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Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania
Women's Track and Field Travels to Larry Ellis Invitational
Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania  
Release:  04/21/2011

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PHILADELPHIA – After a two week hiatus, the University of Pennsylvania women’s track and field returns to action this Friday and Saturday as they travel to Princeton's Weaver Stadium for the Larry Ellis Invitational. This will be the Quakers’ final meet before the 117th running of the Penn Relays beginning Thursday, April 28th.

The two-day event begins at 3 p.m. Friday, where the hammer starts the field events. The first track event is the steeplechase at 6 p.m. The events continue Saturday, when the shot put begins the day’s field events at noon. The first track event of day two is the 4x100-meter relay, which starts at noon. The day’s events will conclude at 6 p.m. with the 4x400 relay.

Two weeks ago, at the Penn-Yale-Princeton tri-meet, the Quakers finished as the runner-up to Princeton. Gabrielle Piper won the 100-meter hurdles, followed by a win from senior captain Kali Strother in the 400 meters. Junior Leah Brown had three victories at the P-Y-P, while Morgan Wheeler and Kristen Judge were the top two finishers in the high jump.

Last year at this time, Penn competed in a rare dual meet with Cornell. Then-senior Jamie Massarelli won the 800 meters with a 2:09.25, the fifth-fastest time in Penn history. Leslie Kovach won the 5,000 meters as the only athlete to break 17 minutes, while Kristen Judge and Kathryn Gevitz won the high jump and long jump, respectively. In the end, however Cornell defeated the Quakers, 111.50-50.50.

A full recap and complete results of the Larry Ellis Invitational can be found at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the meet. Some tickets are still available here for the 117th running of the Penn Relays, the world's oldest and largest relay carnival, April 28-30.



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