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Cross Country

10/16/16 11:30pm
This past Friday, Penn cross country took on some of the nation’s best — and the men and women proved that they were up for the challenge. Out of 31 teams, which included seven of the nation's top twelve women’s teams and six of the top twelve-ranked men’s teams, the Quakers finished 14th and 20th, respectively.
09/19/16 12:24am
The cross country team continued their winning streak this weekend with both the men’s and women’s teams taking first at the Main Line Invitational on Friday afternoon.
09/11/16 11:32pm
Most students on campus last Friday stayed cooped up in an air-conditioned room, shying away from the unbearable Philadelphia heat. The Penn cross country teams did not.
09/07/16 12:10am
About a month into her new role as assistant cross country coach, Juli Benson calls the position “a dream come true.”
09/07/16 12:04am
Ask any member of the Penn cross country team and they will tell you that their focus lies on the months ahead.
09/06/16 11:59pm
It’s not uncommon for graduating seniors to leave holes in a team’s roster -- but this particular one is about the size of the Grand Canyon. With the departure of all-world runner Tom Awad, Penn men’s track and field will look to adjust to life without the two-time defending Ivy Heptagonal champion.
01/14/16 3:30am
Although Penn boasts countless spectacular student-athletes, the most impressive aspect of their success may not even be the athletic success itself.
10/23/15 12:59am
Ashley Montgomery is making it look easy for Penn cross country.
10/01/15 1:46am
This weekend, Penn’s cross country will look to divide and conquer.
09/15/15 1:41am
Last year, Penn women’s cross country finished last in the Ivy League. This is an indisputable fact. In their year-end Heptagonal meet, the de facto Ivy championship competition, the Red and Blue only managed to finish eighth in the Ancient Eight. And while any single meet result should be taken with a grain of salt, this sort of result would be the elephant in the room.
09/15/15 1:38am
Over the past few years, Penn men’s cross country has largely been a showcase for one of the top runners in the nation: Thomas Awad. And what a showcase it has been.
10/29/14 1:35am
A casual observer at the recent Princeton Invitational may have been a bit confused by the sight of the same Penn cross country runner crossing the finish line twice in a one-second span.
09/22/14 11:11pm
While plenty of attention has been paid to the talented underclassmen of woman’s cross country, the men’s program boasts some young firepower of its own.
09/16/14 11:33pm
After having spent the past two years rebuilding, developing young talent and generally hanging out near the bottom of the campus fall sports totem pole, Penn cross country is ready to take the next step forward.
09/16/14 1:11am
There are no two ways about it: 2013 was a transition year for Penn cross country, but the program still had its fair share of bright moments.
09/11/14 2:40am
The adage goes: “it’s a marathon, not a sprint”, but starting a distance race on the right foot sure can’t hurt.
09/08/14 11:46pm
In almost any sport, if you spend the fewest minutes on the field of anyone on the team, it makes you a scrub or a benchwarmer. In cross country, though, this same condition makes you something different entirely: a star.
08/20/14 4:14pm

New expectations for Penn cross country

Expectations for sports teams can be a gift and a curse. This is one of the key issues at hand for Penn cross country entering the 2014 season.
11/25/13 9:56pm

Whiting twins team up as 'face' of Penn cross country

The Penn women’s cross country team finds itself in with freshman phenoms — and identical twin sisters — Cleo and Clarissa Whiting.
11/21/13 7:33pm

Two Penn cross country members head to Nationals

This Saturday, freshman Cleo Whiting and sophomore Thomas Awad will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., where they will both compete in the NCAA National Cross Country Championships. Indiana State’s LaVern Gibson Championship Course will play host this weekend to not only the nation’s best cross country teams, but also the fastest individual runners in the country.