From June 7-10, four athletes from Penn women's track & field competed on the biggest stage that collegiate running has to offer. The women traveled across the country to the University of Oregon to represent the Quakers in the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
The abrupt White House announcement came after nearly the entire team said they intended to boycott the celebration that was scheduled to take place the next day.
This year’s event was the ninth edition of the tournament, the last eight of which have been contested in the Philly area. The championship was contested in the rugby sevens format, with six pools of four teams each on the men’s side and four pools of four teams each on the women’s side.
The lightweight and heavyweight rowing teams wrapped up their seasons on June 1-3 at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship. The regatta was held on Mercer Lake in New Jersey, where high winds and rough conditions caused many of the days races to be cancelled. Although the regatta was shortened, it capped off a successful season for both of Penn men’s rowing teams.
While only die-hard Ivy sports fans would have an ILN subscription, over 70 million households have access to ESPNU, which is half the monthly price.
Junior Rachel Lee Wilson, freshman Ashley Anumba, sophomore Nia Akins, and junior Anna Peyton Malizia all punched their tickets to the NCAA Championship after all delivering qualifying performances this past weekend at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.
It was already shameful that the conference moved its showcase away from its best and most historic venue. But the choice of Yale’s Lee Amphitheater as the Palestra’s replacement makes the decision a travesty.
After two years at the Palestra, the Ivy League men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are moving to New Haven, Conn.
Though superstar midfielder Christian Pulisic is yet to join the squad, Rhodes Field has played host this week to players from big-name clubs including forward Timothy Weah, of Paris Saint-Germain, and defender Matt Miazga, of Chelsea.
This year, 14 members of the women’s team and nine members of the men’s team qualified for the prelims. The teams will travel to Florida from May 24 to May 26 to compete in the NCAA East Region Prelims.
The Quakers spent a week in total touring Europe, visiting Rome, Milan, and Lake Como in Italy and Lugano, Switzerland. In that time, the team also played three exhibition games against Italian professional and amateur teams, winning two.
One of the biggest highlights this weekend came when junior Rachel Lee Wilson achieved a throw of 61.89 meters to finish third in the women’s hammer. The effort was far enough for a new school record, smashing Wilson’s old mark by over a meter.
The undefeated Sea Wolves scored the game’s first seven goals and didn’t slow down much from there on their home field, cruising to an 18-5 win to end the Red and Blue’s season.
After Quakers freshman Zoe Belodeau finished her fifth goal of the evening with only 14 seconds left in the second overtime, it was the Red and Blue who would survive after winning an instant classic, 15-14 game over the Nittany Lions.
After two days of competition, the women scored a program-high 177 points to win behind 10 individual champions, and the men claimed second place with 142 points behind five event winners.
Penn never led in the contest, and Princeton scored the game’s final three goals, earning a 13-10 victory and the accompanying automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament.
Penn men’s lacrosse was thoroughly dominated by No. 1 Yale in the Ivy League Tournament semifinal, falling by the score of 21-6.
Despite allowing No. 3 seed Dartmouth to finish the game on a 7-1 run, No. 2 Penn held on for a 16-14 win, advancing to Sunday’s conference championship likely against No. 1 seed Princeton.
Penn baseball came into this weekend’s series against Columbia having to win at least two of the three games in order to keep its hopes for a spot in the Ivy League Championship Series (ILCS) alive. Despite putting themselves in a position to win a pair of games, the Quakers came up just short in this feat.
With Saturday’s 14-11 victory at Yale, Penn women’s lacrosse cemented another fantastic season and earned itself its 11th league title in the past 12 seasons.