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Team USATF set for second straight weekend of relay action at Saturday’s USA vs. the World

4/25/2017
 

PHILADELPHIA -- Team USATF is ready to take on the world for a second consecutive weekend, as the U.S. heads to Philadelphia for USA vs. The World at the Penn Relays Carnival. Set for Saturday, April 29, the international relay competition will be available on USATF.TV +PLUS and NBC Sports Group properties.


Penn Relays coverage begins Thursday at 10 a.m. ET on USATF.TV +PLUS, followed by Friday events starting at 9 a.m. and continuing on NBCSN from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage of USA vs. The World will air on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. ET and on-demand on USATF.TV +PLUS. Click here for a full schedule.


Eight members of Team USATF’s squad from last weekend’s IAAF World Relays will be competing at Franklin Field, including gold medalists LeShon Collins (4x100m), Casimir Loxsom (4x800m), Natasha Hastings (4x400m), 4x200m silver medalist Dezerea Bryant and mixed 4x400m silver medalists Mike Berry and Jaide Stepter. Also in the mix from the Golden Baton winners are Rio 2016 4x100m gold medalists English Gardner and Morolake Akinosun. Invited athletes for USA vs. the World are subject to change.


Teams from the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Nigeria, and the British Virgin Islands are scheduled to compete in the six events staged Saturday afternoon. Athletes converge on the Franklin Field oval to vye for titles in the men’s and women’s 4x100m, 4x400m and sprint medley relays. Team USATF clinched five of the six events in 2016.


Earlier this year, USATF and Penn announced a new partnership through 2020. The new partnership will expand television coverage from the traditional USA vs. the World relay events on Saturday to include a live, Friday night show on NBCSN. USATF.TV also will stream a live global webcast of the Penn Relays live during all three days of competition from 2017 through 2020.

 

Tickets are still available and can be purchased here.


Fans can follow along at the #PennRelays with #USAvstheWorld on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.


Team USATF - Men

100m Pool

Quentin

Butler

LeShon

Collins

Cordero

Gray

BeeJay

Lee

John

Teeters

Clayton

Vaughn

Marqueze

Washington

Markesh

Woodson

   

200m Pool

Beejay

Lee

Remontay  

McLain

Wallace

Spearmon

Marqueze

Washington

   

400m Pool

Mike

Berry

Ja'von

Hutchinson

Bryshon

Nellum

Calvin

Smith

Brycen

Spratling

Reggie

Wyatt

   

800m Pool

Donovan

Brazier

Casimir

Loxsom


Team USATF - Women

100m Pool

Morolake

Akinosun

Miki

Barber

Dezerea

Bryant

Kimberlyn

Duncan

English

Gardner

Lekeisha

Lawson

Tawanna

Meadows

   

200m Pool

Alexis

Love

   

400m Pool

Autumne

Franklin

Kala

Funderburk

Natasha

Hastings

Jaide

Stepter

Turquoise

Thompson


About USATF

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the country’s No. 1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. For more information on USATF, visit www.usatf.org.

 

About the Penn Relays

Over 200 athletes from more than 35 countries competed at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, whose spotlight on the world stage took them through the Penn Relays. The 2017 edition will once again bring the top athletes from around the globe as the next generation of superstars look to make their mark at Franklin Field. 2016 marked the 13th-straight year the Penn Relays has totaled over 100,000 spectators going to watch the world’s greatest athletes in competition.

 

Founded in 1895 and officially named The Penn Relay Carnival, the relays gained recognition as the world’s first and largest track and field relay meet and is the nation’s longest uninterrupted collegiate meet. The event has drawn top high school, college and world-class athletes from around the globe and has been the scene of numerous American and world records.


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