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State College posts top 4x800 time at Penn Relays

State College’s Owen Wing (YA) runs the lead leg in the 4x800-meter race at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Friday.
State College’s Owen Wing (YA) runs the lead leg in the 4x800-meter race at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Friday. Photo courtesy

The State College track and field team had another strong showing at Penn Relays on Friday.

The 3,200-meter relay team of Owen Wing, Nick Feffer, Tony Degleris and Alex Milligan turned in a time of 7 minutes, 47.78 seconds to win their race in the large school division at Franklin Field.

The Little Lion quartet, each of whom ran under 2 minutes for their legs, beat Lake Braddock of Virginia by 0.44 second in the 19-team field that also had teams from New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island and Jamaica. State College’s time also beat the winner of the other large school 4x800 race, and both small school races. It qualifies the Little Lions for the 12-team Championship of America final at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Little Lion 4x100 relay team of Kellin Valentine, Max Herbst, Noah Woods and Tristan Daman turned in a time of 43.26 seconds to finish 13th overall and win their heat. It qualified the team for the consolation final at 1:55 p.m. Saturday. The top eight times made it to the Championship of America final, with the next eight making the consolation race.

Also, Erik Ebel finished 16th in the javelin with a top attempt of 172 feet (52.44 meters).

In addition to the two relay teams, State College also will run a team in Saturday’s 4x400 relay, and Griffin Thompson and Lucas Gray will compete in the pole vault.

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