It Relays Time!
Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s Relays time.
HepsNation returns to Franklin Field for the 122th running of the Penn Relays. The formal event begins tomorrow morning, but Ivy action has already started in the men’s decathlon where Penn’s Luke Knouse is the lone Heps representative in the two-day event. The decathlon concludes today.
All eight schools are scheduled to compete, and some of them are featured in the event previews.
- Princeton’s women 4×800 relay is a featured underdog in the Championship of America by the Penn Relays, which will be contested on Saturday at 4:10pm. Columbia, Penn, and Yale are also entered in this event.
- The Penn men are also featured in the Championship of America 4xMile race preview done by Penn Relays, which will be held on Saturday at 1:15pm.
- In the Daily Relay’s best Relays matchup preview, they highlight the women’s shot put championships and call out Harvard’s Nikki Okwelogu by name as a possible watch winner. This event will be held on Thursday at 11:30am.
- NCAA leader and Penn’s Sam Mattis is the favorite in the men’s discus throw championship. Mattis previously won the high school discus championship back in 2012 and is looking for his first collegiate Relays title and watch (letsrun.com Relays preview | Mattis interview). Harvard’s Julian Nunally will join Mattis in the event, which will be held on Saturday at 12:30pm.
Meanwhile, here are the other Championship of America events that HepsNation should keep an eye on as the Ivy League will be in contention for a Relays wheel:
- Thursday 5:40pm – College Women’s Distance Medley Relay: Dartmouth, Yale, Cornell
- Friday 1:20pm – College Women’s 4x1500m: Princeton, Yale
- Friday 2:35pm – College Men’s Distance Medley Relay: Penn, Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth
- Friday 3:10pm – College Men’s Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Cornell
- Friday 3:25pm – College Women’s Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Cornell, Princeton
- Friday 6:25pm – College Women’s Sprint Medley Relay: Columbia
- Saturday 4:40pm – College Men’s 4×800: Brown, Princeton, Penn, Columbia
For a full conference schedule, check out this entry list/event schedule that solely focuses on the Ivy League schools (a new perk to the best results website on the plant – pennrelaysonline.com).
How can you follow the action? Through the following means:
- The best live results website in track & field – pennrelaysonline.com – that is updated regularly at the hands of HepsNation co-founder Brett Hoover and friend of HepsNation Dipen Shah.
- Flotrack.com will be live streaming the meet – sign up for FlotrackPro for $19.99/month here.
- Follow the Penn Relays on facebook or on Twitter.
- NBC Sports Network will be airing the Saturday afternoon competition from 12:30pm to 3pm, which features the USA vs the World relays and select Championship of America races. Check your cable provider for channel information.
- Hepstrack.com will provide daily recaps focusing on HepsNation results.
Good luck to all HepsNation athletes in Philadelphia!