The Jersey splits add to 8:17:43 vs. Villanova’s 8:17.45!
This was my 35th year at the Penn Relays…and the 2013 edition ranks up as one of the best. Great weather and so many great races - here’s what I’ll remember most:
Lipari’s anchor leg - how does a 2:05 beat a 2:00? And Roesler ran a fine leg herself. What an amazingly tough nut Lipari is.
Pleasantville…great race by all 4 legs…the Clarks are at a whole other level…they could run on any college team.
McGorty 4:04/Malone’s 4:05 - how many times has someone run so fast wire-to-wire. Huge last lap for Malone. Would love to have seen Cheserek in there.
Drouin 7-7 3/4 - breaks Stones Franklin Field record of 7-7 1/2 from 1976 (which was a world record).
Oregon winning 4xmile - I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bunch of guys as excited as they were when Mac Fleet crossed the line for the win. Great to see Elkaim part of a winning team. Oregon’s participation at Penn - both men and women - adds so much the Relays…hope they keep coming back…with Jersey runners representing.
So many other great races…Penn State’s double, US women’s 4x8, 44. HS legs…what an amazing track meet!
Also - great NJ legs on 4xmile:
Adds to 16:22.6
Can’t wait for next year!