It was a successful weekend for Penn men's and women’s track. Although the Quakers were split up at three different meet sites, each part of the team had overwhelming success on the weekend.
Here are a few of those impressive athletes who can make a big impact in their respective events this upcoming weekend.
While the Quakers are well into their indoor season, there is a much lengthier vision on the horizon for these athletes with the outdoor season starting in March.
The Quakers traveled to University Park, Pa. on Friday to compete in the PSU National Open, which featured 31 other teams in action.
It is going to be a busy weekend for Penn athletics with the track, squash, swimming, and gymnastics teams all in action.
The Red and Blue hosted the Penn 8-Team Select in Staten Island, N.Y. on Saturday, with the nine other teams in attendance being Monmouth, Providence, St. John’s, Stony Brook, Temple, Rutgers, St. Joseph’s, Fordham, and Wagner.
Among these top performers was track’s Evan Lee, who won the heptathlon at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational in Annapolis, Md. this past Saturday.
Fresh off the start of 2019, the Red and Blue traveled to Annapolis, Md. this weekend to take part in the annual Wesley A. Brown Invitational from Jan. 11-12.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, track and field set all kinds of records in wins over Harvard, while men's and women's basketball earned comfortable victories over non-conference opponents.
The Red and Blue completed the sweep over Harvard on the road last Sunday, with both the men and women scoring solid victories on another productive day.
Coming off an impressive showing in New York last week, the Quakers are optimistic about their chances this weekend.
Wilson’s big moment this weekend came when she shattered the team weight throw record with her distance of 20.04 meters.
Starting its season on a high note, Penn track and field turned in a strong performance this weekend, which featured impressive debuts from newcomers and personal bests from returning athletes.
The Quakers will travel to New York City to compete at the Armory for the College of New Jersey Indoor Opener this Saturday.
Inspired by the 76ers’ arrival on Tuesday, The Daily Pennsylvanian did some research to determine the best athletes to compete on Penn’s campus.
From June 7-10, four athletes from Penn women's track & field competed on the biggest stage that collegiate running has to offer. The women traveled across the country to the University of Oregon to represent the Quakers in the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Junior Rachel Lee Wilson, freshman Ashley Anumba, sophomore Nia Akins, and junior Anna Peyton Malizia all punched their tickets to the NCAA Championship after all delivering qualifying performances this past weekend at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.
After two days of competition, the women scored a program-high 177 points to win behind 10 individual champions, and the men claimed second place with 142 points behind five event winners.
“We call it the Penn track and field family," Steve Dolan said. “It really grows because you add the alumni that come back and support the team, so it’s kind of a big party for us to have everybody together. It’s great, the culture and the camaraderie of the whole Penn track group is at an all-time high, and it’s very exciting.”