The Quakers went into last week’s NCAA Track & Field Championship meet in Jacksonville, Fla., with a majority of the athletes needing career performances to advance.
The men’s and women’s track teams are sending four men and five women to Florida for the qualifying rounds of the NCAA Track & Field Championships, which will take place from May 24-26.
While the women dominated the performances on the track and in the field yesterday, it was the men’s turn Friday.
Judge, the senior from Tewksbury, Mass., managed to get over bar at 1.68 meters but missed on all three attempts at her next height. It didn’t matter as all her competitors also failed and Judge was declared the winner having jumped flawlessly at lower heights.
High school track at Penn Relays may be most noteworthy, as many of the participants will potentially find themselves competing for or against Penn in the near future.
The women’s team has a legitimate shot at sweeping all three distance relays if they have enough in the tank.
Women’s track and field coach Gwen Harris knew her group of 13 recruits was going to be special when they entered Penn as freshmen four years ago.
She just didn’t know how special.
For Brian Chaput, a Penn 2004 graduate and javelin thrower making a bid for the U.S. Olympic team, the journey to greatness has had several hurdles along the way.
For fourth-grade runner Emily Hauck, the Penn Relays were as unfamiliar as the crowd of people surrounding her as she took her place in the paddock minutes before her race.
Judge has cemented herself as one of the Red and Blue’s all-time greats with her high jump of 1.75 meters in a dual meet against Princeton on April 14, tying the school record set by Nicole Maloy in 1994.
In their final tune-ups before this weekend’s Penn Relays, the Penn men’s and women’s track teams posted a number of impressive performances.
Although the Quakers fell short in the two-team dual, 85-77, many members of the team rewrote the school’s record book Saturday at Franklin Field.
With just three weeks until the historic Penn Relays, the Red and Blue turned in dominating individual performances in this weekend’s Penn Invite against a relatively weak field.
The Quakers will host their second meet of the season as 25 teams converge on Franklin Field on Saturday for the Penn Invite.
Though the Red and Blue boasted no individual winners, a number of strong performances provided optimism for the future.
The Penn men’s track and field team performed well at the Texas Relays where it faced much of the same competition it will face at the Penn Relays.
Track athletes have both winter and spring seasons with just one week off between the two.
Fourteen Quakers will compete in the 85th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, the second largest track and field competition in the country.
Penn track and field won ten titles against local teams at the Big Five Invitational.
Coming off of a third-place finish in the javelin at the Wake Forest Invitational, the junior is hoping to find even more success at this Saturday’s Big Five Invitational at Franklin Field.