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Four women for the Red and Blue advance to the final round of the NCAA Championships

(05/27/18 10:12pm)

And then there were four. Junior Rachel Lee Wilson, freshman Ashley Anumba, sophomore Nia Akins, and junior Anna Peyton Malizia all punched their tickets to the NCAA Championship after all delivering qualifying performances this past weekend at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. Taking place between May 24 and May 26, 24 Penn men and women competed in the NCAA Eastern Region Prelims. The top 12 from the Eastern region and top 12 from the Western region go on to advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon on June 6-9. A program record of 14 women and nine men qualified for this Eastern Region Prelims this past weekend. In typical Penn track and field fashion, yet another program record was broken. Never before have the Quakers had four athletes qualify for the most prestigious round of the NCAA Championships. Last year, the only representative for The Red and Blue was Sean Clarke on the pole vault. Malizia was the first to punch her ticket to Eugene. In the high jump, Malizia cleared a personal best mark and reset her program record with height of 1.80m (5-10.75). This will be her first trip to the NCAA Championships, and to say she is excited is an understatement. To do it in her hometown of Tampa, Fla. was an exceptionally special honor.