PHILADELPHIA - After a record-setting weekend in North Carolina, the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams return closer to home to compete in Princeton's Sam Howell Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
The meet starts on Friday at 2 p.m., with the men's hammer and the women's discus. The track events start at 6 p.m. with the steeplechase. Day one will finish with the men's and women's 10,000 meters which begin at 8:50 p.m. Saturday's events begin at noon with the 4x100-meter relays and conclude with the 4x400-meter relays at 5:25 p.m.
Last week, sophomore Thomas Awad broke a 36-year-old school record in the 5,000 meters to highlight Penn's trip to the Raleigh Relays (full race here). It was an impressive meet overall for the Quakers as senior Kersie Jhabvala became the second woman in school history to break the 36-minute mark in the 10,000 meters, freshman Cleo Whiting won her section of the 5,000 meters with the seventh-best time in school history and sophomore Serena Graf improved upon her second-place standing in the all-time school rankings.
Last year at this time, the Quakers were in Ithaca for the biennial matchup with Oxford and Cambridge. The traditional transatlantic dual combines Penn with Cornell to take on the British duo. Last year, the American Universities swept the men's and women's titles as the women remained unbeaten in the transatlantic series with wins in 15 of the 19 events. This summer, the two U.S. school are scheduled to make a return visit to England to continue the traditional series.
A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the meet.
In addition, tickets are now on sale for the 120th edition of the Penn Relays -- the world's oldest and largest relay carnival. Get your tickets here.