PHILADELPHIA - For the final meet prior to the start of Penn Relays, the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams will head to Princeton, N.J., for the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
The meet begins at 2 p.m., with several field events on Friday. The distance events will fill the first night, capped by the women's 10,000 meters which is set to start at 10:35 p.m. The final day of competition starts at noon with the 4x100-meter relays and concludes with the 4x400-meter relays at 5:10 p.m.
Last week, the Quakersput together several impressive performances, including freshmanCandace Taylor's victory at the George Mason Invitational. She won the 400 meters with the fifth-fastest time in school history (55.00). In addition, sophomoreBilly Bishopcracked the school's all-time top 10 with the eighth-best shot put in Penn history -- a toss that measured 16.44 meters (53 feet, 11 1/4 inches).
Last year at the Larry Ellis Invitational, Sam Mattisbroke his school record in the discus for the third time, and several more Quakers moved among the nation's best and etched their names in the school record books for the Quakers. A full recap of that meet is here.
Penn will host the Penn Relays for the 121st consecutive year, April 23-25. Tickets are availablehere.
A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the meet.
Download: LE Final Schedule 2015.pdf