PHILADELPHIA - For the second time this season, the University of Pennsylvania women's track and field team will travel to one of track and field's most historic venues. The Quakers will compete at College Night at the Armory with 15 other teams on Friday night, including three other Ivy schools.
The meet is slated to get underway at 7 p.m., with the 60 meters. The shot put, pole vault and long jump will begin at the same time to kick start the field events. Friday night's meet is then set to conclude at 10:30 p.m., with the 4x400-meter relay.
Penn was at the Armory in New York City two weeks ago and finished second as a team among 13 schools. Freshman Theresa Picciallo set the school record in the shot put at 14.11 meters (46 feet, 3 1/2 inches) to break a 15-year-old Penn record. In addition, the 4x800-meter relay team and freshman Elyssa Gensib also posted victories for the Quakers, and Nony Onyeador matched a personal best in the 60 meters.
Last Saturday, Penn finished as the runner-up at Lehigh with 170 points behind Monmouth's 175.5. Senior Davielle Brown moved into second-place all-time at Penn in the indoor pole vault, while senior Nony Onyeador won the 60 meters, Jenny Thompson was victorious in the triple jump and junior Kersie Jhabvala was tops in the 3,000 meters.
Just three meets into the season, the Quakers have already qualified four individuals in four different events for the ECAC Championships. Gabrielle Piper (60-meter hurdles), Annie Holland (high jump), Brown and Picciallo have reached the qualifying marks.
A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the meet.