Four By Four
Inspired by four of the greatest performances in Penn Relays' history, our 2019 Relay Shorts have race day written all over them. This speedy three-inch short is cut from an Italian-made, breathable and quick-drying mesh with three internal pockets for training or race day fuel.
Lightweight, Moisture-Wicking Mesh Shorts
Three Internal Pockets For Fuel
Body 100% Polyester
Liner 91% Polyester / 9% Spandex
Machine wash warm with like colors
When you’re chasing World and American Records - like Tennessee in 2010 - there’s no detail too small in the pursuit of performance. For these shorts we used a polyester mesh that’s lightweight (90 grams/square meter), soft, and moisture-wicking, cut in a classic three-inch racing silhouette. Bright team colors and eye-catching stripes round out the style.
Penn State 1985, Villanova 1988, Arkansas 1989, Tennessee 2010. From setting world records to upsetting Olympians, these four teams represent some of the most incredible racing moments in Penn Relays history. The 2019 Relay Collection riffs on their racing uniforms: classic collegiate colors designed to make a statement on Franklin Field’s back stretch. Explore their stories in their own words, here.
Pass The Baton
Relay races can bring out the best in athletes. In competing with and for our teammates, we draw from new reserves. Collegiate relays are particularly memorable, an opportunity for disparate personalities to come together in the pursuit of a common goal. In choosing these collegiate colors, we honor that experience of racing as a unit and the pride that goes with it. As Kathy Flemming (née Franey) of the Villanova DMR said, "Focus, win your leg, and we win. And if you don’t win your leg, your teammate will have to make up the ground. End of story. No splits nor strategies. Just win."
To capture the Relay Kits in their element, we took a group of athletes to White Stadium in Franklin Park to run a series of co-ed mile relay races on Boston’s most historic track. Built in 1949, the stadium’s unique art-deco style was the ideal backdrop to the kit’s classic collegiate style.
Pair your shorts with our Relay Singlet, crafted from the same light-and-airy mesh with fully bonded seams and sublimated details.