PHILADELPHIA - After a strong set of performances in meets across the nation, the University of Pennsylvania men’s track and field team has moved up in the national rankings and clock in at No. 23 in the U. S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll, as announced on April 4th.
The Quakers improved four spots from their previous ranking of No. 27 with 80.41 points. The USTFCCCA weekly computer rankings are compiled by a mathematical formula based on national descending order lists and showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national team race.
Additionally, senior distance specialist Thomas Awad was chosen as the Heps Track Male Athlete of the Week following a strong showing at the Stanford Invitational. Awad posted his second fastest 5,000m time ever – 13:41.77 – to finish fourth in a competitive race. The mark is currently the fastest time in the NCAA this season.
The Quakers return to action this weekend in Charlottesville, Va. where they’ll compete in the Virginia Quad meet and Lou Onesty Invitational on April 7th and 8th.