Penn Relays DMR and 4×8 acceptances announced, 11 S.J. schools headed to Franklin Field!!!!!!

Eleven South Jersey relay teams made the cut for the invitational 3,200-meter relay and distance medley next week at the 127th annual Penn Relays.

The DMRs are one-race championships. The 4-by-8’s lead to a Championship Race, with the 12-fastest times from the four heats advancing to the final.

The meet is scheduled for April 27-29 at Franklin Field in West Philadelphia. Click here for the complete schedule.

Click on any race for the field.

The boys 4-by-8’s qualifying races are scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday:
Race 1 
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4

The girls 4-by-8’s qualifying races are scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday:
Race 1
Race 2
Race 3 
Race 4 

The boys 4-by-8 Championship of America is scheduled for 5:50 p.m. Friday:

The girls 4-by-8 Championship of America is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. Saturday:

The boys DMR Championship of America is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Friday:

The girls DMR Championship of America is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. Friday

Here’s a look:

Small-School Boys 3,200-Meter Relay
Highland: Highland won a fast 4-by-8 at the South Jersey Track Coaches Association meet at Ocean Breeze in February. Four schools – three from South Jersey – broke 8:08, led by Highland’s 8:02.08.
Haddon Heights: Heights ran 8:07.47 at Ocean Breeze, taking 4th behind Highland, Rahway [8:03.62] and Cinnaminson [8:05.78].

Large-School Boys 3,200-Meter Relay
Cherry Hill East: East qualified by running 8:03.93 at Boston Nationals.
Washington Township: The Minutemen ran 8:07.60 at the Meet of Champions at Ocean Breeze.

Boys DMR
Cinnaminson: The Pirates put together a terrific DMR at Armory Nationals, running 10:21.80. That’s No. 9 in South Jersey history indoors.

Small-School Girls 3,200-Meter Relay
Haddonfield: Haddonfield qualified for Penn by running 9:43.45 at the indoor Meet of Champions.

Large-School Girls 3,200-Meter Relay
Mainland Regional: An early 9:48.47 at Ocean Breeze in early February got Mainland into Penn.
Washington Township: Township’s 9:54.92 at Ocean Breeze in a different meet in early February earned the Minutemaids an invite.
Cherokee: The Chiefs could have opted for the DMR thanks to their 12:10.07 at Boston Nationals, but they chose the 4-by-8, which they qualified for with a 9:19.80 at Millrose at the Armory in February. Cherokee ran 9:17.77 last year at Penn.
Kingsway: The Dragons ran 9:53.83 at Armory Nationals.

Girls DMR
Clearview: The Pioneers qualified for the DMR with a program-record 12:19.53 at Easterns at the Armory last month.


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