Track & Field

04/28/16 5:35am
The runners have taken their places. It’s a beautiful, sunny Saturday in April, and the competitors are lined up in front of a crowd of over 40,000 at Franklin Field.
04/28/16 5:35am
Like any aging lady, Franklin Field got a facelift this year — and it is a big one. The new surface of Penn’s track is immaculate — the colors pop out enough to make any graphic designer jump with joy.
04/28/16 5:35am
Three Ivy League championships. Two All-American selections. Three qualifications at the NCAA Track and Field Championships.
04/28/16 5:35am
Elite athletes of all varieties will head to Franklin Field this weekend, as collegiate superstars in several different events will use the Penn Relays to tune up for NCAA Finals and, hopefully, the Rio Olympics.
04/28/16 5:35am
There’s succeeding, and then there’s success. When the Villanova Women’s Distance Medley Relay team collected its first Penn Relays title in 1984, not even the school itself could have predicted the decades of success that were to follow. The Distance Medley Relay, or DMR, is a race that is comprised of four legs, each of varying length.
04/28/16 3:06am
He came to Penn with dreams of seeing the Quaker track team become a powerhouse, and leaves University City with dreams of racing in the Olympics.
04/25/16 3:21am
On Friday and Saturday, Penn track and field competed at Princeton in the Larry Ellis Invitational.
04/21/16 4:24am
Mother nature has not shone brightly on Penn track and field this season. The Quakers have been forced to embrace the elements at the vast majority of their meets. This weekend should be no different.
04/19/16 2:47am
All of Penn’s student body knows that “finals season” is approaching. But for a select subset of the school, the phrase is a bit of a double entendre.
04/19/16 2:46am
If you asked most Penn students if they really enjoyed their toughest Pottruck workouts, the answer would probably be no. Hard runs or the dreaded leg days are often the things that — despite being sometimes necessary — they dread the most. Calvary Rogers, freshman track phenom, on the other hand, relishes the opportunity to have his coaches push him every day in practice.
04/18/16 3:37am
On Saturday, amid perfect conditions, Penn’s two track programs combined for 11 event victories and several personal best times at the Chester Quarry Classic, hosted by Widener University.
04/11/16 2:46am
Once again, Penn track and field was split between two meets this weekend.
04/06/16 4:31am
After a crazy weekend, the track team is reunited. And this time, they mean business. Last weekend, three groups traveled far and wide in search of elite-level performances that would earn them qualification for the NCAA preliminaries.
04/04/16 2:27am
Penn track and field was spread thin over three states for three prestigious meets this weekend as the Quakers begin the crescendo towards the Penn Relays and NCAA championships.
03/31/16 4:06am
It’s a common saying in the world of track and field: “One moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.” The track and field athletes competing this weekend may not be able to achieve a lifetime of glory just yet, but they can get close — qualification for the NCAA preliminaries.
03/22/16 4:47am
If all goes as planned for senior men’s track and field stars Thomas Awad and Sam Mattis, this June’s NCAA National Championships won’t mark the end of their respective 2016 seasons.
03/22/16 4:46am
Historically in athletics, men and women of respective professional sports do not train with or compete against each other.
03/22/16 4:46am
Five track and field freshmen to watch out for in 2016
03/22/16 4:46am
For the second consecutive weekend, Penn track and field will host a meet at Franklin Field, with Saturday’s Penn Challenge against Army, Manhattan, Rider, Villanova and Connecticut just days away. While there will be some similarities between the Penn Challenge and last weekend’s Philadelphia College Classic, sophomore Jeff Wiseman says there is a key difference in the level of competition. “The competition is a lot stronger,” he said.
03/17/16 4:41am
It’s springtime in Philadelphia and Penn track and field is gearing up for outdoor season. Three weeks removed from Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships, this Saturday’s Philadelphia College Classic will be the first official competition for many members of the team in a while.