For the second straight season, Penn women’s track swept the Indoor and Outdoor Ivy Heptagonal championships. With the latest win has come a slew of conference awards, which were announced for both men’s and women’s track on Wednesday.
Women’s track has won four straight Ivy titles in the last two years, and coach Steve Dolan has won coach of the year for each of them — unanimously.
Penn runners took home both the men’s and the women’s Most Outstanding Track Performer of The Meet for Outdoor Ivy Heps. Junior Nia Akins won gold in both the 800-meters and the 4x800m relay en route to another championship and the conference award. Meanwhile, senior Calvary Rogers won the men’s award by taking first in the 400m and 4x400m relay and placing second in the 100m.
The Penn women’s team score of 160 points was 34 points clear of second-place Harvard, a commanding victory over the rest of the conference.
The men, meanwhile, placed second at Heps for the second consecutive year, 59 points behind a dominant Princeton team.
The men won four events and placed second in four others at Heps, earning them the corresponding amount of first and second team All-Ivy nods. A total of nine athletes earned All-Ivy recognition after accounting for duplicate winners and the relay team.
The women on the other hand, won eight gold medals and six silver medals. 16 athletes won All-Ivy recognition.
The Quakers’ season isn’t done yet, as Penn will travel back to Princeton, N.J. on Saturday for the ECAC championships before taking on NCAA regionals the following weekend.
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