CAMBRIDGE, England - Several victories from the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams propelled the men's and women's Americans to victory over Oxford/Cambridge in the Transatlantic Series on Sunday in Cambridge, England.
A bienniel tradition that dates back more than half a century joins Ivy rivals Penn and Cornell in a meet against the storied English universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The men won the 2014 edition, 123-76, while the American women remained unbeaten all-time in the series with a 128-70 victory.
Senior Mason Smith won the men's 100 meters and 200 meters for the Penn/Cornell team. He finished well ahead of the pack in the 100 with a finish of 10.83 and won by six-hundreths in the 200 meters at 21.73.
On the women's side, Lydia Ali won the 100 meters with a meet-record time of 12.10. Ali also helped the Americans to victory in the 4x100-meter relay as Penn and Cornell also combined to win all four relays.
In the men's field events, Karl Ingram won the javelin with a toss of 54.01 meters, while Jake Brenza was tops in the shot put with a toss of 16.57 meters. While on the women's side, the Quakers posted five victories. Amaris Kobolak won the long jump at 5.57 meters and Noel Jancewicz was first in the high jump at 1.67 meters. Nailah Hill was the runaway winner in the discus at 43.15 meters, Kelsey Hay capped the year with another win in the javelin (43.30 meters) and Serena Graf stood atop the podium with a toss of 12.26 meters in the shot put.
The school's alternate as hosts and Penn will host the next edition of the Transatlantic Series with Cornell and Oxford/Cambridge at historic Franklin Field.