New Balance Invite Awaits Women's Track & Field

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Performance List | Updated Indoor Record Book

PHILADELPHIA - At the historic Armory Track & Field Center this weekend, the University of Pennsylvania women's indoor track and field team is prepared for the traditionally competitive New Balance Invitational Friday and Saturday in New York City.

The meet starts at 10:25 a.m. on Friday with the 3,000 meters and continues into Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m., with the 4x800-meter relay. The field events start at 10:30 a.m. on Friday with the long jump and at 9:15 a.m. Saturday with the weight throw. The meet concludes on Saturday at 5:45 p.m., with the women’s 4x400-meter relay.

Penn is coming off a split weekend at the Penn State National meet and Navy’s Wesley A. Brown Invitational. Senior Victoria Strickland had a breakout day at Penn State, which started with her winning effort in the 500 meters. She claimed victory and qualified for ECAC's in the event with the third-best time in school history. She also moved to third-place all-time at Penn with the 4x400 meter relay along with teammates Paige Madison, Lydia Ali and Renee McDougall. Senior Kristen Judge had the best jump of her career to finish in a tie for seventh in the high jump. It also placed her in a tie for sixth all-time at Penn. Christine Cohick in the 5,000, Jillian Hart in the pole vault and the 4x800-meter relay all recorded season-best and ECAC mark performances.

Last season at this meet, then-freshman Gabrielle Piper ran the 60 meters in 7.79 to place ninth. Then-sophomore Leslie Kovach was ninth in the 3,000 meters. Kristen Judge finished in a tie for first in the high jump with two other jumpers and placed second after the tiebreakers were calculated.

Complete results from the New Balance Inviational will be available on PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of Saturday’s events.

Download: Indoor and Outdoor Records.pdf