When deciding her goals for her final season at Penn, senior pole vaulter Davielle Brown doesn’t have to look far, as volunteer assistant coach Samantha Crook holds the indoor and outdoor pole vault records that Brown is gunning for.
First-year Penn coach Steve Dolan manages his team with a soft-spoken, health-oriented approach. He tries to explain to runners the purpose of each training session and patiently works with them so they may get the most out of each day’s efforts.
Healthy again after a hip injury cost her a trip to NCAA regionals last fall, Leslie Kovach is back to work on returning to her All-American form.
In Steve Dolan’s competitive debut as head coach, the men finished sixth out of 14 teams, while the women posted a second-place finish for the second consecutive year.
Senior George Dickson III may never benefit from the vast improvement Penn hopes Steve Dolan will bring to the program, but the runner has still helped mentor freshmen and impressed coaches with his leadership.
Senior Leslie Kovach finished second for the women while the men’s team had strong performances from its freshmen.
Coaching changes continue across Penn sports, with the latest announcements coming from men’s and women’s track and field.
This will be the sophomore’s second trip to the outdoor championship. Reynolds placed seventh at the meet as a freshman with a 2.14-meter leap and placed eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March of his sophomore campaign with a 2.20-meter leap, earning All-America honors at both meets.
The Quakers went into last week’s NCAA Track & Field Championship meet in Jacksonville, Fla., with a majority of the athletes needing career performances to advance.
The men’s and women’s track teams are sending four men and five women to Florida for the qualifying rounds of the NCAA Track & Field Championships, which will take place from May 24-26.
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.
High school track at Penn Relays may be most noteworthy, as many of the participants will potentially find themselves competing for or against Penn in the near future.
The women’s team has a legitimate shot at sweeping all three distance relays if they have enough in the tank.
Women’s track and field coach Gwen Harris knew her group of 13 recruits was going to be special when they entered Penn as freshmen four years ago.
She just didn’t know how special.
For Brian Chaput, a Penn 2004 graduate and javelin thrower making a bid for the U.S. Olympic team, the journey to greatness has had several hurdles along the way.
For fourth-grade runner Emily Hauck, the Penn Relays were as unfamiliar as the crowd of people surrounding her as she took her place in the paddock minutes before her race.
Judge has cemented herself as one of the Red and Blue’s all-time greats with her high jump of 1.75 meters in a dual meet against Princeton on April 14, tying the school record set by Nicole Maloy in 1994.
In their final tune-ups before this weekend’s Penn Relays, the Penn men’s and women’s track teams posted a number of impressive performances.
Although the Quakers fell short in the two-team dual, 85-77, many members of the team rewrote the school’s record book Saturday at Franklin Field.
With just three weeks until the historic Penn Relays, the Red and Blue turned in dominating individual performances in this weekend’s Penn Invite against a relatively weak field.
The Quakers will host their second meet of the season as 25 teams converge on Franklin Field on Saturday for the Penn Invite.
Though the Red and Blue boasted no individual winners, a number of strong performances provided optimism for the future.
The Penn men’s track and field team performed well at the Texas Relays where it faced much of the same competition it will face at the Penn Relays.
Track athletes have both winter and spring seasons with just one week off between the two.
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.
Coming off of a third-place finish in the javelin at the Wake Forest Invitational, the junior is hoping to find even more success at this Saturday’s Big Five Invitational at Franklin Field.
Though Hateley does not have pole vaulting teammates on the men’s side, he is able to rely upon the instruction and advice of three vaulters from the women’s team, including junior Davielle Brown.
After a forgettable end to their indoor season two weeks ago at the Easter College Athletic Conference Championships, the women’s track team was ready to take its talents outdoors.
The Quakers head to North Carolina for the Wake Forest Invitational this weekend for the meet that marks the beginning of the outdoor season.
The sophomore finished at 2.20 meters in Nampa, Idaho, on Saturday, and his eighth-place finish was good enough to guarantee him All-America status for the second time in his young career.
Maalik Reynolds won the indoor Ivy League Championships and will compete at the NCAA Championships on March 10-11.
Both men and women finished seventh in the team competition at the 2012 Heptagonal Indoor Championships at Cornell.
Interim head coach Robin Martin has announced that Penn track alumni Samantha Crook and Tuan Wreh will be joining the staff as full-time assistant coaches.
This week the team announced an exciting recruiting class of nine athletes, four of whom are or have been ranked nationally in the top 10 in their respective events.
The long time men’s track and field coach will step back from coaching to take a directors role at a track and field academy in Ohio.
Mike Kiley and Conor Nickel’s homecoming for the Fordham Fiasco will be especially poignant this year on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Rising sophomore caps year with 2011 Pan-American Junior Championship title.
Penn distance coach promoted to first ever head of both men’s and women’s cross country.
Legendary track star and historic institution to be inducted into Philly Sports Hall of Fame.
Four Quakers will compete in the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Reynolds raised his personal and school best to 2.28m at Heptagonal championships in early May, but failed to clear 2.17m (7' 1.5") at NCAAs.
Quaker track record-holder is set to run on highest level at NCAA Championships.
Senior Darryll Oliver is making an impact both on and off the track.
Freshman high-jumping sensation Maalik Reynolds keeps raising the bar.
A fabulous day at the Penn Relays saw the end of another great weekend with some dazzling performances.
The standout rookie leaped to 2.22 meters, enough to earn himself first place at Penn Relays.
Under the lights at Franklin Field, sophomore Leslie Kovach demolished a Penn record in the 5000m women's championship, finishing fourth overall with a time of 16:11.59.
This team will be hoping to rewrite the record books with three runners returning.