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.
Although judging coaching success is subjective and involves numerous factors, here is a ranking of the top five coaches in Penn history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.