Three days of Penn Relays, for 125 years

For 125 years, the nation’s largest outdoor track and field event has convened on Franklin Field for Penn Relays, come rain or shine. With the Relays kicking off on Thursday, Penn runners and teams around the world were on campus for a weekend of competition.

Franklin Field
One of the many races in the High School Boys’ 4x100 (Heats) on the second day of the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 26.
Penn Relays 2019 - Center field winning team
From left: Nia Akins, Melissa Tanaka, Uchechi Nwogwugwu, and Maddie Villalba pose for photos at center field after winning the Women’s DMR Championship of America during the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 25.
Penn Relays 2019 - Distance Women's Pack
Nia Akins amongst the pack in the Women’s DMR Championship of America during the 125th running of the Penn Relays held at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 25. On the final day of the Relays, Akins was named the College Relay Athlete of the Meet, becoming the first in program history—man or woman—and just the fourth overall in Ivy League history.
Maddie Villalba crosses the finish line
Maddie Villalba celebrates after crossing the finish line during the Women’s DMR Championship of America during the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 25.
Penn Relays 2019 - Finish Line Celebration
Teammates rush out to greet Maddie Villalba after crossing the finish line during the Women’s DMR Championship of America during the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 25.
Director of Track and Field Steve Dolan (middle left) celebrates with Uchechi Nwogwugwu, Maddie Villalba, Nia Akins, and Melissa Tanaka after winning the Women’s DMR Championship of America during the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 25.
Camille Dickson and Mia Knight compete in the Women’s 4x100
Camille Dickson (middle left) and Mia Knight (middle right) competes in the Women’s 4x100 Prelims during the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 25.
Camille Dickson competes in the Women’s 4x100 Prelims
Camille Dickson competes in the Women’s 4x100 Prelims during the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 25.
Maura Kimmel of Penn competes in field events at the 2019 Penn Relays.
Maura Kimmel of Penn competes in the shot put at the 2019 Penn Relays.
Penn Relays - Women's Long Jump
Kathryn Schoenauer competes in the Women’s College Long Jump during the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 25.
Penn’s Abby Norwillo competes in the Women’s College Pole Vault
Penn’s Abby Norwillo competes in the Women’s College Pole Vault during the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 25.
Penn Relays - Ashley Anumba competes in the Women’s Discus Championship
Ashley Anumba competes in the Women’s Discus Championship on the second day of the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 26.
Demetri Whitsett competes in the Men's College Long Jump
Demetri Whitsett competes in the Men’s College Long Jump on the second day of the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 26.
Cristian Constantin competes in the Men's College Long Jump
Cristian Constantin competes in the Men’s College Long Jump on the second day of the 125th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on April 26.
Penn Relays - Men's pole vault gif- 2019
Penn athletes compete in the men’s pole vault on the third day of the 125th running of the Penn Relays held at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27.
Payton Morris competes in the College Men's Pole Vault
Payton Morris competes in the College Men’s pole vault on the third day of the 125th running of the Penn Relays held at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27.
Penn Relays - College Men's 4x800m - 2019
Penn athletes compete in the Men's College 4x800m on the third day of the 125th running of the Penn Relays held at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27.
 Uchechi Nwogwugwu, College Women's 4x400
Uchechi Nwogwugwu competes in the College Women’s 4x400m  on the third day of the 125th running of the Penn Relays held at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27.
 Melissa Tanaka competes in  the college women's 4x800m
Melissa Tanaka competes in the College Women’s 4x800m on the third day of the 125th running of the Penn Relays held at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27.
Penn Relays College Men 4 x 800
Joe Novak competes in the College Men’s 4x800m on the third day of the 125th running of the Penn Relays held at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27.
James Lee competes in the College Men's 4 x 800m
James Lee competes in the College Men’s 4x800m on the third day of the 125th running of the Penn Relays held at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 27.
USA vs the World Men's 4 x 100m
USA vs. the World Men’s 4x100m.