PHILADELPHIA - For two straight weekends, the University of Pennsylvania men's and women's track and field teams competed at the historic Armory in New York City. With the Heptagonal Championships just a week away, the Quakers will stay closer to home and compete at Haverford's Keogh Invitational and the Princeton Invitaional.
The Keogh Invitational begins at noon on Saturday, while the Princeton Invitational starts at 10 a.m., on Sunday. A good portion of each team will rest this weekend in preparation for the Heptagonal Championships next Saturday and Sunday at Dartmouth.
Last week, the Quakers posted a plethora of top 10 finishes at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational on Friday and also competed at the prestigious Millrose Games. Thomas Awad posted the school's second-fastest 3,000 meters with a time of 8:04.34, while Clark Shurtleff and freshman Nick Tuck each raced into the men's school record book in the event, and Elyssa Gensib posted the third-best time in Penn women's history. Junior Lydia Ali posted three top-10 finishes for the women at the Armory, including the fifth-fastest 400 meters in school history.
A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of both meets.