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Cougars Race to the Finish at Penn Relays

Chris Chan ’19 competed in the Penn Relays in April. (Photo by Jim Inverso)

Members of the boys’ and girls’ varsity track team laced up their racing spikes for the 124th running of the Penn Relays on April 26-28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 4×100 and 4×400 meter relay teams competed, with both 4×400 teams setting season records. The Bucks County Courier Times highlighted the boys’ 4×400 team for their performance.

“Among other 4×400 heat results, George School’s all-junior team of Chris Chan ’19, Jeffrey Love ’19, Jacob Hoopes ’19, and Jordan West ’19 ran 3:47.93 to earn eighth place out of twelve finishers,” reported Tom Pfaff of the Bucks County Courier Times.

“I’ve never before experienced the energy that was the Penn Relays,” said Jacob. “It was surreal, having so much buildup for one minute of running. It was a uniquely unforgettable experience.”

Jordan agreed. “The competition was intense. Seeing all of the people who came to support us made me feel some pressure, but the pressure was good because it helped me run at my best,” said Jordan.

Both athletes feel freshly inspired to work hard for the remainder of the season, which will culminate on Saturday, May 12 when George School hosts the Friends Schools League track and field championships.

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