Women’s 4×200 Track Team Runs Away With Title
Penn State’s men’s and women’s track teams took part in the Penn Relays this past weekend. This year marked the 116th year of the event and it broke the attendance record with a crowd of over 54,000 cheering on runners of all ages. Runners ranged in experience from high schoolers running at the historic Franklin Field for the first time to the World’s Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, who dominated the short distance events in the Olympic bracket.
Both the men’s and women’s teams had respectable showings, but the MVP (or rather MVT-most valuable team) of the meet for the Lions was the women’s 4X200 team. Caitlin DeFusco, Shavon Greaves, Fawn Dorr and Doris Anyanwu broke last year’s event record by almost a full second, clocking in at 1:33.78, which was good enough to win the race by a more than a full two seconds. They also beat the previous Penn State record for the event, set back in 2004. Footage of the race can be seen here. Shown is the women’s 4×400 Championship.
The Lions’ teams split up next weekend to go to Ohio State and Stanford for meets. Stay tuned as they continue their progressions toward the Big Ten and National Championship meets!