PHILADELPHIA On Saturday afternoon, the University of Pennsylvania men’s track and field team will pair with Cornell in hosting British universities Oxford and Cambridge at Franklin Field. The usual Ivy League opponents will team up for the day to compete with their across-the-pond adversaries.
The meet begins at 9 a.m. with the men’s and women’s hammer throw. The running events will start at 10:30 a.m. with the 1,500 meters. The final field event, the triple jump, is scheduled to begin at noon, while the meet is set to conclude after the men's 1,600-meter relay at 1:35 p.m.
The scoring for the meet will follow traditional British guidelines. Each event title will be worth one point out of a total of 19 points that can be accumulated.
The Oxford-Cambridge team will arrive in Philadelphia after a stay in New Haven that included a meet against the Yale and Harvard track and field teams. Penn’s meet with the schools will be the second of four events against Ivy League challengers for the British squads this year. The four meets - which take place every two years - make up the oldest continuing international amateur athletic event in the world.
Penn’s men, meanwhile, are coming off a successful meet at Princeton in which five players qualified for the IC4A’s in addition to John Carelli’s regional qualifying mark in the triple jump. The team took first place in the 1,500 meters, 100 meters, 200 meters, and 1,600-meter relay in addition to Carelli's win in the triple jump.
Some members of the Red and Blue will compete at the Larry Ellis Invitational this weekend in Princeton, N.J.
All results of the transatlantic dual will be posted after the conclusion of the meet on PennAthletics.com.
Download: Men's Track Outdoor Performance.pdf