2014 Marks 120th Penn Relays

On April 24 through 26, as the Penn Relays celebrated its 120th year, more than 18,000 athletes from more than 60 countries took to Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus to compete in 425 events.

High school, college, and professional athletes from around the world compete in the annual event. The 120th Penn Relays drew athletes from 252 colleges and 1,200 high schools, among them 33 high schools from Jamaica.

Officially known as The Penn Relay Carnival, Penn Relays is the oldest organized relay competition and the largest amateur track meet in the United States. Nearly 5,000 people attended the first annual Penn Relays in 1895. This year, the Penn campus and its many vendors welcomed more than 100,000 visitors over three days.

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Photos by Scott Spitzer & Charles Murphy