Saturday, May 4, 2013

Olympians at the 2013 Penn Relays

Sixth in a series of articles featuring the 2013 Penn Relays

There were a number of Olympians competing at the 2013 Penn Relays.  This is the first in a series of posts showing these Olympians. 

High jump winner Derek Drouin of Indiana University won the bronze medal for Canada in London last year.

Wallace Spearmon competed in 2008 and 2012, placing third in the 200m in 2008, but was DQed for stepping out of his lane, and placing fourth in 2012 in the 200m.  Here he is pumping the crowd up before the USA vs. the World 4x100.

Multiple Olympians in this photo of the anchor leg of the USA vs. the World 4x400... Florida Gator Tony McQuay, running for USA Red, ran the 400m and on the USA 4x400 team in London.  Errol Nolan ran for the Jamaican 4x400 team in London.  Lalonde Gordon took the bronze medal in the 400m in London for Trinidad & Tobago, and added a second bronze in the 4x400.

Ramon Miller ran for the Bahamas 4x400 team in Beijing, that team taking the silver medal in the 4x400.

Here's FOUR time Olympian Felix Sanchez, running for the Caribbean All Stars in the 4x400.  Felix won two gold medals in the 400m Hurdles, one in 2004 in Athens and another in 2012, running for the Dominican Republic.  Impressive career!

For the USA squad, Manteo Mitchell handing off to Bershawn Jackson.  Manteo was on the 2012 USA 4x400 team that won silver.  He ran the first leg of the race and revealed afterwards that he had broken his left fibula half way through the oval.  He sill managed a 46.1 400m.  Bershawn won a bronze medal in the 2008 games in the 400m Hurdles.  In the background, that's Kirani James handing off for the Caribbean All Stars.  Kirani brought home Greanada's first ever medal, Gold in the 400m at London last year.

Another Bahamian,  Michael Mathieu ran on the silver medal 4x400 team in London.  Michael holds the Bahamian record in the 200m.

Wesley Neymour ran for the Caribbean All Stars at Penn.  He was a reserve on the Bahamian 4x400 team for London.

 Leford Green placed seventh in the 400m in the 2012 games running for Jamaica.

Boniface Mweresa competed in London on the Kenyan 4x400 squad.

More Olympians in the next post....

See more photos of the 2013 Penn Relays here:

2013 Penn Relays

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