PHILADELPHIA - For the 121st 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 on Saturday from 12:30-3 p.m.
Last year, 49,103 fans roared at legendary Franklin Field on Saturday, and made up a three-day total attendance of 108,660. That marked the 11th straight year and the 14th time in the last 15 years with more than 100,000 spectators at the world's oldest and largest relay carnival.
Tickets to this year's Penn Relays are availablehere.
The 121st edition of the Penn Relays starts off for the Red and Blue with several relays on Thursday, while several Quakers will be competing in Thursday night's distance events. 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.
Last year, for the first time since 1922, the Quakers boasted three individual Penn Relays champions. In two wins on Saturday, then-sophomoreThomas Awadbecame just the second Quaker to break four minutes in the mile, while Maalik Reynoldsbecame the first Penn man in 107 years to win multiple high jump titles at the Penn Relays. In addition, sophomoreNoel Jancewiczis the defending champion in the heptathlon. A full recap of Penn's efforts and successes at the 2014 Penn Relays can be found here.
Penn will have plenty of momentum heading into this year's Penn Relays. Elevendifferent Quakers moved into or up in the school record books last week at the Larry Ellis Invitational, including three of the top 10 fastest times in school history in the men's 1,500 meters. A complete recap of that meet can be found here.
The largest track meet in the world, the Penn Relays, 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.