Tuesday, April 30, 2013

PENN RELAYS: An amazing experience for area athletes

To the track and field world, Penn Relays is a meet that all runners want to compete in. Whether you are a high school, college or professional runner, jumper or thrower, this relay carnival hosted by the University of Pennsylvania is certainly on your list of places to run before your career comes to a close.

Many high school athletes in Montgomery County got to experience Penn Relays this past weekend. Some are veterans of the competition, while others were competing for the first time. Many athletes from other states dream of coming to the Relays, while the high schools from the area look to prove their worth in front of a home crowd.

None did that better than La Salle High School’s distance medley relay team, which took home the Championship of America. Competing against teams from all around the nation, the squad of Andrew Stone, Levi Hardy, Jack Magee and Tom Coyle were in fourth for most of the race, but Coyle’s fantastic finish as the anchor leg saw the Explorers take the crown in 10:04.93 and lift the gigantic Penn Relays winner’s plaque.

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