This time of year is always one of the most crowded on the Philadelphia sports calendar. With the NFL Draft, the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Phillies all in full swing, lots of other events are pushed to the back burner.
But the Penn Relays remain one of the most fun things I get to cover. That's even more the case when the Olympics are just a few months away.
So for yet another year, I've set up shop on press row at Franklin Field for the weekend. I'll be bringing you live coverage of all three days of the 118th edition of America's oldest and largest outdoor track meet.
There will also be guest contributions from The Inquirer's Joe Juliano and Phil Anastasia, and perhaps a few other surprises too. Stay tuned.
As always, I want this to be an interactive thing. It would be great to hear about your Penn Relays memories, and if there are any particular races you want to know about I'll be happy to pass along those results.
Here are some links to today's print coverage:
An annual treat for track-and-field fans by the Inquirer's Joe Juliano
(Including the annual reminder that the Penn Relays program is a great bargain. In fact, this year it wins the title of "best investment.")
Wildcats in the crosshairs at Penn Relays by the Inquirer's Joe Juliano
Villanova's Reid faces unfinished buisness by the Daily News' Mike Kern
Dewar, Rothel take women's, men's two-day events by the Inquirer's Joe Juliano
(A recap of the heptathlon and decathlon)
Strath Haven seeks Relays repeat by the Inquirer's Evan Burgos
Southeastern Pennsylvania Athletes to Watch at Penn Relays by the Inquirer's Evan Burgos
A studious star in the shot put by the Inquirer's Phil Anastasia
South Jersey Athletes to Watch at Penn Relays by the Inquirer's Phil Anastasia