Someone once said to me, "It always rains at Penn Relays." Luckily, I've always been able to say, "Really? That's never been the case for me!" Well, it's now my fourth Penn Relays and I'm experiencing my first real rain delay. To be fair, I've been here while we've had it drizzle on distance night, but it's never quite put a damper on the events. I've tried to save my laptop from a quick storm but the runners kept going. But, this year was a little different. We are "unofficially" 90 minutes behind schedule.
11:15 p.m. FINAL UPDATE!
Distance night always takes it out of me. It's been a long night and I'm ready to call it a day. Thanks for following us on www.GUHoyas.com for all of the latest updates on your Hoyas!
10:05 p.m. UPDATE!
Emily Jones takes third in the women's 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:33.11! Stay tuned for more from distance night as we still have the men's 5,000 meter!
8:52 p.m. UPDATE!
Check out the video from FloTrack.org of Coach Chris Miltenberg and our Penn Relays Champions women's DMR squad!
8:15 p.m. UPDATE!
Check out the photo of our women on the podium! Photo credit: Errol Anderson
8 p.m. UPDATE!
That was a whirlwind! After the Hoya women won the DMR in stellar fashion, I had to make sure my Nikes were tied tight as I raced down to the infield for their podium photo and then made my way to the press conference in the Dunning Center at Penn. A huge congratulation to Coach Chris Miltenberg, Renee Tomlin, Chelsea Cox and Emily Infeld - that was amazing!
While I was off doing that, I have to admit that I was unable to watch our women's 4x400-meter relay heats but I do know that London Finley, Chela Green, Becca Deloache and Emily Menges ran a 3:4318 to take 18th overall in the heats.
Hoya Saxa everyone - it's starting off as a spectacular Penn Relays!
7:05 p.m. UPDATE!
GU WOMEN WIN DMR! Renee Tomlin, Amanda Kimbers, Chelsea Cox and Emily Infeld win the women's DMR! Congrats and Hoya Saxa!
7:04 p.m. UPDATE!
Emily is laying down the hammer and pulled away on the back straight. In a commanding lead!
7:02 p.m. UPDATE!
Georgetown leads with Virginia close behind and Tennessee in third!
7 p.m. UPDATE!
Emily Infeld takes over anchor leg in women's DMR in the lead ... 1,200 meters to go!
6:57 p.m. UPDATE!
Renee Tomlin puts the Hoyas in second through her handoff with Amanda Kimbers taking over the 400-meter leg. Kimbers takes the lead on her leg with Chelsea Cox taking over the crucial 800-meter leg.
6:25 p.m. UPDATE!
Check out a photo from the action earlier today. That's Diana Sainvil, a freshman handing off to GU's anchor, All-American Deidra Sanders. Deidra spends a lot of her time off the track doing a lot of great things for GU athletics, including a lot of work with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee! Congrats to our women's 4x100 for making it to tomorrow's finals in the college division! Photo credit: Errol Anderson
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Today's events started with the women's 4x100-meter relay heats. The Georgetown women sent out the quartet of Chela Green, Amanda Kimbers, Diana Sainvil and All-American Deidra Sanders. The foursome ran a time of 47.14, good enough to qualify the quartet for the women's 4x100-meter relay college division at 1:05 p.m., on Friday.
Still up on tonight's schedule:
Women's Distance Medley Relay Championship of America
Women's 4x400-meter Relay (heats)
Women's 3,000-meter Championship
Men's 5,000-meter Championship
One of the greatest things about Penn Relays will be the droves of track & field fans that come out to watch this great event. Today's crowd was announced as 22,750. Let's get ready for a solid three days of events for the Hoyas!