Within a university culture where too often personal accomplishments are taken in stride as given or expected, one athlete is keeping her relationship with mind-blowing success in the thrower’s pit new and exciting.
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One week before madness of Penn Relays, Penn track squads get final tune-up at Larry Ellis Invitational
As finals week approaches for students around campus and the stress in the air seems to outnumber the pollen count, tensions are rising in the sports world as well. Spring regular seasons are coming to a close, and only several meets stand in the way of Penn track and field’s pursuit of regional and national success.
Of the many club sports teams at Penn, club tennis can always count itself among the most successful in comparison to its yearly competition. A highly competitive club with a notoriously cutthroat tryout process, club tennis has a knack for attracting skilled talent from across campus and is therefore awarded the opportunity to be as selective as it pleases.
This weekend, Penn track and field found itself strewn across the country in three different states and two different time zones to compete in three separate meets: the Stanford Invitational, the Danny Curran Invitational, and the Pepsi Florida Relays.
As a swimmer who specializes in one of the most notorious events in the sport, Penn sophomore Mark Andrew began his collegiate career last winter with great expectations for himself and a determination to reach his lofty goals.
For Penn track and field, 2016 was a year brimming with accolades and fraught with never-before-seen accomplishments. It was a year of historic first-evers, school records and personal bests, as if the team altogether hurdled years’ worth of rungs on the ladder to improvement and landed themselves ahead of the curve — but at the same time, it feels like even more was left on the table.
Penn track and field teams boasted record-breaking times and history-making performances this February at the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships in New York City. Quakers from a myriad of events capitalized on the large, noisy crowd to garner some of the most impressive achievements they’ve seen in decades.
This past weekend, Penn gymnastics travelled to Rutgers to strut its routines in a quad meet against Maryland, Rutgers, and fellow Ivy League foe Yale. Despite notching a total of seven personal career-high marks throughout the evening’s events, the weekend’s performances were not as fruitful as the Red and Blue would have hoped, landing them a fourth-place finish for the second straight week.
With only days left to polish its routines, Penn gymnastics edges closer to yet another intense weekend of high-stakes competition.
While many of us look forward to a weekend brimming with what we’d contend are some pretty ambitious party plans, Penn men’s tennis has something bigger and a bit more impactful in its scopes: a weekend-long, tension-packed double matchup in Tennessee.
In the wake of an exhaustive election season during which major party candidates displayed questionable leadership qualities, it will perhaps bring some amount of solace to know that the future of Penn men’s and women’s cross country rests in caring and capable hands.
There’s something in the psyche of the athlete that’s unleashed when the rain starts falling, the sun disappears, the temperature plummets, and the field lights illuminate puffs of breath from red-faced players.