Penn Relays Day Two – Top Philly Finishers

Villanova Claims Men’s Distance Medley Relay Championship of America

April 26, 2024 –

The second day of competition at the 128th Penn Relays Carnival concluded. Let’s look at a recap of the event top ten Philly finishers. The highlight of the day was Villanova winning the men’s DMR with a time of 9:35.90. Liam Murphy outlasted a pack of seven runners to cross the finish line first, despite being passed in the last 200 meters. The details of the race can be found in the previous article on this site.

Other did make their mark, all in the Collegiate level of competition.

On the track Saint Joseph’s and Penn were in the College Men’s DMR College race. Saint Joseph’s took 7th place with a time of 9:48.35. Will Rau, Luke Noss, Tomek Przbylak, and Matthew Coffey ran for the Hawks. The University of Pennsylvania trailed SJU by point 36 seconds to finish in 8th place. Kyle Miler led off. Sean Golembiewski ran the 400m leg and had the fastest split of 47.91 in the race. Nicholas Pizzaro ran the 800, and William Shaughnessy anchored running the 1600m leg.

In the College Women’s DMR College both Penn and Saint Joseph’s faced off again. This time Penn crossed the finish line ahead placing third running a time of 11:35.74 to finish 4th. In order of the 1200m, 400m, 800m, and 1600m legs; Phoebe White, Amelia Kristen, Arielle Breuinger, and Zoe Shetty wore the Red and Blue. St. Joe’s was fifth point 13 seconds behind. The team in order of each leg was; Majken Lutzgen, Jessica Rubio, Samantha Korck, and Ava Curry.

On the field six events had Philly College athletes competing, and many found success on the day, all in the College Division.

In the jumps Tierra Crane of Temple was tops in the Women’s Pole Vault clearing a height of 3.90m. Just behind was Kai Eisenhardt of Penn getting over the bar set at 3.75m for the third spot. In fifth place was Temple Owl Aliza White Vega at 3.6m. The Red and Blue had a winner in the Women’s Triple Jump when Olutumino Onaleye had a distance of 12.73m in her third jump. Temple jumper Obiamaka Igwenagu went 12.21m on her second attempt to place fifth. Adanna Agbo of Penn was sixth when she jumped a distance of 12.19 on the initial attempt. In the Women’s High Jump four locals finished in the top ten. Amira Green of Temple was second and Penn’s Sarah Lavery was third. Both had a height of 1.75m. Green placed higher by fewer misses, five to six. Nicole Castor was fourth for the Cherry and White at 1.7m. Samantha Strydeski of the Red and Blue also cleared 1.7m, but missed five times compared to three for Castor to place lower. In the men’s High Jump Conrad Moore of Penn was in third place with a leap of 2.06m.

At the throwing events Elliot Bush and Madison Knier of Penn placed first and eighth in the women’s Javelin. Bush threw 48.80m on her fourth attempt to be the winner. Knier’s best distance was 41.44m on her fifth throw. In the men’s Javelin Atticus Soehren of Penn placed seventh when his second throw went 59.65m. Faith Haught took sixth place in the Women’s Discus Throw with a toss of 46.15m on her third attempt. Haught was consistent with each throw within a range of 43 – 46m.

The final day of the Relay Carnival is Saturday. Villanova will field teams in the Women’s 4×800 Relay. The men’s team may compete in either the 4xMile or 4×800 or both. Each race has a Wheel at stake. In the 4×400 Relay Penn will be in the final for the Championship of America. And the International Race featuring Olympians will be a highlight of the day.

Written By: Glenn Papazian


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