4x100 AND 4x200 SQUADS BREAK SCHOOL RECORDS AT PENN RELAYS
April 23, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore men's track and field team continued their stellar season as the 4x100 and 4x200 squads both broke school records on the second day of the 116th Penn Relay Carnival, held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Both squads are made up of junior Thomas Keane-Dawes (Camden, N.C.), senior Allodin Fothergill (New Hempstead, N.Y.), sophomore Damian Miles (Teaneck, N.J.) and sophomore Akheem Gauntlett (Roselle, N.J.).
The 4x100 relay finished third overall out of 87 teams competing with a time of 40.19, which broke the school record of 40.33, which was set last season by the same four sprinters. The squad will compete tomorrow at 1:25 p.m. in the 4x100 Championship of America.
The 4x200 relay was fourth overall out of 69 teams with a time of 1:23.07. The previous school record (1:24.88) was also set last season by the quartet. They next compete at 2:40 tomorrow in the 4x200 Championship of America.
The 4x400 relay also competed today and finished 22nd overall with a time of 3:11.92. Junior Paul Jones-Burden (Rahway, N.J.) joins Keane-Dawes, Gauntlett and Fothergill in the relay. The squad races tomorrow at 5:40 p.m. in the 4x400 College Finals.
Sophomore Johan Welter (Paris, France) participated in the lone individual event of the day for the Hawks in the 400-meter hurdles. He finished 12th out of 43 athletes with a time of 53:01.
Two relay squads also competed for the Lady Hawks in the 4x200 and the Sprint Medley Championship of America.
Freshman Jasmine Benbow (White Plains, Md.), sophomore Monique Hawkins (Randallstown, Md.), freshman Jennell Wade (White Plains, Md.) and sophomore Melina Gallas (Paris, France) competed in the women's 4x200 relay and finished 37th overall with a time of 1:41.31.
The women's 4x800 Championship of America will also take place Saturday at 1:55 p.m.
The Penn Relays are the largest annual track and field meet in the United States and the largest annual relay meet in the world. Over the course of three days, 17,000 athletes from all levels will race in front of 115,000 spectators.
For live results and video streaming, visit www.thepennrelays.com.