Olympians at the Penn Relays 2012

Olympians at Penn Relays

This was the twelfth year I shot the Penn Relays. It is always great fun to see athletes from middle school all the way through Olympic level compete in the world’s largest annual track and field meet. Seeing Leo Manzano anchor the USA Blue team to victory in the Olympic Developmental Mens Distance Medley Relay was pretty exciting, especially since he went on to win a silver medal in the 1500m at the London Olympics and beat out perennial mile champion Bernard Lagat in this race. Also, London 2012 400m champion Sanya Richards-Ross anchored the USA Red team to victory in the  Olympic Developmental Women’s 4×400 relay.

Bernard Lagat runs in the USA vs. the world DMR at the 2012 Penn Relays.

Bernard Lagat runs in the USA vs. the world DMR at the 2012 Penn Relays.

Leo Manzano anchors the USA Blue team in the USA vs. the world DMR at the 2012 Penn Relays.

Leo Manzano anchors the USA Blue team in the USA vs. the world DMR at the 2012 Penn Relays.

Leo Manzano runs behind Bernard Lagat in the USA vs. the world DMR. Manzano beat out Lagat to give the USA Blue team the win.

Leo Manzano runs behind Bernard Lagat in the USA vs. the world DMR. Manzano beat out Lagat to give the USA Blue team the win.

Olympic 400m gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross anchors the USA Red team to victory in the Olympic Developmental Women's 4x400m relay.

Olympic 400m gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross anchors the USA Red team to victory in the Olympic Developmental Women’s 4x400m relay.