FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 28th, 2016
NBCSN PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE USA TRACK & FIELD PENN RELAYS AND DRAKE RELAYS THIS SAT., APRIL 30, BEGINNING AT 12:30 PM ET
4.5 Hours of Live Track & Field Coverage
Coverage Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 28, 2016 – NBCSN presents live coverage of “USA vs. the World” at the Penn Relays this Saturday, April 30, at 12:30 p.m. ET, immediately followed by the Drake Relays presented by HyVee at 3 p.m. ET. The Penn Relays and Drake Relays are part of the USA Track & Field Championship Series.
Coverage from the Penn Relays at Franklin Field includes the men’s and women’s 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay, and 4x400m relay. Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin leads Team USA in the men’s competition, with four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross headlining the women’s team along with Olympic gold medalist Carmelita Jeter.
NBCSN’s coverage of the Drake Relays includes the men’s 400m featuring Olympic gold medalists LaShawn Merritt of the U.S., and Kirani James of Grenada. Additional events include:
- Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Aries Merritt facing 2013 World Champion David Oliver in the men’s 110m hurdles
- 2013 World Champion Brianna Rollins facing off against 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson in the women’s 100m hurdles
- Olympic silver medalist Will Claye in the men’s triple jump
- 2011 World Champion Jenny Simpson in women’s 1500m
- 2016 World Indoor Champion Vashti Cunningham, daughter of former NFL QB Randall Cunningham, in the women’s high jump
Paul Swangard hosts coverage of the Penn Relays, joined by Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien, three-time Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams and Carolyn Manno at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Penn.
Tim Hutchings handles the call for the Drake Relays from Des Moines, Iowa, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, Lewis Johnson, and Todd Harris.
NBC Sports Live Extra
NBCSN’s coverage of the USA Track and Field Penn Relays and Drake Relays will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. NBC Sports Live Extra will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
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