Cross Country

11/17/16 12:42am
Penn Cross Country qualifying for Nationals didn’t play out in the way you’d expect. The women, having just placed third as a team at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship meet, spent the first half of the ride back to campus with their collective breath held.
10/16/16 11:30pm
This past Friday, Penn cross country took on some of the nation’s best — and the men and women proved that they were up for the challenge. Out of 31 teams, which included seven of the nation's top twelve women’s teams and six of the top twelve-ranked men’s teams, the Quakers finished 14th and 20th, respectively.
09/19/16 12:24am
The cross country team continued their winning streak this weekend with both the men’s and women’s teams taking first at the Main Line Invitational on Friday afternoon.
09/11/16 11:32pm
Most students on campus last Friday stayed cooped up in an air-conditioned room, shying away from the unbearable Philadelphia heat. The Penn cross country teams did not.
09/07/16 12:10am
About a month into her new role as assistant cross country coach, Juli Benson calls the position “a dream come true.”
09/07/16 12:04am
Ask any member of the Penn cross country team and they will tell you that their focus lies on the months ahead.
09/06/16 11:59pm
It’s not uncommon for graduating seniors to leave holes in a team’s roster -- but this particular one is about the size of the Grand Canyon. With the departure of all-world runner Tom Awad, Penn men’s track and field will look to adjust to life without the two-time defending Ivy Heptagonal champion.
01/14/16 3:30am
Although Penn boasts countless spectacular student-athletes, the most impressive aspect of their success may not even be the athletic success itself.
09/15/15 1:38am
Over the past few years, Penn men’s cross country has largely been a showcase for one of the top runners in the nation: Thomas Awad. And what a showcase it has been.
09/16/14 1:11am
There are no two ways about it: 2013 was a transition year for Penn cross country, but the program still had its fair share of bright moments.
09/11/14 2:40am
The adage goes: “it’s a marathon, not a sprint”, but starting a distance race on the right foot sure can’t hurt.
09/08/14 11:46pm
In almost any sport, if you spend the fewest minutes on the field of anyone on the team, it makes you a scrub or a benchwarmer. In cross country, though, this same condition makes you something different entirely: a star.
08/20/14 4:14pm

New expectations for Penn cross country

Expectations for sports teams can be a gift and a curse. This is one of the key issues at hand for Penn cross country entering the 2014 season.
11/25/13 9:56pm

Whiting twins team up as 'face' of Penn cross country

The Penn women’s cross country team finds itself in with freshman phenoms — and identical twin sisters — Cleo and Clarissa Whiting.
11/21/13 7:33pm

Two Penn cross country members head to Nationals

This Saturday, freshman Cleo Whiting and sophomore Thomas Awad will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., where they will both compete in the NCAA National Cross Country Championships. Indiana State’s LaVern Gibson Championship Course will play host this weekend to not only the nation’s best cross country teams, but also the fastest individual runners in the country.
11/15/13 7:07pm

Penn cross country turns in dazzlingly strong performance at NCAA Regionals

The Penn cross country team picked a really good day to have its best race of the season.
11/14/13 8:46pm

Penn cross country all geared up for regionals at Lehigh

After a strong showing two weeks ago at Heptagonal Championships, the Red and Blue are looking to improve upon their pre-meet rankings of ninth for the men and eighth for the women. Both teams are chasing top six finishes in the region.
11/03/13 11:01pm

Penn cross country content with finish at "Heps"

The men and women of Penn cross country both finished in sixth place at Saturday’s Heptagonal Championships — the Ivy League’s de facto championship meet — in Princeton.
10/31/13 5:40pm
Penn’s cross country runners might be young, but they know their history. And they know full well how important it is to succeed at Saturday’s Heptagonal Championships at Princeton, an Ivy tradition since 1934.
10/19/13 4:56pm

Penn cross country splits up for two meets

Part of the team competed in the Princeton Invitational, while other runners competed in the Pre-National Invitational at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.