Cross Country

04/29/11 3:06am

Kovach sets Penn record in 5000m

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.
04/28/11 4:19am
This team will be hoping to rewrite the record books with three runners returning.
04/28/11 3:58am
No event in track and field captures the spectator’s attention quite like the steeplechase.
04/28/11 3:54am
Excited for the Penn Relays? Neither am I. Or at least not as excited as I was last year, when Usain Bolt descended upon Franklin Field
04/28/11 3:52am

The Relays inspire younger runners

Elementary school children have been running at the Relays since the early 1950s.
04/28/11 3:51am

Penn Relays expands borders in U.S. and Caribbean

A look at international participation in the Penn Relays.
04/28/11 3:46am
Legally blind sportswriter David Block has become a fixture at the Penn Relays.
04/28/11 3:45am

Relays fans grab some fast food

Athletes representing 59 different college conferences and over 60 different countries will compete in 318 combined running and field events at the Penn Relays. But outnumbering the many runners hungry to win this week will be the number of people just wanting to eat on the run.
04/28/11 3:40am
­­You may think the 100-meter is the fastest race, but you would be wrong. In less than fifty seconds, the 4x100 meter relay can produce the sweetest of melodies or the most discordant screeches. The symphony — and its four beautiful movements — have the power to move.
04/26/11 5:50am
As a freshman in college, I'm set to attend all three days of Penn Relays for the first time — and I'm praying they're just as good as I remember.
04/25/11 4:35am
Both teams combined for 23 top-three finishes across the various sections.
04/11/11 4:14am

Four qualify for IC4A Champs

Competing at the George Mason Invitational, four members of Penn men’s track and field posted IC4A Championship-qualifying times.
04/07/11 1:01am
For juniors Paige Madison and Victoria Strickland, running the 800-meter dash is paying dividends, no matter how painful it may be.
04/04/11 5:04am
In their second home meet, the Red and Blue combined for 14 victories at the Penn Invitational.
04/01/11 3:55am
The very first time Gabrielle Piper donned a Penn track jersey, she placed her name in Penn’s record books. Twice.
03/31/11 2:33am
Runner and 1997 College graduate Adria Sheth and her husband Brian have donated $1 million to endow the Betty J. Costanza Women’s Track & Field coaching position.
03/28/11 2:25am
In their first track meets at Franklin Field, Maalik Reynolds, Mason Smith, Karl Ingram and Gabrielle Piper all claimed big victories.
03/25/11 12:33am

Miler breaks into Penn’s all-time list

James Finucane, Penn track’s junior miler, projects humility. In fact, Finucane is so noticeably humble that one would not likely guess he is currently Penn’s fastest miler.
02/25/11 5:11am

Track heads to indoor heps

This weekend, Penn’s track and field team will travel to the Armory, a state-of-the-art indoor track facility in Manhattan, to compete at the indoor track Heptagonal Championships.
02/22/11 3:04am

Freshman builds on strong fall

In high school, Conner Paez knew how to run hard. But as a freshman at Penn, he could never take a break.
01/18/11 5:47am
In his first competition for the Red and Blue, highly-touted freshman high jumper Maalik Reynolds has already put his stamp on the Penn program.
01/16/11 11:55pm

Freshmen fuel track to success

The women were triumphant at the Navy Invitational, and two hundred miles up the coast, the men’s team finished third at the Saturday Night at the Armory Invitational in New York, N.Y.
01/14/11 3:16am

Track braves the winter chills

With the end of cross country season and the onset of winter, the collegiate runner moves into a new phase of competition. But despite the biting cold and icy roads, training goes on as usual.
11/11/10 5:17am
Senior cross country runner Jeff Weinstein debated transferring to avoid tough Ivy restrictions on eligibility.
11/01/10 12:29am

Cross country finishes in top half at Heps

Realizing their team goal, the Red and Blue took fourth place at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. The women’s team finished in sixth, marking their best result since 2007.
10/28/10 1:57am

Seniors to cross final finish line

With the realization that only two races remain before their collegiate cross-country careers conclude, Penn’s three seniors are determined to make their final miles their swiftest yet.
09/17/10 5:50am
Even after more than 10 visits to Van Cortlandt Park in the last four years, the Quakers don't feel that familiarity breeds contempt.
09/13/10 4:17am

