Men's and Women's Track and Field Hosts Penn Invite Saturday
PHILADELPHIA - Back at home for the second straight week, the University of Pennsylvania men's and women's outdoor track and field teams will play host to more than 20 schools at the Penn Invite Saturday inside Franklin Field.
The one-day meet has an early start for the field events. The women's hammer begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the men's hammer at 8:30 a.m. The running events start with the women's 5,000 meters at 11 a.m., and the men's steeplechase at 11:50 a.m. The 4x400-meter relays is scheduled to cap the day's events at 6:30 p.m.
Last week, in the home opener for the Quakers, freshman Maalik Reynolds set the school record in the men's high jump and the Penn men's track and field team posted seven other victories at the Big 5 Invite. On the women's side, junior Catherine Okoukoni won two events, junior Kristen Judge claimed the high jump and the Quakers swept the relays.
Last year at the Penn Invite, on a perfect Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, six Quakers were victorious for the women in their respective events as
was the 4x400 relay and the 4x100 relay, which won with the second-best
time in school history. In the 4x100, Renee
Onyeador and Leah
Brown combined to stop the clock at 46.50. It
was just two-hundreths off the school record set in 2005. On the men's side, Philip
Foreman and Luke
Grau each won their events as Oliver and Carey each posted national Top 10
A full recap and complete results of the Penn Invite can be found at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the meet.