Track & Field

03/17/16 1:04am
After breaking the Penn and Ivy League records for the mile back in February senior distance runner Thomas Awad finished in third place at the NCAA indoor track and field championships on Saturday afternoon in Birmingham Alabama. With a time of 4:06.97, Awad became just the fifth Penn athlete to earn All-American status during the indoor season. While he finished nearly ten seconds slower than his record setting 3:57.03 time from the Millrose games, Awad, in just his first trip to the NCAA indoor championships, was able to lock down a spot in the podium. Out of the gates Awad was not in the front of the pack.
03/01/16 3:25am
Penn track and field traveled to Cornell over the weekend to compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, with the men’s and women’s teams placing fourth and seventh, respectively.
02/22/16 7:14am
Records are made to be broken — and for Penn men's track, another record fell on Saturday. At the Millrose Games, distance runner Tom Awad continued his torrid pace — literally — as he set a new Ivy League record for the mile time.
02/15/16 5:35am
This past Friday at Staten Island was one for the books for Penn track and field. Returning for the second time this month to the Ocean Breeze Complex in New York, the Red and Blue broke records and brought the heat to the highly competitive Fastrack National Invite.
02/11/16 6:22am
For Penn track and field, the importance of Friday’s Fastrack National Invite is crucial.
11/09/15 3:42am
Same, same but different. The typical American collegiate experience is four years. While some deviate from that path and finish early or late, a majority of students at Penn find themselves on a similar track.
10/23/15 4:59am
Ashley Montgomery is making it look easy for Penn cross country.
07/30/15 8:30am
Competition may be over for rising senior Sam Mattis, but that hasn’t stopped the awards from continuing to roll in for him. With the dog days of summer approaching, the star discus thrower has been named male Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year by the U.S.
06/04/15 8:00am
The majority of Penn’s undergraduate population is off campus for the summer, resting up after a long and arduous school year.
04/22/15 4:20am
The 2014 Penn Relays had everything you could ask for: dramatic finishes, record setting performances and a number of impressive victories by the hosts.
04/22/15 4:19am
Towards the end of spring break, the basketball teams -- and respective fan bases -- from Harvard and Yale gathered at the Palestra for the Ivy League's one game playoff.
04/22/15 4:17am
Track is a unique sport in that months of training all boil down to one race on one day that is over in a matter of minutes. The story is no different for Penn’s women’s 4x800-meter relay, as just nine minutesseparate four runners from glory. For the first time in nearly a decade, Penn will be represented in the championship heat for the 4x800m relay with a squad of junior Taylor Hennig, freshman Candace Taylor, and sophomores Ashley Montgomery and Carey Celata.
04/09/15 7:02am
One week after splitting up to opposite coasts for the Florida Relays, Sam Howell Invitational and Stanford Invitational, the Red and Blue will be competing as one unit at this weekend’s George Mason Invitational in Fairfax, Va., albeit without a number of key contributors.
04/02/15 3:55am
Penn track and field may be known for traveling distances quickly on the track, but this weekend, the program will take its traveling abilities to the extreme. In the course of only a few days, the Quakers will send athletes to compete in Florida, California and Princeton in what should will serve as their biggest competitive test to date of the still-young season.
03/26/15 5:06am
The former track athlete Timothy Hamlett went missing on Dec. 26 and was last seen near the George Washington Bridge.
03/19/15 4:41am
The first week since Spring Break has seen the Sun break through its winter haze, lighting up Penn’s campus with a newfound radiance.
03/03/15 4:18am
As a bookish, unathletic high school freshman, Elton Cochran-Fikes shuddered at the idea of anything having to do with sports. Little did he know that, less than a decade later, he would become the first Ivy League athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes.
02/05/15 5:38am
After a monumental performance at the Armory Invitational this past weekend, the Quakers are yearning to continue their campaign at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup in State College.
02/03/15 6:21am
In his first competitive action since earning All-American honors at cross country Nationals, star junior runner Thomas Awad headlined the efforts of Penn track and field at the New York Armory Invitational over the weekend.
01/29/15 5:22am
Franklin Field may have met its match. “We sort of pride ourselves with Franklin Field for having one of the premiere facilities on the East Coast,” coach Steve Dolan said.