Cross-country squads finish first at Fordham

Both teams took first place in their first meet of the season at the Fordham Fiasco among fourteen other squads and over 300 runners at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y.
08/05/10 3:24am

Incoming recruit keeps raising the bar

High school All-American Maalik Reynolds is looking to reach new heights at Penn — on both the track and basketball teams.
05/27/10 5:08am
For two Penn track and field athletes, the year-long wait after a heartbreaking finish last May is finally over.
04/29/10 12:55am

Stepping up for Heps

While the Penn track team will go from racing in front of over 54,000 fans at the Penn Relays to a far smaller crowd at Princeton, N.J., the stakes will be much higher at next weekend’s Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.
04/26/10 6:35am
Despite crowds that topped 115,000 over three days, the Penn Relays did not intimidate the Penn track and field teams.
04/26/10 2:32am
Usain Bolt pleased the crowd Saturday, taking just 8.79 seconds to anchor Jamaica’s 4x100-meter team to a record-setting victory in the USA vs. The World event.
04/24/10 5:34am

Penn Relays 2010 live blog

Read through the replays of the DP Sports staff's live blogs from Friday and Saturday at Franklin Field for the 116th running of The Penn Relays.
04/22/10 4:58am
Tomorrow evening, a different sort of team will take the track. Runners will be racing not for high school or college pride, but rather as representatives of the companies that employ them.
04/22/10 4:54am

Penn Relays | Red and Blue seniors ready to leave final mark at Relays

A strong senior class will be leading the Quakers as they attempt to defend their home turf.
04/22/10 4:53am
According to Penn Relays director Dave Johnson, Usain Bolt’s attendance at this year’s Penn Relays is the “biggest international appearance” in 81 years.
04/22/10 4:52am

Penn Relays | In America, race walkers take funny looks in stride

Even race walking competitors know their sport can look a little silly. But as they gear up for the Relays, they also know their event requires a mental fortitude unknown to traditional runners.
04/22/10 4:51am

Penn Relays | The Brotherhood of the Traveling Shoes

The story of Usain Bolt's famous Golden Pumas, and how their lore found its beginning and its end at the Penn Relays.
04/22/10 4:51am
Nearly 20 athletes who are visually impaired or have amputated limbs will compete at Relays.
04/22/10 4:49am

Penn Relays | Youth competition is an old tradition

While just being in the same area code as Bolt is exciting enough, approximately 750 middle and junior high students running for glory at Franklin Field.
04/22/10 4:47am
For the Penn track and field program and many of its competitors, the Penn Relays is not only an important college competition, but also an opportunity to jump start next year’s recruiting process.
04/20/10 4:04am

Relays take on Olympic proportions

Monday, USA Track and Field announced the relay pools for the USA vs. The World events, which includes several famous Olympians like Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater.
04/19/10 3:50am

Ithaca isn’t gorges for Quakers track

On Saturday, the Penn women’s track and field team battled both Cornell and harsh weather conditions during their dual meet in Ithaca, N.Y.
04/14/10 3:14am
Saturday wasn’t the first time coach Gwen Harris and the rest of the team heard the sprinters’ rap, but posting three under-25-second 200-meter runners isn’t the result of just a good pump-up song.
04/12/10 4:43am

Jumping past Princeton at Quad meet

Penn edged out the Tigers by six points, 89-83. Yale was a distant third with 25 points.
04/09/10 5:04am

Usain Bolt to run in Penn Relays

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt announced yesterday that he will again be competing at the Penn Relays in the men’s 4x100 relay as part of the USA versus The World event.
04/02/10 2:51am

Penn track runs home

Fresh off the Villanova Outdoor Duals and Maryland Invitational, the Penn men’s and women’s track and field teams will return to competition this Saturday. Besides Penn Relays, the Penn Invite will be the Quakers’ only home meet this season.
03/29/10 5:40am

Track has strong performance at Villanova, Maryland

The men's track team were able to capture titles in several events at the Villanova Duals, while the women's Quakers placed third with 108 points.
03/15/10 2:27am

Quakers finish indoor track season with championship meets

The men finished the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America Championships tied for 33rd place among 52 teams, while the women finished 16th among 52 teams at ECACs.