PHILADELPHIA - For the 122nd consecutive year, the University of Pennsylvania will host the Penn Relays at historic Franklin Field. The world's oldest and largest relay carnival is set for Thursday through Saturday and will be nationally televised on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, April 30th from 12:30-3 p.m. Action will also be broadcast on live on FloTrack.
Last year, 48,920 fans roared at legendary Franklin Field on Saturday, and made up a three-day total attendance of 110,587. That marked the 12th straight year and the 15th time in the last 16 years with more than 100,000 spectators at the world's oldest and largest relay carnival.
Tickets to this year's Penn Relays are available here.
The 122nd edition of the Penn Relays starts off for the Red and Blue on Tuesday and Wednesday with the college men’s decathlon. Several Quakers are set to be featured in Thursday night's distance events and Friday and Saturday will contain most of the relays, including some Championship of America races. The first field events for Penn will be on Friday morning and continue into Saturday. For a complete schedule of the events in which the Quakers will be participating, click here.
The Penn Track and Field team had another successful showing at the 2015 Penn Relays, with then-junior Thomas Awad putting in the fastest mile split time in the 4xMile Championship of America race to help the quartet of Chris Hatler, Nick Tuck, Clark Shurtleff and Awad finish sixth in the event. On the women’s side in the 4x800 Championship of America race, Taylor Hennig, Candace Taylor, Carey Celata and Ashley Montgomery finished fifth overall with the second-fastest time in school history. A full recap of Penn’s efforts and successes at the 2015 Penn Relays can be found here.
Penn will have plenty of momentum heading into this year's Penn Relays. Eight different Quakers moved into or up in the school record books last week at the Larry Ellis Invitational, including three school records in the women’s 100 meters, 1,500 meters and the 3,000 meter steeplechase. A complete recap of that meet can be found here.
The largest track meet in the world is also home to the nation's most extensive results page. For all of your Penn Relays needs, see the link to the Penn Relays results page here.
PennAthletics.com will have an update on the performance of the Quakers after each day of competition.