In the days leading up to Penn Relays head coach track and field coach Elvis Ford helped their athletes train for the biggest competitions of their young careers. 14 Temple Athletes competed in front of a huge crowd in Franklin Field from April 23-25.
On Friday, a second school record was broken for Temple Track and field. Temple’s Sprint Medley Relay team earned a new record time of 3:56.77, breaking the previous mark of 3:58.55 set in 2012.
Blanca Fernandes was the first female athlete in her division to compete in the Olympic Development Mile.
Assistant Coach Steve Fuelling says, “Any time you get a chance to race against some of the best athletes in the world you want to take advantage of that opportunity. So I think that’s the biggest thing we talked to Blanca about.”
Fernandez finished first in the heat and seventh overall out of 38 teams in the field on Saturday.
Her teammate Jenna Dubrow competed in her first individual event in the Penn Relays as a Temple Owl. Dubrow broke her own school record in the 10,000m run with a time of 35:21.46. Dubrow placed eighth overall in the event.
Check out how the rest of the Owls ran at the Relays @ https://pennrelaysonline.com/Results/team.aspx?s=1732
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