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April 24, 2008
Penn State's Chris Morrisey became a two-time winner of the Penn Relays decathlon and UCLA's Keneisha Creary won the heptathlon in her first appearance at Franklin Field yesterday in the completion of the opening events of the 114th Penn Relays Carnival. Morrisey totaled 6,955 points for the 10-event competition, 249 points off his winning total of last year. He won only one event in yesterday's second round, the 110-meter high hurdles, but finished 255 points ahead of Penn State teammate Mike Hall.
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April 26, 1995 | by John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Writer
The name is slightly different. The results are not. George Mason fifth-year senior Diane Guthrie-Gresham has competed in the Penn Relays Carnival three previous times. Each time she has left as the heptathlon champion. Yesterday, after completing the first day of her final Penn heptathlon, Guthrie-Gresham is well on her way to winning a fourth. Winning three of the four events, Guthrie-Gresham earned 3,610 points to take a commanding 495-point lead over Michigan's Tania Longe (3,115 points)
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April 23, 1992 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Diane Guthrie was a teenager at St. Elizabeth Tech in Santa Cruz, Jamaica, when she first encountered the dreaded heptathlon. Not in a track meet, but in the pages of a magazine in which an article detailed Jackie Joyner-Kersee's exploits at the Seoul Olympics. "I remember thinking I could do the high jump and long jump, but someone would have to teach me the javelin," recalled Guthrie. Yesterday at the 98th Penn Relays, the slender, 20-year-old sophomore from George Mason University won her second consecutive Penn Relays heptathlon, amassing 6,041 points while breaking her own 1991 carnival record by 393 points.
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August 16, 1992 | By Adam Gusdorff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The heptathlon isn't something to be taken lightly. To master seven track and field events can take years of hard work and an ocean of sweat. But not for Linda Denny. Denny, who attends Great Valley, is in her first summer as a heptathlete. All she did last weekend was win the event at the Keystone State Games. She usually just does the long jump, shot put and javelin at Great Valley (there is no heptathlon at high school meets), avoiding track events at all times. "I don't really like any of the running," she said.
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April 23, 1996 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The decathlon and heptathlon will officially open the 102d Penn Relays today at Franklin Field, with the decathlon offering the possibility of the first repeat winner in 16 years. Ryan Werner of Liberty, a senior from Scarborough, Maine, won the competition last year with 7,443 points. No one has captured back-to-back decathlon titles at the Penn Relays since Joe Schneider of St. John's in 1979 and 1980. Werner's toughest challenge could come from a fellow Maine resident, Penn State's James Cook of Kennebunk.
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April 22, 1992 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You don't have to remind Diane Guthrie that the toughest act to follow at this year's Penn Relays is, well, Diane Guthrie. As a freshman at George Mason last year, Guthrie stole the thunder by winning the heptathlon with a meet record of 5,648 points. She later won the women's long jump and was voted the female athlete of the meet. "People say, 'What's she going to do this time?' " said Guthrie, who completed yesterday's opening round of the women's heptathlon in first place with 3,558 points - 58 ahead of last April's record first-day pace.
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April 25, 2014 | Staff Report
PENN FRESHMAN Noel Jancewicz and Southern Connecticut State sophomore Nick Lebron earned titles at the Penn Relays yesterday. Jancewicz captured the heptathlon title with 5,035 points and Lebron won the decathlon with 7,160 points. Jancewicz became the third woman in Penn history to win the Penn Relays heptathlon, joining Shani Boston (2004) and Frances Childs (1988). The Robbinsville, N.J., native is just the fourth athlete in school history to surpass 5,000 points in the event and now stands third all-time in the Penn record book.
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April 26, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State's Brittney Howell seemed to have all the comforts of home during the two-day Penn Relays heptathlon, competing on a track where she first started running in the seventh grade, and having family and friends in the stands at Franklin Field to encourage her. Howell, a former star at Cheltenham High School, finished up an enjoyable competition Wednesday by posting the best mark in four of the seven events and going on to win with 5,084 points....
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April 4, 2015 | By E.J. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
In middle school, Nicolette Serratore spent her summers training at Methacton with varsity athletes. One of them was Ryann Krais. Serratore watched and idolized Krais, a 2008 graduate who won several state titles and claimed the NCAA championship in the heptathlon at Kansas State in 2011. While Serratore may not notice it, many younger members of the current Methacton team admire her in the same way. "These kids look up to her. They see her as an unbelievable role model," Methacton coach Rob Ronzano said.
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April 29, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
While he was sitting out the last two years of competition in the decathlon because of a herniated disk, Vincent Schneider was told by doctors that he probably should be doing something else rather than compete in the grueling multi-event discipline. So, when he finally returned to competition this week at the Penn Relays, Schneider, who attends Queens University of Charlotte, N.C., wanted to demonstrate to himself he still could do it. And he did, winning the carnival decathlon Wednesday at Franklin Field with a score of 6,681 points.
