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Penn Preview: Boys Kyle Brazeil Apr 24, 2012

To some, winning a Penn Relays Gold Watch is a goal just as, and even sometimes moreso important than winning a national championship.  Watches are awarded only to the overall American winners in Championship of America events at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, kicking off for the 118th time next Thursday at Franklin Field.  In some cases, most notably the sprints, it is harder to win a spot on the top of the medal stand than it is to win a national championship.  This fact is because of the international draw the relays bring to Philly; currently, there are 62 schools registered that are not from the United States, with Jamaica the most represented foreign country with 32 individual schools.  For some, winning a watch means beating the world. While the main events remain the short relays, specifically the 4x100m and 4x400m, the distance relays and open events are available on an invite basis.  And with the the high quality meet comes a high caliber field in each of the 4 invitational distance events.  We broke down the competition to help you see where the action may take place.

NBIN 4x800s - Rhodes burns rubber, Stotans surprise Geoffrey Decker Mar 11, 2012

Brooklyn's Boys & Girls High School was right at home in New York City tonight at the Washington Heights Armory. The Kangaroos, long known for their success in the sprint relays (they are defending champs in the 1600 meter relay), notched a new title on their belt with an exhilarating come-from-behind win in the 3200 meter relay. 

Double Up: Athletes put their best foot forward in multiple events Christopher Hunt May 24, 2011

  When the championship portion of the season rolls around that’s when most high school track and field athletes do most of their team’s heavy lifting. So since some of the county championships have started around New York State, I wanted to take a highlight some of the best doubles we’ve seen over this past weekend. Here are some that stood out.  

Sheepshead Bay brings gold to Brooklyn Christopher Hunt Jun 22, 2008

Rodriques wins 400, helps record relay By Christopher Hunt GREENSBORO, N.C. – The whole crowd stood up. Then they waited. Naquan Alexander waited too. They all watched the scoreboard and waited some more. It took more than twice as long to figure out who won than it took to actually run the race. . FULL STORY HERE

Warwick wins 4x800 title Christopher Hunt Jun 21, 2008

Sheepshead Bay advances in 4x1 By Christopher Hunt GREENSBORO, N.C. – They knew it would be like this. The Warwick Valley girls toed the start line in the 4x800 relay as the top seed knowing they’d be chasing the clock. “Once we knew that Roosevelt wasn’t’ going to be in the race we knew we were going to have to push ourselves,” second-leg Tori Pennings said. “We wanted to run in the low 8:50’s.” FULL STORY HERE

Weekend Highlights: Babcock (CA) 4:16.42 1500m, Finnerty (MN) 4:01.09 Mile, Demps (FL) 10.03w 100m Scott Bush Jun 16, 2008

**Christine Babcock (Woodbridge, CA) Runs 4:16.42 to Break Prep 1500m Record!!! Full Results **Rob Finnerty (Burnsville, MN) Runs Mile in 4:01.09 at Midwest Distance Gala, U.S. #7 A-T!!! Full Results **Jeff Demps (South Lake, FL) Blazes 10.03w for 100m!!! The New York State T&F Championships lead the way in this weekend's highlight section. The last state meet of the year kicked off Friday with some excellent results. In the girls 400m hurdles, Dalilah Muhammad (Benjamin Cardoza, NY) bested Elizabeth Mott (New Rochelle, NY) over the final hurdle to beat Mott with a new U.S. #1 time of 57.81. Mott's time of 58.01 earned her the U.S. #2 spot. More results and highlights inside and coming throughout the weekend. Top Boys Weekend Highlights - Rob Finnerty (MN) 4:01.09 mile at the MDG Results / Video / Splits - Jeff Demps (FL) runs a 10.03 (2.2 wind) against elite competition - Ryan Fleck (OH) clears 7-02 HJ at Midwest Meet of Champs., U.S.#2 - John Guagenti (OH) blazes 46.95 for 400m at Midwest MOC - Walter Luttrell (OH) breaks nine for 3200m in 8:59.81 effort at MMOC - David Slovenski (ME) soars 16-09 in boys pole vault at NE Champs. - Brett Johnson (NJ) runs 4:08.51 mile, breaking NJ jr. class record - Albert Johnson (NY) NY State victories of 48-07.50 TJ, 23-02.75 LJ Top Girls Weekend Highlights - Christine Babcock (CA) 4:16.42 1500m, U.S.#1 all-time Results - Becky O'Brien (ME) U.S.#1 shot put in 51-06.50 at NE Champs. - Meshawn Graham (OH) runs 53.56 for 400m at Midwest MOC - Candyce McGrone (IN) 11.78 100m, 23.65 200m at MMOC - Dalilah Muhammad (NY) blazes 57.81 in 400mH at NY State, U.S.#1 - Elizabeth Mott (NY) second in 400mH with 58.01 effort, U.S.#2 - Emily Lipari (NY) wins 3k at NY State in 9:37.53, 1500m in 4:30.58 Top Meets of the Weekend: Midwest Distance Gala / Midwest Meet of Champions / New England T&F Championships / NY State T&F Championships / Caribbean Scholastic Invitational

