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Track & Field

03/23/21 10:27pm
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.
03/01/21 9:41pm
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. 
02/22/21 9:49pm
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. 
02/21/21 8:10pm
Although judging coaching success is subjective and involves numerous factors, here is a ranking of the top five coaches in Penn history.
02/15/21 9:38pm
The time commitment for being an athlete in college is notorious, independent of chosen major. For Karen Saah, being both a student and an athlete meant participating in three varsity-level sports, while earning a dual degree from Wharton and the College.
02/03/21 8:08pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with women's track freshman Bella Whittaker to ask her 15 questions about her sport, her time at Penn, and her life overall. Here's what she had to say. 
02/01/21 9:46pm
Franklin Field's Liberty Bell Classic, with athletes participating from 29 different countries, marked the largest track and field event held in the United States since the 1932 Olympics.
01/25/21 10:11pm
As the first Quaker and 12th Ivy League athlete to receive the NCAA's prestigious Today's Top 10 Award, Akins is no stranger to receiving recognition.
11/24/20 9:28pm
Track has been a part of Morgan’s life since the fourth grade when he began track alongside playing football. The intensity and individualized nature of sprints is what made Morgan fall in love with track.
11/12/20 12:19am
For many athletes, competing at the Olympic Games is the ultimate dream. But for several Quakers on Penn's track and field team, this dream has been a reality since 1900. 
10/27/20 9:20pm
From overcoming anxiety to picking up a new event in college, Penn track and field senior Camille Dickson’s path as an athlete has been marked by her willingness to be uncomfortable.
09/30/20 1:35am
There was not one single ‘color line’ to cross at Penn, but many — and the names and stories of several Quakers who defied the odds to wear the Red and Blue are lost to history.
09/18/20 12:47am
Women have been present at the University since the late 1800s, but the first mention of a formalized association of women’s athletics at Penn is found in the 1917 women’s yearbook.
09/08/20 9:43pm
After the coronavirus derailed her senior season, Maura Kimmel will take her talents to South Bend, Ind. to throw for Notre Dame in the competitive ACC.
09/06/20 9:21pm
With an extra year of eligibility, former Penn pole vaulter Sean Clarke is looking to take flight with a new team. 
09/04/20 12:33pm
Johnson has spent over 30 years on the Penn Relays staff and will continue to monitor the event next year, but in a reduced capacity from his current job.
09/02/20 6:52pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with cross country and track and field junior Ariana Gardizy to ask her 15 questions. Here's what she had to say. 
08/31/20 9:05pm
While Penn teams won't see any competitive athletics until at least January 1, there are still many moments worth remembering from recent history.
08/20/20 10:12pm
Here's a roundup of what recent graduates are up to since their time on campus, from signing new professional contracts to transferring schools to continue their college careers.
07/28/20 12:02am
Penn graduate George Orton was the first Candian gold medalist, founded Penn ice hockey, and was a pioneer of Philadelphia sports, but today he has been all but forgotten.