Heart was the word of the weekend and sums up the most memorable performances of the 119th Penn Relays.
PHOTO GALLERY: Penn Relays 2013
On Saturday, 48,871 fans came to watch the final day of the annual Relay Carnival with the highlight being the annual USA vs. The World relays.
Among the thousands of fans, athletes and judges at the Penn Relays this year, one man who has been a constant presence at the Penn Relays throughout the years will be missing.
This time last year, Steve Dolan was wearing orange and black on his way to becoming one of the most of famous Ivy League coaches in the history of Penn Relays.
Although Penn fell short at Detroit, 71-68, in the semifinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational, the courage the Quakers showed in cutting a 13-point deficit to two with just under a minute left was a sign of the development of the program.
The Quakers are looking forward to the chance to keep their season going for one more day.
A late Alyssa Baron three-pointer advanced the Quakers to the semifinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational, where they will face the winner of Detroit and The College of Charleston.
Only four years after McLaughlin took over, the Red and Blue are back in the postseason for the first time since 2004. They’ll take on Howard at the Palestra tonight at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational, one of three postseason tournaments for Division I programs.
After finishing in fourth place at Ivy Heptagonals, freshman high jumper Thomas Pitt is ready to take off.
With eyes on another Ivy trophy, an Ivy Tournament title and a deep run in the NCAA championships, the Quakers certainly have high expectations for the coming spring.
The only problem is my team is struggling. In fact, both my teams are struggling. Penn men’s soccer has been on the wrong side of four one-goal results, including three tough 2-1 defeats in a row at home.
Koko Archibong, a College graduate from the Class of 2003, became the latest member of the Quakers’ family to punch his ticket to the Olympics when the Nigeria basketball team defeated the Dominican Republic to earn the final spot in the men’s tournament and its first ever appearance at the Olympics.
While the women dominated the performances on the track and in the field yesterday, it was the men’s turn Friday.
Judge, the senior from Tewksbury, Mass., managed to get over bar at 1.68 meters but missed on all three attempts at her next height. It didn’t matter as all her competitors also failed and Judge was declared the winner having jumped flawlessly at lower heights.
With the Penn women’s lacrosse team’s spot in the Ivy League Tournament still in jeopardy, the Quakers turned up the pressure and played their best game of the season, throttling Princeton, 13-8, at Class of 1952 Stadium.
The women’s team has a legitimate shot at sweeping all three distance relays if they have enough in the tank.
This weekend, Penn will feature a brand-new discus and hammer throwing area that rivals Olympic facilities and hopes to attract talent from across the world.
Mattis, a senior at East Brunswick High, has been dominating his competition for quite some time. In 2010, he set a sophomore state record by six feet with a 197-foot, 3-inch hurl.
Since tickets to the biggest track meet in the world are free, you have no reason to not go.
Less than a year after the uprising that ousted longtime president Hosni Mubarak, Aaron Ross has journeyed to Egypt, where he has been working for the past five months as a freelance journalist in Cairo and around the region.