Yesterday, the Villanova women's distance medley relay team was upset by Georgetown despite being heavy favorites in the event. The Villanova men however, had no such trouble. The Wildcats captured the men's DMR final for a record 24th time in Penn Relays history. Villanova men's track coach Marcus O'Sullivan told CSNPhilly.com how proud he was of his team.
“I’m in love with the Penn Relays today,” O’Sullivan said. “I can’t tell you how proud I am. It was phenomenal for me to watch. It’s just an incredible experience to watch something as exciting and thrilling and performed in such classic style at the end.”
New Jersey prep school standout Nick Vena broke his own schoolboys shotput record with a with a distance of 72′ 9-1/4″ en route to his unprecedented fourth title in the event.
Haley Pierce won the individual high school female athlete of the meet title after taking the 3,000 meters with the second fastest time in Penn Relays history. The only other woman to run it faster was She won the 3,000 meters Thursday night in 9:16.35. This was the second fastest all time, with only Cathy Schiro O’Brien turning a better time. O'Brien went on to represent the United States in the 1988 Olympics.