This weekend, Penn women's track and field captured its third consecutive Ivy League Heptagonal Indoor Track and Field Championship. Sophomore Skyla Wilson had an impressive individual performance that helped propel her team to victory, and her efforts were good enough to earn her DP Sports Player of the Week.
Wilson entered the meet with an impressive resume already, having qualified for the 2019 USATF U20 Championships and having been a 2019 Honorable Mention All-American in the 4x400m relay. This weekend, she added more to her steadily growing list of accomplishments while wearing Red and Blue.
Wilson captured her first individual Ivy League crown in the 500m, finishing the race in an impressive 1:13.22 seconds. Her win was a critical one, as it gave the Quakers the lead in the meet at the time, when half of the events had been completed.
Later in the meet, she came up with another key performance. She ran first on the 4x400m relay team that, along with senior Cecil Ene, senior Elena Brown-Soler and junior Uchechi Nwogwugwu, won the title with a time of 3:41.16. That win secured the overall championship for her team.
The Quakers won eight of the 20 events in the championship and accumulated a total of 133 points, allowing them to take the victory.
Wilson had experience in the 4x400m, as she also won the event in last year's Ivy League Heps as well. Given that she is still only in her second year with the program, the sophomore still has more than two years to improve and garner more accolades.
Even after a great weekend, there will be little time for celebration for Wilson and her team, as she will spend the next two weeks preparing for the NCAA Indoor Championships. The Quakers will look to Wilson for another strong performance as they compete against the nation's top teams.
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