US women set American record in winning 3,200

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The United States set a new American in winning the women's 3,200 relay on Saturday at the Penn Relays.

Led by a strong anchor leg from Alysia Montano, who ran the final 800 meters in 1:58.6, the U.S. finished with a time of 8:04.31. Lea Wallace, Brenda Martinez and Ajee' Wilson ran the first three legs in one of the six "U.S.A. vs. the World" races at Franklin Field.

The previous record of 8:17.91 was also broken by the second U.S. team of Phoebe Wright, Geena Gall, Alice Schmidt, LaTavia Thomas.

The U.S. also won the men's 400 and 1,600 relays and the women's 1,600. The winning men's 1,600 team included Manteo Mitchell, who gained fame at the London Olympics after finishing his leg in a qualifying heat despite breaking his fibula during the run.

Jamaica edged the U.S. in the women's 1,600, and Ethiopia won the men's distance medley.