For the first time since 2004, Penn track and field will be represented at the Olympics, as Sam Mattis overcame a disappointing defeat at trials for Rio to qualify for the Games this summer.
After a stellar performance at the NCAA East Preliminaries, Whittaker had a high standard to live up to as she competed at the University of Oregon. Although she didn't advance to the finals, her freshman year sets her up for another three years of success.
At the NCAA East Preliminaries, which took place at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Penn had several impressive showings, with some Quakers performing above their qualifying seed.
While it didn't end as abruptly as last year's season, this year's athletics season was marred by cancellations and a lack of play.
For many of Penn's graduating seniors, this meant that they had no traditional senior night. In honor of these soon-to-be graduates, here's a look at some of the seniors from spring sports that impacted their respective programs the most.
In place of the annual Penn relays, the Philadelphia Metropolitan Collegiate Invitational, or “Philly Mets,” was held this past Saturday. The Red and Blue excelled in the localized athletic event. Among these standouts was Penn sophomore Michael Keehan, whose performance earned him DP Sports Player of the Week.
This year, the Penn Relays sponsored the Philadelphia Metropolitan Collegiate Invitational (“Philly Mets”), a scaled-down version of the typical week-long extravaganza.
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.
The competition, which was hosted by Penn, was highlighted by a decent amount of seasonal-best marks for the Quakers, as well as a few performances that will stand tall in the Penn track and field record books.
The Daily Pennsylvanian asked Jacinta Arnold of Penn women’s track and field 15 questions about her time with the team, her experience at Penn, and her life overall. Here's what the sophomore had to say.
Despite only being a freshman on the track team, Ben Kioko has already learned the importance of perseverance and self-efficacy in his sport.
The Daily Pennsylvanian asked Grace O'Shea of Penn women’s track and field 15 questions about her time with the team, her experience at Penn, and her life overall.
As Penn track freshman Isabella Whittaker begins her first year in the Red and Blue, her experiences have already exceeded her expectations.
Coming off two very successful meets, Penn track and field carried their momentum to their first meet away from Franklin Field. The Temple Invitational, which included all Big 5 schools and the women's teams from Delaware and Loyola University Maryland, was hosted by Temple on Friday and Saturday.
The Daily Pennsylvanian asked Ola Abinusawa of Penn men’s track and field 15 questions about his time with the team, his experience at Penn, and his life overall. Here's what the sophomore had to say.
It’s not everyday that a program record is broken, but on Saturday during a Big 5 Meet at Franklin Field, Camille Dickson did it twice.
With 15 first-place wins in the Big 5 meet this past weekend and an 11-year-old program record broken twice in the same day, Penn track and field refused to disappoint in their second meet of the adjusted outdoor season.
On Saturday, the Penn track hosted the Penn Challenge, welcoming local schools Rider, Villanova, St. Joseph’s, and Temple to Franklin Field for the meet. Emotions were running high for the Quakers, with athletes and coaches alike thrilled to be back in action.
Orie’s path to competing at Penn was atypical. The Buffalo, N.Y. native grew up as a multi-sport athlete, sampling nearly every sport that she could. Even when it came time to specialize in sports early in high school, running hadn’t crossed Orie’s mind yet.
In February 2021, Penn announced that current freshmen must enroll in a dining plan during their sophomore year, sparking confusion and backlash from students. For athletes, who often follow strict nutritional guidelines as part of their training, this new policy spurred conflicting opinions.
When distance runner Tim Dolan hit the track of Franklin Field for the first time as a Quaker, he carried his feet with the experience and tenacity he had gathered over his distinguished high school running career.