Boys & Girls sprint depth prevails Christopher Hunt Jun 9, 2008

Rodriques clocks 24.16 By Christopher Hunt photos by www.wingedfootfotos.com NEW YORK – It was the way that Boys & Girls coach James Jackson sat in the stands, the way his team routinely walked about. They watched the races. They cheered. They showed no more intensity than before. And no less either. FULL STORY HERE list of national elite performances photo by www.wingedfootfotos.com

Reese wins again Christopher Hunt May 11, 2008

Muhammad runs meet record 400IH By Christopher Hunt WHITE PLAINS – Suffern’s Shelby Greany convinced Kristin Reese of Carmel to race in the 1,600. They both wanted a fast race. They would both ensure that it happened. That’s why there wasn’t much strategy involved in this one. They ran attached at the shoulder, Reese on the inside. Every woman for herself. Greany readied herself at the start of the bell lap. They both turned it up on the back straight. Then Greany pounced with 200 left and Reese responded. “I took a shot with 200 but she wouldn’t let me pass,” Greany said. FULL STORY HERE

Penn Relays Recap: Greatness Everywhere You Look Scott Bush Apr 30, 2008

The 114th Annual Penn Relays this past weekend was a site to behold. With numerous meet records broken, the second largest attendance ever and near perfect weather, every event seemed to produce a few moments perfect for a 2008 track and field highlight reel. As the chaos of this weekend winds down and the preparation for the coming weekend starts to rev up, we take a look back at the best of the best from this year's Penn Relays (Pictured left: Eleanor Roosvelt (MD) hoisting 4x4 title, photo by Tim Fulton).   Don Rich Photos: Thursday / Friday / Saturday More Photos: NY Gallery / NJ Photos Christopher Hunt Articles (Armory Track): Corning's Johnson Leaps to Victory, Germantown Friends Wins DMR, Roosevelt Dominates at Penn, Roxbury Wins DMR at Penn More Penn: Video Interviews / Results

Penn Relays Coverage: Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) National Girls 4x8 Record in 8:43.12 Scott Bush Apr 26, 2008

**U.S. Girls 4x800m Relay Record: Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) in 8:43.12!!! Friday just keeps on getting better. In the girls 4x800m relay, Holmwood Tech (Jamaica) beat Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) (photo left by Tim Fulton) 8:41.52-8:43.12 in a simply perfect race. Eleanor Roosevelt's performance broke the U.S. record by seven seconds. Eleanor Roosevelt then came back to win the 4x400m relay in 3:37.16. Thursday marked day one of the high school portion of the Penn Relays. Topping the way in the highlights Thursday was Ryann Krais' (PA) (pictured above by Don Rich) big 400m hurdle win in 59.62. Edwin Allen (Jamaica) ran 45.28 in the 4x100m relay for the top time of the day and Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) ran 3:38.40 in the girls 4x400m relay, top advancing time of the day! We'll be brining you the best coverage around this weekend, so keep checking back inside. Results: Friday Boys / Friday Girls / Thursday Girls Schedule / Live Results / Girls Winners Table / Boys Winner Table Video Interviews / Meet Preview / Official Website

NY Weekend Highlights - 4/19/08 Apr 21, 2008

BOYS AND GIRLS OVER TILDEN IN SMR AT NY RELAYS, CHANELLE PRICE RUNS 2:03.98, Charlene Lipsey (Hempstead) 2:09, Freshman State Record in 2K Steeple for Warwick's Tim Luthin (6:23), Monique Roberts (CNS) leaps 5-09 at Bethlehem girls meet, Kristin Reese (Carmel) wins 3200m and 800m at Red Raider Relays, Shelby Greany (Suffern) over Sarah McCurdy (Bay Shore) in 1600m at RRR (4:57), Vanessa Stewart (North Babylon) 42-06 Shot Put t RRR, Ramapo boys dominate sprints at Red Raider Relays, Amityville boys run well. MORE MEET HIGHLIGHTS, PREVIEWS, AND PICS POSTED HERE

Armory All Stars - 2008 Girls Team Mar 30, 2008

Armory Athlete of the Season Nadonnia Rodriques, Sr. Boys & Girls First ever Armory All Star Team picks athletes based on Armory Rankings, number of races here, and presence at The Armory. FULL GIRLS TEAM HERE photo bywww.wingedfootfotos.com

Armory Athlete of the Week - 2/20 and 2/27 Christopher Hunt Feb 28, 2008

Union Catholic, NJ Boys 4x200m - 1:28.35 US#1 Nadonnia Rodriques (Boys and Girls) 400m US#1, NY State Record 52.83 Dominique Booker (Immaculate Conception, NJ) 24.21 200m - US#3 Wayne Davis (Southeast Raligh, NC) Armory Record 55m HH 7.17 US Leader

Millrose Games Trials at The Armory Jan 9, 2008

Boys and Girls and Cardozo runs US#1 and US#2 - by Christopher Hunt GIRLS:  Boys and Girls, NY 3:51.44 US#1 , Benjamin Cardozo, NY 3:51.81 US#2, Hempstead, NY 3:24.57 US#5, Canarsie, NY 3:58.92 US#6  BOYS:Midwood, NY  3:24.93 US#5, , Bellport, NY 3:25.82 US#7, Amityville 3:25.95US#8.4x800m Relay Race Video Chaminade, NY - US#2 4x8 - 7:57.13 Kellenberg, NY 7:59.51 US#3, Fordham Prep, NY 8:06.18 US#10