Houston native and professional sprinter Robert Simmons led the Nigerian Men’s National 4×400 Team to a fifth place finish with a time of 3:03:84 at the 2015 Penn Relays. Simmons ran the 2nd leg to keep Nigeria close in the mix with the Bahamas, Jamaica and Brazil. The United States, who won the race in a World-Leading time of 3:00:86 included rising stars Brycen Spratling, Clayton Parros, Patrick Feeney and 2012 Olympian Bryshon Nellum (Robert’s former World-Junior Championship teammate).
“I expect amazing things to come at the 2015 World Relays. We had some issues passing the baton today and need to build up our chemistry on the track. Overall, today was an amazing experience and I truly had fun. We have to keep working hard as individuals and come together as a team,” said Simmons.
You can watch the full USA vs. the World Nike Men’s 4x400m Relay – Penn Relays 2015 (courtesy of USATF.tv) race on the link below: