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Olympic champion Greg Bell returned to Penn Relays with plenty of memories

88-year-old Greg Bell was one of the top athletes of his era. Competing for Indiana, he broke a Penn Relays record and captured four individual titles—three in his specialty, the long jump—from 1956 through 1958. Returning to Franklin Field in 2019, he carried his Olympic gold medal from the 1956 Melbourne Games, which he won seven months after his first Relay record. 

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Penn women make history with first distance medley relay win at Penn Relays

Women’s distance medley relay team members Nia Akins, Uchechi Nwogwugwu, Melissa Tanaka, and Maddie Villalba won Thursday’s race at the Penn Relays. Coach Steve Dolan said the four are “some of the best runners in Penn history assembled at one time.”

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Usain Bolt remembers his historic 2010 Penn Relays performance: ‘There was a great atmosphere’

No matter where his life and his pursuits take him, the Jamaican icon always will remember his performances at the Penn Relays and what the carnival has done to help young Jamaican athletes get noticed by U.S. colleges.

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Forty years after his memorable race, Renaldo Nehemiah to return to Penn Relays

It has been 40 years since Renaldo Nehemiah created one of the most indelible memories in the history of the Penn Relays with his history-making 44.3-second anchor leg for Maryland.

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Penn’s female rowers have a new teammate. She’s 10.

With the help of Penn’s women’s rowing team, the sport is bringing Keira McGrenehan joy and relief as she manages ulcerative colitis through a national program called Team IMPACT, which connects kids with serious and chronic illnesses to college athletic teams.

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