The 126th running of the Penn Relays

The Relays returned to Franklin Field last Thursday through Saturday for the first time since 2019.

Full view of Penn’s Franklin Field with runners running on the track.
The 126th running of the Penn Relays were held Thursday through Saturday at historic Franklin Field.

The 126th running of the Penn Relays were held Thursday, April 28, through Saturday, April 30, at historic Franklin Field. It was the first Carnival since 2019 after a two-year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Quakers put on impressive performances and broke a number of school records across the three days.

On Thursday, senior distance runner James Lee placed fourth in the 1,500m with a time of 3:47.43. The steeplechase saw senior distance runner William Hare take eighth overall with a time of 8:59.18.

Wendell Pritchett on Franklin Field holding a large Penn Relays seal with the prime minister of Jamaica.
Interim President Wendell Pritchett with Andrew Holness, the prime minister of Jamaica.

Senior thrower Mayyi Mahama earned third place in the hammer throw, tossing 63.65m.

On Friday, senior sprinter Enoch Cheung clocked a time of 14.30 in the 110 hurdles to move into ninth in program history.

Junior hurdler Katherine Muccio put up a time of 13.82 in the 100 hurdles to land third in the record book. In the pole vault, freshman Nataliaa Ilieva took third place with a height of 3.93m to move to fifth in program history.

In the high jump, senior Claire Moreau finished fourth with a clearance of 1.71m while sophomore Addie Renner took eighth at 1.66m.

On Saturday, the men set a new program mark in the 4xMile Championship of America, taking sixth overall with a time of 16:18.83. James Lee ran the first leg, followed by senior Ray Sellaro, junior Michael Keehan, and senior Justin Cornetta on the anchor.

Senior Marc Minichello won the javelin college championship with a new personal record of 77.42 meters to remain at No. 2 in program history.

In the women’s 4x800 college final, senior Olivia Babski, freshman Chloe Hassman, senior Caroline O’Sullivan, and freshman Bronwyn Patterson stormed to a time of 8:44.81 to take the win and take home a small wheel.

Overhead view of one runner on a track passing a baton to another.


A solo runner running on a track.


Overhead view of runners running a race on a track.


A runner jumps over a hurdle on a track.


An athlete in a Penn jersey about to throw a shot put.


Many runners racing on a track.


Overhead view of a person in mid-jump competing in a long jump.


A runner holding a baton runs on a track.


Two runners in front of hurdles on a track give each other a fist bump.


Two racers running and jumping over hurdles.


An athlete holds a pole vault pole in their hands.


A person arching over a high jump bar in mid-air.


A runner running in the lead on a track.

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