PHILADELPHIA - In addition to the Lafayette/Rider Invitational on Friday, the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams will send representatives to the prestigious Millrose Games on Saturday at the historic Armory.
On Friday night, the Lafayette/Rider Invite is set to begin at 5 p.m. with the women's weight throw and pole vault, while the track events start at 5:30 p.m., with the 60-meter hurdles. The meet is set to conclude with the 4x400-meter relays at 9:40 p.m. Back at the Armory on Saturday, the Quakers are scheduled to send senior All-American Maalik Reynolds to compete in the high jump as well as a 4x800-meter relay team. The Millrose Games can be seen on national television from 3-5 p.m. on NBC Sports and online at USATF.TV from 5-7 p.m.
Last week, Reynolds broke his own record in the indoor high jump to highlight a record-breaking weekend for Penn as 12 Quakers climbed the school record books at Penn State's annual Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup. Reynolds recorded the third-highest jump in the nation this year when he surpassed 2.24 meters (7 feet, 4 1/4 inches).
Last year at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, Gabrielle Piper was tops in the women's 60-meter hurdles with her time of 8.77. Mason Smith posted a win in the 60 meters at 7.07. Tom Timmins bettered a field of 20 in the 400 meters with a winning time of 49.28, and Thomas Pitt cleared 1.99 meters (6 feet, 6 1/4 inches) to win the high jump.
A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of each day's events.