Thousands of athletes of all ages will converge on University City for the 124th Penn Relays this weekend, including a number of Olympians. Superstars like Justin Gatlin grace the Relays practically every year, but there are some high schoolers and collegiate athletes that will also draw eyes this weekend.
Penn baseball never got its bats going and ended up losing to Delaware 3-1. After scoring at least six runs in each of their last five contests, the Quakers’ bats were stymied by effective pitching and timely defense by the Blue Hens.
There's no shortage of big events to catch over the three days of Penn Relays this weekend, but with so much action going on, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide which ones are must-see. With that in mind, here are five events that you certainly won't want to miss.
It was a Cinderella story. Not once, but twice.
Natalie Stefan joined Penn women’s lacrosse as a midfielder, but she will leave the program as a defender. After suffering multiple ACL injuries over the course of her college career, the senior has moved to a new role on the team, and she’s thriving.
The No. 10 Quakers (11-2, 5-0 Ivy), the only undefeated team in the league, can clinch at least a share of their third straight conference title with a win, while the No. 18 Tigers (8-5, 4-1) can create a three-way tie atop the Ancient Eight standings by pulling off the upset.
Without professing to be a draft analyst, and keeping Watson’s strengths and weaknesses in mind, here are the reasons why Penn’s best player in the past decade will and won’t get drafted by each of the NFL’s 32 teams.
It’s tough to have a shot at victory and come up just short.
This Wednesday, in the Class of 1949 Auditorium at Houston Hall, there will be a symposium to address abuse within athletics.
The Quakers finished their first spring season in the Main Line League with an unprecedented 8-0 record and capped their perfect season by securing the league title.
It's been yet another strong year for Penn Athletics to date. Decades-long title droughts have been broken; equally lengthy individual records have fallen. But here's DP Sports' breakdown of the best of the best in all facets of Penn sports.
Penn men’s golf posted a fifth-place finish at the Ivy League Championship this weekend. Meanwhile, the women finished last, a total of 45 strokes off the lead.
Penn lost its final home series of the year to Cornell two games to one, including a 7-6 loss on Senior Day at Meiklejohn Stadium.
On Sunday, Penn softball completed its three-game weekend series against Cornell. The Quakers won two games in a Saturday doubleheader before suffering an 8-4 loss on Sunday.
In the final meet before the 124th annual Penn Relays next weekend, the Red and Blue looked more than prepared as they tallied a total of five top-ten records in program history.
Belodeau had already comfortably broken the school’s single-season freshman points record entering the weekend, but even in such a historic year, this might have been her top performance yet.
The Quakers picked up 10-9, double overtime victory over the Big Green, a win that could be the crucial difference-maker in whether the team plays another game this season.
Led by five different players each securing at least five points, the Red and Blue held on in a 24-13 victory, maintaining heir undefeated record in the Ivy League and setting the school record for goals in a conference game in the process.
Philadelphia is becoming a national athletic powerhouse, and Penn's tennis program is part of the reason why.
After spending the summer at both the Rookie and Class A Short Season levels, Lescher and Bleday have progressed to the Class A Midwest League, while Cousins has not been assigned to a full season team this spring and remains on the Doubleday roster.