The women shone the brightest for Penn track and field on the first day of the Penn Relays. The field events were the most successful for the Quakers on Friday, with several record-setting performances by throwers, who continued their stellar seasons.
Freshman Sam Mattis thinks that his incredible record-breaking discus throw wasn’t even close to his best, and he continues to push himself.
Heading into his sophomore year with a solid base of training, Paez had dreams of reaching even greater heights. But those dreams had to be put on hold after Aug. 7, 2011.
Penn (9-11, 1-6 Ivy) lost to the Lions (15-7, 5-2) in New York by the slimmest of margins, 4-3. The Quakers then dropped Sunday’s match to No. 51 Cornell (14-8, 3-4), 5-2.
This past weekend at the George Mason Invitational, sophomore sprinter Heather Bong posted the fastest 100-meter dash time in school history.
There are plenty of reasons to be interested in spring athletics at Penn and to get out to at least one home sporting event in the next few weeks.
Penn athletes responded to the individual meet by posting several new marks in the school record books.
Cornell and Penn joined forces to take on the combined team of their British opponents, and both the men and women emerged victorious by scores of 14-5 and 15-4, respectively.
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.
The highly-touted middle-distance runner couldn’t compete in both the cross country and indoor seasons due to injuries, but he made his return to racing on Saturday with a victory in the 800.
When Robin Martin stepped on to Penn’s campus as a freshman nearly 17 years ago, he had no idea that coaching would be in his future. Now, he finds himself as the head coach of Penn track and field.
While the rest of the student body will be off on spring break, the Quakers will travel south, opening their season with a nine-game road trip in ten days, making stops in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
On a cold and wet night at Franklin Field, the No. 14 Quakers beat St. Joseph’s in a hard-fought contest, 6-5, to extend their all-time record against the Hawks to 10-0.
Wednesday afternoon, the Quakers (3-1) will play host to Temple at Levy Pavilion.The Quakers are a perfect 20-0 all-time against the Owls (2-3) and are undefeated at home so far this season.
The Quakers (5-17, 2-3 Ivy) pulled away from Brown (8-11, 2-3) in the second half on their way to a 71-48 victory behind an incredible defensive team effort.
After taking a year of absence to play professionally for the North American Soccer League’s Puerto Rico Islanders, Barreiro returned to campus this January to receive the final 5.5 credits that he needs to earn his Wharton degree.
Watching Nelson-Henry Saturday against the Hawks, it was easy to see why the center earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors after his efforts versus St. Joe’s and his first career double-double at NJIT on Thursday.
Obviously the team wants to win games, but the Quakers also understand they are all working on something much bigger right now.
Penn ended a five-game losing streak in a scrappy, hard-fought affair and a 65-54 win over Binghamton at the Palestra.
The Penn basketball season has already tipped off, and with it the annual tradition of students waiting to buy season tickets at The Line has come and gone. But for most students, this historic tradition went by largely unnoticed.