Results - More Photos
Second gold for Alan Webb and South Lakes VA to go with
their DMR win Friday. Holmwood Tech of Jamaica got the lead on a 1:54.5
second leg by Jermaine Myers, but Richard Smith of South Lakes passed
a gang of runners on a PR 1:52.7 third leg to give Webb the lead starting
the anchor leg. Webb finished it off with a 1:49.1 split, fastest ever
run at the Penn Relays. South Lakes finished 5 seconds ahead of Holmwood
|Richard Smith gets
and Alan Webb finishes it off
Smith started way back in the pack and recalled, "I
knew I had to get up to the leaders." He picked off runners one
by one and reached 2nd behind Holmwood Tech with 200 meters to go.
"I was tired, but I decided to forget it and go for it."
By the top of the stretch (above), he was on top en
route to a personal best split of 1:52.7
Webb's goal was to get out fast on the anchor, but
he said he overdid it, and actually tied up a bit in the second lap.
After one lap, he looked back and saw no one close. "But I knew
I still had to go hard." He did, and entered the stretch (above)
with the race well in hand.
Four hands, one
baton. They kept the baton.
From left: Richard Smith, Kanda Karmo, Yonathan Kebede, and Alan
In the press conference after, Webb was asked how the Penn Relays
weekend felt. He said: "It couldn't have been better. We went
3 for 3. You can't beat 50,000 fans screaming for you to go."
Webb's teammates were asked about having a superstar for a teammate;
they each said in so many words, "He's great. He doesn't have
a big head, and he's great to be around."
More Photos of the Race
1 7:41.75 South Lakes / VA
Kanda Karmo 2:00.8, Yonathan Kebede 1:59.2, Richard Smith 1:52.7, Alan
2 7:46.90 Holmwood Technical / JA
Jason Russell 2:01.8, Jermaine Myers 1:54.5, Kenry Robinson 1:57.0, Kirk
3 7:48.76 Butler / PA
Erinn Otterson 1:56.9, Adam Voll 1:59.1, Kregg Kozik 1:58.3, John McGee
4 7:50.83 Christiana / JA
Ricardo Chambers 1:58.6, Jason Salmon 1:59.6, Kadian Turner 1:58.6, Shaun
5 7:50.99 Christian Brothers Academy / NJ
Tom Falvey 1:59.3, Erich Reulbach 1:59.7, Jeff Peterson 1:57.7, Nat Glackin
6 7:53.11 Cumberland Valley / PA
Andy Zang, Chas Taverna, Darrell Curtis, Justin Skaare
7 7:53.28 John Jay (HJ) / NY
Jeff Long, Dan Jordy, Travis vonStaden, Tim Walker
8 7:58.04 North Penn / PA
Dave Atkiss, Dan Michael, Brad Maier, Steve Craig
9 7:59.39 Haverford / PA
Steve Lang, Mike Lang, Andy Talarowski, Tim Konopka
10 8:09.98 South Shore / NY
Kevin Patrice, Alex Jeffrey, Dwayne Victory, Mark Lee
11 8:14.43 Transit Tech / NY
Allandro Pirrce, Marlon McIntosh, Milville Rogers, Michael Brown
12 8:14.43 Archbishop Ryan / PA
Matt Catinella, Todd Colistro, Kevin Fong, Dana Mueller