From June 7-10, four athletes from Penn women's track & field competed on the biggest stage that collegiate running has to offer. The women traveled across the country to the University of Oregon to represent the Quakers in the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Junior Rachel Lee Wilson, freshman Ashley Anumba, sophomore Nia Akins, and junior Anna Peyton Malizia all punched their tickets to the NCAA Championship after all delivering qualifying performances this past weekend at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.
After two days of competition, the women scored a program-high 177 points to win behind 10 individual champions, and the men claimed second place with 142 points behind five event winners.
“We call it the Penn track and field family," Steve Dolan said. “It really grows because you add the alumni that come back and support the team, so it’s kind of a big party for us to have everybody together. It’s great, the culture and the camaraderie of the whole Penn track group is at an all-time high, and it’s very exciting.”
Each year, Penn Relays punctuates an otherwise stressful time on Penn’s calendar with a weekend of fun, hype, and glory at Franklin Field. The Relays’ 124th edition did not disappoint.
After dominating the race, the reigning 2017 world champion and five-time Olympic medalist took a minute to speak with The Daily Pennsylvanian on the field in an exclusive interview.
A number of Penn track and field athletes have competed to varying degrees of success. While some have walked away feeling disappointed, the team has also scored its second relay win in three years after a 42-year title drought.
The Quakers have had a successful outdoor season thus far, with both teams setting multiple records throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.
With the Penn women ranked No. 1 in the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region and the men up at No. 4, it’s no secret that this entire season has been historic for the Red and Blue. But ahead of this weekend’s meet, here are a few specific athletes and teams to watch out for.
It was a busy Fling weekend outdoors for Penn's athletes as men's golf, men's and women's tennis, rowing, and track and field were all in action.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn gymnastics's big day at Nationals, women's lacrosse's offensive explosion, and some shutdown pitching from baseball make the list.
The University has not introduced any substantial reforms to the way athletes receive and request mental health care, either from Counseling and Psychological Services or through Penn Athletics, according to more than half a dozen athletes.
While the rest of us will be at Penn Park this weekend for the Spring Fling concert, several of the Penn teams will compete in pivotal Ivy League contests.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn men's tennis has a streak snapped, men's lacrosse has a furious comeback, track breaks even more records, and softball goes on a hit parade.
The Red and Blue combined for eight event wins on the day, taking gold in both track and field events. That being said, the women were a dominant force who are making their mark in the program’s record books.
With elections of Penn’s two branches of student government underway, two Penn track athletes are running for office with the hopes of utilizing what they have learned on the track to help them as student representatives.
With so many individual stars to pick from, though, one has to be the best. And so our associate sports editors take to the roundtable to debate, who's been the MVP of the spring for Penn thus far?
Against tough competition from across the nation at both events, the Quakers held their own and set five new school records over the weekend, as well as totaling 16 new top-10 marks in individual events.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's lacrosse has a furious comeback, track breaks even more records, while baseball and softball defenses feature.
Now, it's time for a more holistic understanding of all the high-level athletic events at track meets.
The sprinters on this year’s squad are quite the decorated group. They’ve been shattering school records left and right, completely rewriting the record books.
After a historic winter indoor season, Penn men’s and women’s track will look to carry the success over to the outdoor season this spring. With the women coming in first for the first time since 1996 at the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships, and the men’s second place finish marking their best since 2002 at the Heps, the team’s goals this season are set higher than ever.
Still only a sophomore, Clarke owns the best indoor pole vault in Penn history (5.30 meters) and the second best outdoor pole vault in Penn history (5.35 m).
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's lacrosse got a stellar offensive effort, women's track breaks records, while baseball and softball defenses feature.
The women’s team finished in first place, crushing the field with 146.66 team points, while the men finished in second with 111.5 team points.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's basketball comes up with another big output offensively, swimming and track and field win Ivy titles, and both lacrosse teams along secure huge wins alongside men's basketball.
However, no performance was as impressive as the one delivered by long-distance runner Abby Hong. Dubbed the “distance queen” by Penn Athletics, Hong concluded the weekend by dominating the 5,000m race.
Penn women’s track and field returned to the Ivy League throne on Sunday after a 22-year drought, winning the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships to end the indoor track and field season. The men made history of their own, posting a momentous second-place finish, their highest since 2002.
With the outdoor season well on the horizon, the Quakers travel to Hanover, N.H. this weekend to compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, the last meet of the indoor season before the NCAAs.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn women's basketball's huge second half, new records in swimming and track and field, and a goalie stepping up big time for women's lacrosse.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, track and field continues to break school records, women's basketball dominated a completely overmatched Gwynedd Mercy, and gymnastics excelled on floor.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, more school and pool records fall, and Penn men's squash runs up against an opponent it cannot handle.