Schools from near and far have sent their absolute best to compete at the Penn Relays. Here are a few teams to keep an eye on.
Joining the top ranks of the men’s 800-meter run at Penn is no easy feat to accomplish. But two weeks ago at George Mason Invitational, that’s exactly what sophomore Mato Bekelja did.
Both the men and women’s teams had impressive performances the last weekend before Penn Relays, rewriting the school’s history book in the process.
The Quakers will head to Virginia on Saturday to compete in the George Mason Invitational.
In the first track and field meet of the outdoor season, the Quakers came out strong, including freshman Sam Mattis, who on his first ever collegiate attempt broke Penn’s 19-year-old discus throw record.
The Quakers will have the Ivy title race with undefeated Princeton in mind when they tip off against Cornell and Columbia this weekend at the Palestra.
With 16-24 inches of snow estimated to hit the Northeast this weekend, the Quakers will be nice and comfy inside of New York’s historic Armory, as they compete in the Rider/Lafayette Invitational on Friday.
With a 7-7 record in non-conference games, the Quakers have played neither exceedingly well nor poorly. This weekend, the team hopes all of that will change.
With its most recent performance over the weekend, Penn track has achieved top-two finishes in three consecutive meets, with victories coming in its last two events.
With Penn heading to Lehigh Saturday for the second time in six weeks, they hope to build on what has been a solid season thus far.
Starting off 2013 with their first home games since December 3rd, the Red and Blue have fallen back to earth somewhat, beating Morgan State (4-10), 79-73, on Tuesday, after falling to St. Joseph’s (9-5) on Saturday, 66-53.
Wednesday’s matchup against St. Francis (NY) in Brooklyn will be the women’s third road game of the season, and the first of five games in a row away from home.
As part of the package for men’s hoops student-section season ticket holders, a T-shirt designed by PANYC State — pronounced “panic” — is included. These shirts, currently available in white, read “Hurrah Pennsylvania 12-13” and feature a basketball-toting Ben Franklin.
As Penn hits the road for a back-to-back in the Empire State, a chance for second place and just one loss in the second half of Ivy play hangs in the balance.
Over a weekend that eventually determined the outcome of the Ivy League title a week prior to the end of the season, the Quakers battled first-place Yale and seventh-place Brown.
For the first time in Ivy play, the women’s volleyball team came from behind to steal a victory, dropping the first two sets before sweeping the final three in Friday’s 3-2 decision over the Tigers.
To improve her team’s mental toughness, in-game durability and end-of-game execution, coach Kelly Carr and her coaching staff have taken an old sports adage to heart — practice how you play.
Penn (8-8, 3-2 Ivy) will use last week’s momentum going into this weekend’s matches at Brown and Yale — the final two games in the first round-robin of Ivy play.
Going into the Ancient Eight schedule with their preseason record a draw, the Red and Blue know they must now make progressive steps forward from here on out.
Penn got out to a sluggish start Friday night against George Mason, needing four sets to dispatch their lowly opponent. Saturday, the Quakers lost their final two matches to Radford and Rutgers.