MIAMI, FL – Two of track and field’s biggest relay carnivals, the 2016 Penn Relays and the 2016 Drake Relays will go off this week and coverage from both will be available on USATF.tv and FloTrack.
This year’s live online streaming coverage from Penn Relays at Franklin Field will be available on NBC Sports Live Extra and FloTrack, with USATF.tv providing on-demand video stream from the April 28th – April 30th meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The bulk of the Penn Relays broadcast will be centered around the USA vs The World events, which will be on Saturday’s final day.
NBC Sports Network will also have live coverage on Saturday and the scheduled broadcasting action will run from 12:30pm ET to 3:00pm ET.
A number of world-class athletes, including Jamaica’s world and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and compatriot Elaine Thompson, as well as USA’s Justin Gatlin, Jeremy Wariner, Tyson Gay, Sanya Richards Ross Carmelita Jeter and Kaylin Whitney.
2016 Penn Relays Meeting Information
- 2016 Schedule
- 2016 HS Acceptances
- Results Live + Start Lists
- USA vs World – Elite Relays
- CoA Relays – Best of College & HS
USA vs the World 4x100m Relay 12:38pm ET Men
USA vs the World 4x100m Relay 12:50pm ET Women
USA vs the World 4x200m Relay 2:00pm ET Men
USA vs the World 4x200m Relay 2:10pm ET Women
USA vs the World 4x400m Relay 2:35pm ET Women
USA vs the World 4x400m Relay 2:52pm ET Men
DRAKE RELAYS FIELD BLESSED WITH STARS TOO
Meanwhile, the stars are also set to come out in Des Moines, Iowa, where the 107th staging of the Drake Relays will be hosted at Drake Stadium.
One of the projected highlighted events at this year’s meeting is the women 100m hurdles where some of the world’s best obstacle clearers will be in action.
Among those in line to compete in the event is USA’s Jasmin Stowers, the defending Relays champion event record holder at the meet with a swift 12.40 seconds from last season.
Current world-leader Kendra Harrison, who owns a personal best of 12.36 secs – the leading time in 2016 – will also be one of the sprint hurdlers to look out for, with 2013 IAAF World Championships bronze medallist Tiffany Porter of Great Britain also entered in the field.
Americans Queen Harrison, Brianna Rollins and Dawn Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist are also set to compete, although fan favourite Lolo Jones has been forced to pull out of the meet because of a hamstring injury.
“She’s tweaked a hamstring,” meet director Brian Brown said on Tuesday. “She’s been nursing it, thinking it would be ready and it’s just not responding as quickly as she would like.”
World record holder Aries Merritt of USA, his countrymen Ronnie Ash and David Oliver, as well as Jamaicans Hansle Parchment and Omar McLeod, are some of the big names in the men’s 110 hurdles event.
The meeting will also see talented teenage high jumper Vashti Cunningham, the daughter of former NFL all-pro quarterback Randall Cunningham, competing in the women’s high jump.
Cunningham is the IAAF World Indoor Championships gold medallist from Portland 2016.
LaShawn Merritt, Kirani James, Chris Brown, Bershawn Jackson, Johnny Dutch and Jeffery Gibson are also on the list to compete.
2016 Drake Results | Live Results