Men's 4 x 800-Meter Relay Breaks School Record

Squad takes second in the event

The Kentucky track and field team broke a school record for the second time in as many days at the historic Penn Relays, as the men's 4 x 800-meter relay squad crossed the finish line in second place in the College Men's 4 x 800 Championship of America race.

Nick Devenport, Paul Ciurlys, Jean Balan and Kris Landers combined to make up the record-breaking time of 7:16.39, which was less than three seconds behind first-place Georgetown and more than six seconds ahead of perennial power Arkansas.

The women's team, comprised of Caitlin Phillips, Brooke Patterson, Candace Leep and Beth Heimann, took seventh in their side of the event in a time of 8:39.77. Tennessee took the top spot in 8:21.13.

The Cats return to action next weekend at the Jesse Owens Invitational and the Stanford Cardinal Qualifier.