Tennessee women set world relay mark

Updated: April 24, 2009, 5:21 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Tennessee's Lady Volunteers have set a world record in the rarely contested 6,000-meter relay at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

The team of Chanelle Price, Phoebe Wright, Rolanda Bell and Sarah Bowman clocked the winning time Friday of 17 minutes, 8.34 seconds, beating the world mark of 17:09.75 set by Australia in 2000.

The Vols won the distance medley on Thursday and are now focused on a third straight title on Saturday in the 4x800. They are looking to become the first team since North Carolina in 2003 to win the distance medley, 6,000 and 1,600 relays in the same meet.


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