April 26-28, 2001 at Franklin Field, Philadelphia PA
107th Penn Relays
The oldest and biggest track meet in the country.
Although college and Olympic level events are prominent, the high
school events bring the majority of the thousands of athletes to
the Penn Relays. International flavor is provided by Jamaica,
which sends its best every year followed by a huge rooting
section, and Ireland, which has owned the boys DMR in recent years.
Nearly 100,000 fans attend the 3 days of action, with more than
40,000 jamming the old Franklin Field grandstands for the Saturday
races. It is officially called the Penn Relays Carnival, and
a carnival atmosphere prevails on the streets surrounding Franklin
Field on the U. of Penn campus -- scores of souvenir and food stands,
with barbecue smoke filling the air and throngs of sweatsuit clad
athletes, fans and coaches filling the sidewalks.
St. Jago JAM (J) anchor passes A.P. Randolph soph
Natasha Hastings in 4x400 heat.
See what happened next.
More than 100 action pictures from the Penn Relays with text, splits,
and quotes: Alan Webb and South Lakes
VA win DMR and 4x800 -
Boys & Girls NY wins girls DMR
and record 4x800 - Bobby Lockhart's
easy boys mile - happy warrier Erin Donohue
fixes hair and kicks at 300 meters in girls mile
- Candice Baucham owns girls triple jump
- pulled muscle costs Oakland Mills MD in boys
4x100 - Krystle Moss redeems herself in girls
high jump - Air Time girls (Shepard and Lederman) dominate pole
vault - Charles Millioen looks like a million in boys
3000 - Paige Miller breaks up 3-way battle in girls
3000 - Holmwood Tech wins 3rd relay title in girls 4x400
- 3 NY teams (A.P. Randolph, Boys & Girls, and
Bellport) win girls 4x800 heats
- Jamaica recaptures girls 400m hurdles
with record run by Melaine Walker - and Donna
on the Side capturing the carnival atmosphere outside the stadium.