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PHILADELPHIA - Freshman Thomas Awad (5,000 meters) and junior Maalik Reynolds (high jump) will each compete to bring home a national title this weekend for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team. Reynolds will jump Friday and Awad will run Saturday in the finals of the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
The meet can be seen at either of the links above, on the Watch ESPN app or on ESPNU. Reynolds, a three-time All-American (twice outdoor), will begin competition at 6:20 p.m. EST on Friday. The start of his event can be seen on the Pac-12 Live Stream. The broadcast then switches at 7:30 p.m. to national television on ESPNU as well as ESPN3.com and the Watch ESPN app. ESPNU is scheduled to televise Awad's race - scheduled for 6:23 p.m. EST on Saturday - in its entirety.
Reynolds and Awad both advanced to the finals of the NCAA Championships with top-12 performances at the NCAA East Preliminary Round on May 25. Reynolds was one of four in his flight to pass 2.17 meters (7 feet, 1 1/2 inches) and Awad posted the third-fastest 5,000 meters in school history with a mark of 14:04.24 at North Carolina A&T's Irwin Belk Track.
The last Penn athlete to win a national championship was in 2003 when Sam Burley claimed the national title in the outdoor 800 meters and Brian Chaput did so with an Ivy League record in the javelin.
A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of Friday's events.