Fourteen Quakers will compete in the 85th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, the second largest track and field competition in the country.
Penn track and field won ten titles against local teams at the Big Five Invitational.
Penn’s team of five NCAA qualifiers came away disappointed in their overall performance but they are celebrating junior Micah Burak, who finished seventh to earn All-American honors at the NCAA Wrestling Championships this weekend in St.
The Quakers take on Dartmouth Friday and Harvard, their final two games of the season at the Palestra.
Saturday, Penn wrestling will travel to the Garden State to take on Ivy rival Princeton on its Senior Day in the Quakers’ last regular season tune-up before the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships.
Cornell may have already claimed the Ivy League title, but there’s still a lot at stake for the Penn wrestling team.The Quakers face Columbia at the Palestra this Saturday before traveling to Lewisburg, Pa., to compete against Bucknell Sunday.
After falling to Harvard, 23-19, in the morning, the Quakers recovered with an afternoon win over Brown, 30-7.
For the first time since 2006, the Quakers were victorious over Drexel in a 67-65 overtime win at the Palestra.
Penn wrestling had a chance to assert its prowess facing two top fifteen opponents before heading into winter break. But after falling to No. 10 Lehigh last week, experience was Penn’s achilles heel this week, as No. 15 Maryland triumphed over the Quakers, 21-15.
Sunday’s wrestling match against the rival Mountain Hawks displayed the two teams’ complementing weight classes, but Lehigh prevailed, 21-15.
The Red and Blue will look to their younger wrestlers to step up in the absence of senior Zack Kemmerer, who will represent Penn in the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in Arizona instead.
Penn Volleyball jumped out to early leads against Ivy co-leader Princeton in the last two sets, but gave them up shortly after the Tigers called timeouts and regrouped.