, Friday record
Weather: 60s, alternating sunny and cloudy
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