U.S. 1, World 0
by Matt Martino
Angelo helped the US win the 4x400m in front of 48,000 spectators at the Penn Relays, many of whom were cheering on the Jamaican squad.
"I just wanted to give a good show, especially with all the Jamaicans in the stands,” Angelo said. "I really wanted to show them up."
Running the second leg of the race, Angelo’s show was good enough for his team to win the race with a time 2 minutes and 59.78 seconds.
"My race went fairly well," he said. "Warming up, I felt really good, and Kerr on popped it off with a good lead. I wanted to do my part and keep on with it."
His teammates never doubted if Angelo would fulfill his role,especially two-time Olympic gold-medalist LaShawn Merritt.
"I felt good coming out and I had a strong team," Merritt said. "Angelo ran with me at the Olympic Games, so I knew what he was going to do."
The winning 4x400m team consisted of Angelo, LaShawn Merritt, Kerron Clement, and David Neville.
American sprinters won four out of six races billed as "The U.S. vs. The World" at the Penn Relays on Saturday, beating rival Jamaica to win both the men's and women's 400- and 1,600-meter relays.
Merritt anchors 1,600 relay team to win at Penn Relays (Virginia-Pilot, Apr. 26, 2009)
Team USA rises to the occasion at USA vs. The World (USA Track & Field, Apr. 25, 2009)
USA vs. The World athlete quotes (USA Track & Field, Apr. 25, 2009)