Talbot part of record-setting 4xmile relay team for Dartmouth

May 4, 2014

Silas Talbot Track and FieldSilas Talbot of Anchorage ran the race of his life at the 120th annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia, helping his Dartmouth College 4x-mile relay team set a school record.

Talbot ran the second leg and clocked a PR time of 4:03 as Dartmouth finished ninth in 16:27, the second-fastest time in New England history. It came before a crowd of 50,000.

“Penn Relays were an awesome experience,” he told me. “That crowd easily keeps the heart rate up until the start.”

Talbot, of Service High fame, went head-to-head against NCAA star Edward Cheserek of Oregon in a competitive field that the Ducks dominated. Cheserek ran a 3:56 as Oregon won with the sixth-fastest time in NCAA history [16:09].

“The plan was to try and stick with Oregon, but I realized I was up against Edward Cheserek, who I had watched the previous day decimate the field in the DMR,” Talbot said. “Overall I was very pleased with the result and school record. We definitely didn’t come away empty handed.

“Also I’m told we were on NBC Sports, so that’s pretty sweet.”