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April 24, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the 1,500-meter run, the final event of the grueling two-day decathlon Wednesday at the Penn Relays, the athletes battled stiff wind, stinging rain that swirled around Franklin Field, and temperatures that fell about 10 degrees in less than a half hour. All of which was fine with Cornell sophomore Austin Jamerson. "It was actually nice," Jamerson said. "It took your mind off the pain that your body was going through, and the rain cooled me down a little bit. " Jamerson finished with a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 47.99 seconds and won the decathlon with a score of 7,015 points, another personal record.
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April 4, 2015 | By E.J. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
In middle school, Nicolette Serratore spent her summers training at Methacton with varsity athletes. One of them was Ryann Krais. Serratore watched and idolized Krais, a 2008 graduate who won several state titles and claimed the NCAA championship in the heptathlon at Kansas State in 2011. While Serratore may not notice it, many younger members of the current Methacton team admire her in the same way. "These kids look up to her. They see her as an unbelievable role model," Methacton coach Rob Ronzano said.
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April 25, 2014 | Staff Report
PENN FRESHMAN Noel Jancewicz and Southern Connecticut State sophomore Nick Lebron earned titles at the Penn Relays yesterday. Jancewicz captured the heptathlon title with 5,035 points and Lebron won the decathlon with 7,160 points. Jancewicz became the third woman in Penn history to win the Penn Relays heptathlon, joining Shani Boston (2004) and Frances Childs (1988). The Robbinsville, N.J., native is just the fourth athlete in school history to surpass 5,000 points in the event and now stands third all-time in the Penn record book.
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April 25, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn Relays veterans Justin Gatlin, Walter Dix, Leo Manzano, Francena McCorory, DeeDee Trotter, and Phoebe Wright are among the athletes named Wednesday to compete in the "USA vs. the World" relay competition Saturday at the carnival. The 15th annual competition features six races - 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays for men and women, plus a men's distance medley and a women's sprint medley. Gatlin, a five-time Olympic medalist, has been a part of five winning USA-vs.-the-World teams at Penn, including each of the last two years in the 4x100.
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April 24, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn's Thomas Pitt wasn't sure what to expect in his first decathlon competition and got off to a bit of a rocky start in his first two events Tuesday at the Penn Relays. But Pitt, a sophomore from Malvern Prep, shook off soreness in his right heel and recovered to hold a 53-point lead at the halfway point of the competition at Franklin Field. Pitt, who entered Penn as a high jumper but switched to the decathlon during the offseason, stood at 3,859 points after the first five events.
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April 26, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State's Brittney Howell seemed to have all the comforts of home during the two-day Penn Relays heptathlon, competing on a track where she first started running in the seventh grade, and having family and friends in the stands at Franklin Field to encourage her. Howell, a former star at Cheltenham High School, finished up an enjoyable competition Wednesday by posting the best mark in four of the seven events and going on to win with 5,084 points....
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June 27, 2011 | By Elliott Denman, For The Inquirer
EUGENE, Ore. - Ryann Krais came to historic Hayward Field as the NCAA heptathlon champion. But the Kansas State junior out of Methacton High knew that she would be facing a pack of internationally-tested "hep" veterans in the U.S. track and field championships and would be lucky to place in the top six. It turned out a whole lot better than that. Krais, 21, rallied from far down to come within a mere 28 points of winning it all on Sunday. It all boiled down to the 800 meters, the seventh and concluding event of the heptathlon, and Krais raced out to a huge early edge on her 11 pursuers, reaching the 400 post in just under 60 seconds.
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April 28, 2011
Marcos Sanchez, of Turabo University in Puerto Rico, captured the decathlon yesterday at the Penn Relays. Sanchez beat Anya Uzoh, of Penn State, 7,178 points to 7,045, after winning three events - the 110-meter hurdles, discus, and javelin. He won three events Tuesday - the 100-meter dash, long jump and shot put. Rounding out the field were Timothy Nickas, Mount St. Mary's, 6,557; Austin Strine, Shippensburg, 5,399; and Fred Boone, St. Paul's College, 5,067.   Curtis wins heptathlon   Springfield College's Kelly Curtis captured the heptathlon without winning a single event in the 2-day competition.
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April 27, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since Penn State had more than a quarter of the contestants on the first day of the Penn Relays heptathlon and decathlon, it wasn't difficult to spot a Nittany Lion, or to hear one or more cheering on the others. "Usually it's just me and [assistant] coach Drew [Hardyk]," decathlete Anya Uzoh said Tuesday. "So to have other people here is great. I heard them supporting me, and I'm supporting them as well. " Uzoh, a junior who was second to Marcos Sanchez of Turabo (Puerto Rico)
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