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Competing in her first-official heptathlon, junior Haley Rizek finished with the fifth-best time in program history. 

Credit: Chase Sutton

Another week, another Quaker entering the record books.

For the first time this season, Penn women’s track and field were able to compete in the heptathlon. And despite not competing in any multi-events for over a year, junior Haley Rizek recorded the program’s fifth-best score in program history in the heptathlon this past weekend.

At the Quaker Invitational at Franklin Field, Rizek won the heptathlon with a score of 4,941. Of the seven events, the junior won six of them. Rizek won the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.91, the 200m with a time of 25.62, the shot put with a distance of 11.73m, the long jump with a distance of 5.32m, the javelin with a distance of 40.29m, and the 800m with a time 2:25.68. 

To make it even more impressive, it was the first official heptathlon Rizek has competed in during her time at Penn. After her sophomore outdoor season was cancelled, Rizek has only had the opportunity to compete in the pentathlon. Her personal best in that event is 3,281 points. 

Rizek will look to build on her already impressive season at the Philly Mets presented by the Penn Relays on April 24. 

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