Thursday, April 25, 2013

TONIGHT: Campbell & Witty to Race Penn Relays

Two GRC athletes will have the chance to strut their stuff this evening at one of track & field's signature events, the ballyhooed Penn Relays Carnival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Catherine Campbell, a Dickinson College graduate who has been setting personal bests all spring, and Ryan Witters, a byproduct of the American Midwest, will both be racing the 5,000m at Franklin Field.

Coach Jerry Alexander is optimistic about how his two superstars will perform.  

"Catherine has a great shot at achieving her goal of breaking 17:00," Coach Alexander said in a recent sit-down interview conducted by the Associated Press. "She's run a solid PR in each of her outdoor races this spring, at 1500, 3000, and 5000, and everything she's done has been geared towards a big breakthrough at Penn."

Alexander added, "She's rested, and ready to go."

Ryan Witters, who has been known to work upwards of 25-hours a day, had a huge breakthrough last year at Penn Relays when he slashed 20-seconds off his personal best.

"Witty had an amazing race last year at Penn," said Coach Alexander. "If he can get into a rhythm early, and unleash his big kick late, he will have another huge PR tonight."

Stay tuned for results.

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