Vol sprinters impressive at Penn Relays

The Tennessee track and field teams have had some notable performances through the first two days of the 119th Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

The Lady Vol pole vaulters competed Thursday with redshirt freshman Erin Champion taking second in the college section and junior Linda Hadfield placing second in the championship section. Both cleared 12 feet, 9½ inches in the competition.

On Friday the men’s and women’s relays were on display.

The Lady Vols’ 4x1500-meter relay placed sixth in a time of 18 minutes, 12.51 seconds to record the seventh fastest time in program history.

The Vol sprinters were very busy with the team of Jamol James, Jarael Nelvis, Arnez Hardnick, and Reginald Juin advancing to the championship final in the 4x200 relay and the college final in 4x100.

Tennessee’s sprint medley relay finished fourth after posting a time of 3:20.26. The first two legs of the race are 200 meters, the third leg is 400, and the last leg features an 800 meter run.

On Saturday, the Vol pole vaulters will be in action as well as several former Vols and Lady Vols .

Tianna Madison, Dee Dee Trotter, Phoebe Wright, Chanelle Price, and Justin Gatlin all will be competing in “USA vs. The World” relays.

Elsewhere, the Lady Vol sprinters and both groups of throwers open competition at the Samford Invitational Saturday in Birmingham, Ala.

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