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?
But that’s not what we get in the Ivy League. Instead, we get a more natural conclusion: two teams giving a game their all, a smattering of onlookers highly invested in the result, and an outcome no one wanted – symmetrical, deserved, but at first unsatisfying – because nature doesn’t wait for perfect endings.
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.
This weekend, senior guards Caleb Wood and Darnell Foreman, joined by Ivy League rivals Dartmouth guard Miles Wright and Princeton guard Amir Bell, competed in the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship.
Penn baseball’s series against Dartmouth had a little bit of everything. The Red and Blue went 1-1-1 versus the Big Green, losing the lone Saturday matchup 5-4, winning Sunday’s first game 8-7, and tying 4-4 in the finale.
Now, it's time for a more holistic understanding of all the high-level athletic events at track meets.
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).
The men's team is red hot right now, winning its fifth straight match and ninth straight home match in a row. The Quakers soared to victory, crushing Ivy-League rival Princeton 6-1 at home. On the women's side, Penn struggled, falling to the Tigers on the road 2-5.
10 months after Yale ended the Quakers’ season in a four-overtime Ivy League semifinal match for the ages, the Red and Blue couldn’t get their payback in the teams’ first matchup since. Victimized by a 5-0 run spanning the first and second quarters, the Quakers could never claw back in a 12-6 loss in New Haven.
The sun is out and spring has begun, so that can only mean one thing: rowing is back.
With the tennis season in full swing, the Penn men’s team is peaking at the right time.
On Saturday, the Quakers venture up to New Haven to face No. 4 Yale in a rematch of last years epic quadruple overtime Ivy League tournament semifinal.
In a 10-inning, two-day thriller, the Red and Blue came up short of advancing to the tournament semifinals, falling victim to a three-run 10th-inning home run by Hawks freshman Cole Stetzar in a 7-4 loss.
With good results often comes good veteran talent, though, and both teams will have some strong seniors to say goodbye to this offseason. For both the men and women, seniors played key roles, ranging from Anna Ross to Caleb Wood to Darnell Foreman to Michelle Nwokedi and more. Our editors take to the roundtable to debate, which senior will be missed most?
In the first round of the Liberty Bell Classic, the Quakers will return to Philly, yet they still will have to wait even longer to make their season debut at Meiklejohn Stadium. The Red and Blue will take on local rival Saint Joseph's on the road on Tuesday afternoon.
It still might be cold outside, but the Hecht Tennis Center — the indoor home of Penn men's and women's tennis — is heating up.
The pitching group for the Quakers looks drastically different than it did a year ago, and it has been difficult to get everyone on the same page in terms of consistency. But one player that has been key in providing stable leadership and performance is Kleiman.