FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
NBCSN PRESENTS LIVE COVERAGE OF THE USA TRACK & FIELD PENN RELAYS AND DRAKE RELAYS THIS SAT., APRIL 25, BEGINNING AT 12:30 PM ET
4.5 Hours of Live Track & Field Coverage
Coverage Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 23, 2015 – NBCSN presents live coverage of “USA vs. the World” at the Penn Relays and the Drake Relays presented by HyVee this Sat Saturday, April 25, at 12:30 p.m. ET, immediately followed by the Drake Relays 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 U.S. 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 youth star Kaylin Whitney headlining the women’s team.
NBCSN’s coverage of the Drake relays include men’s and women’s 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay, highlighted by Olympic gold medalists LaShawn Merritt, Team USA, and Kirani James of Granada facing off during the men’s 4x400m relay. Additional events include:
- Olympic gold medalist and World Record holder Aries Merritt facing 2013 World Champion David Oliver and Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton in the men’s 110 hurdles
- 2013 World Champion Brianna Rollins facing off against 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper-Nelson in the women’s 100 meter hurdles
- Olympic medalist Sanya Richards-Roll headlining the women’s 400m
- Olympic champion Christrain Taylor battling two-time Olympic silver medalist Will Claye in the Men’s triple jump
Paul Bumeister hosts coverage of the Penn Relays, joined by Olympic gold medalist Dan O’Brien, two-time Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams and Carolyn Manno at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Penn.
Todd Harris handles the call for the Drake Relays from Des Moines, Iowa, joined by four-time Olympic medalist Ato Boldon, Lewis Johnson, and Paul Swangard.
NBC Sports Live Extra
NBCSN’s coverage of the USA Track and Field Penn Relays and Drake Relays will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra 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 and Windows Store.
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