Relay Win for Angelo, U.S.
by Paul Kingston
Angelo Taylor and three of his American teammates rolled in the 4x400m relay at the 2010 Penn Relays, defeating the Jamaican team to take the meet title.
The U.S. Blue team won in a time of 3:00.60, edging out the second place finishers in 3:02.55. It was an especially blistering race for Angelo, who ran his lap in a race best of 44.51.
"I felt really good coming into the race, my season has been going very well so far," said Angelo, "and Penn Relays is one of my favorite meets to run in and it’s a definitely a great crowd, and record breaking attendance today so I definitely wanted to run for that and give the crowd something to cheer about."
Angelo also spoke about his history at the Penn Relays.
"I really don’t know how many this is for me, I mean remember the first one was in 1997 when I was a freshman at Georgia Tech, and it wasn’t a very good experience for me, I think I got last, but then I came back the following year and we won so I’ve been coming since 1997 and no, I never get tired of it. It’s probably the closest thing to a good crowd as when we run in Europe so I enjoy it here."
"I think it’s the crowd, the fans, I mean no where else in America do we get a crowd like this, this much excitement. It’s almost like running in a national meet, I mean Jamaica is here representing, I enjoy it, and I ran down the home stretch and I had one more stride and I had the crowd cheering USA and Jamaica cheering back and forth. No where else in America do you get this kind of crowd."
The race footage is available below, courtesy of the Penn Relays.