Every year Philadelphia, specifically the University of Pennsylvania, hosts the most popular and most attended track meet in the Nation known as the Penn Relays. It is also the oldest track and field competition in the U.S. dating back to 1895. Hundreds of high schools and colleges worldwide are privileged with this platform to show off the skills of their Track and Field teams. This platform also allows each country to show off their best “olympic potential” professional team to the World in an exciting, but competitive manner. The high school finals and the professional races usually end up being a battle between the United States of America and Jamaica, but there is always room for an upset from other countries. Competition begins Thursday, April 25th with all high school and collegiate female events. The male events commence on Friday, April 26th. All professional races and finals, male and female, take place on Saturday, April 27th. Make sure to catch professionals such as Usain Bolt, Sanya Richards, Alysson Felix, and LFHH’s own Cambrya Jones compete during Saturday’s professional races.
To catch your High School’s, College’s race schedule and results or to watch them live visit: ThePennRelays
Follow @LFHappyHour to see where you can catch Live TV showings of the USA vs. World professional races.