PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Auburn track and field team closed out the 121st Penn Relays with four top-5 finishes on Saturday at the historic Franklin Field.
“To make the finals here is just like the National Championships. It is just that competitive,” head coach Ralph Spry said. “It was a great environment with 50,000 fans. Everybody competed well. It was a good meet and we had a good weekend. It is good to see where we are. We have to keep everybody healthy, fired up and ready to go for next weekend in Tennessee.”
Junior Shawn Johnson placed runner-up in the Championship triple jump with a personal-best distance of 53-2.25/16.21m. Johnson’s mark ranks as the nation’s seventh-longest jump entering the weekend.
Sophomore Teray Smith finished third in the Championship 100m at 10.42. Freshman Jonielle Smith clocked an 11.68 to finish fourth in the Championship 100m. Senior Samantha Scarlett finished fifth in the Championship 100m hurdles at 13.53.
The Tigers will return to action May 2 for the Tennessee Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn.