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Track & Field

04/22/10 4:52am

Penn Relays | In America, race walkers take funny looks in stride

Even race walking competitors know their sport can look a little silly. But as they gear up for the Relays, they also know their event requires a mental fortitude unknown to traditional runners.
04/22/10 4:51am
Nearly 20 athletes who are visually impaired or have amputated limbs will compete at Relays.
04/22/10 4:51am

Penn Relays | The Brotherhood of the Traveling Shoes

The story of Usain Bolt's famous Golden Pumas, and how their lore found its beginning and its end at the Penn Relays.
04/22/10 4:49am

Penn Relays | Youth competition is an old tradition

While just being in the same area code as Bolt is exciting enough, approximately 750 middle and junior high students running for glory at Franklin Field.
04/22/10 4:47am
For the Penn track and field program and many of its competitors, the Penn Relays is not only an important college competition, but also an opportunity to jump start next year’s recruiting process.
04/20/10 4:04am

Relays take on Olympic proportions

Monday, USA Track and Field announced the relay pools for the USA vs. The World events, which includes several famous Olympians like Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater.
04/19/10 3:50am

Ithaca isn’t gorges for Quakers track

On Saturday, the Penn women’s track and field team battled both Cornell and harsh weather conditions during their dual meet in Ithaca, N.Y.
04/14/10 3:14am
Saturday wasn’t the first time coach Gwen Harris and the rest of the team heard the sprinters’ rap, but posting three under-25-second 200-meter runners isn’t the result of just a good pump-up song.
04/12/10 4:43am

Jumping past Princeton at Quad meet

Penn edged out the Tigers by six points, 89-83. Yale was a distant third with 25 points.
04/09/10 5:04am

Usain Bolt to run in Penn Relays

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt announced yesterday that he will again be competing at the Penn Relays in the men’s 4x100 relay as part of the USA versus The World event.
04/02/10 2:51am

Penn track runs home

Fresh off the Villanova Outdoor Duals and Maryland Invitational, the Penn men’s and women’s track and field teams will return to competition this Saturday. Besides Penn Relays, the Penn Invite will be the Quakers’ only home meet this season.
03/29/10 5:40am

Track has strong performance at Villanova, Maryland

The men's track team were able to capture titles in several events at the Villanova Duals, while the women's Quakers placed third with 108 points.
03/15/10 2:27am

Quakers finish indoor track season with championship meets

The men finished the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America Championships tied for 33rd place among 52 teams, while the women finished 16th among 52 teams at ECACs.
03/04/10 7:02am

Final chance to make NCAA cuts

On Saturday, several Quakers will begin competition in the 2010 IC4A Championships, the first meet of the postseason, in which only select athletes will compete.
03/01/10 5:11am

Indoor season ends with different opinions on same story

At Heps, the Penn men finished seventh out of eight teams with 33 points, while the women placed sixth with 48 points.
02/26/10 5:46am

Hoping for solid finish at Heps

The indoor track season comes to a boil this weekend as the men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Hanover, N.H., to compete in the Indoor Heptagonal Championships.
02/15/10 6:12am
With 15 events officially in the books, the Penn women currently sit in fifth place out of nine competing teams, while with 16 events scored, the Penn men are fifth out of eleven teams.
02/08/10 4:41am

Big day for track in Big Apple

While competing in the two-day New Balance Invitational in New York City, five Quakers qualified for the ECAC Championships, bringing Penn’s total number of qualifiers to six.
01/15/10 5:04am

Telling Challenge ahead for Penn

Although the Quakers competed in six preseason exhibitions, veteran coach Charlie Powell stressed that last semester’s results were not suitable indicators for what to expect when the season kicks off in earnest Saturday with the Penn State Northeast Challenge at State College.
01/15/10 5:03am

Running off to State College

Women’s track coach Gwen Harris is looking to the past to aid her team’s future.