Penn Concludes Weekend at Lou Onesty Invite

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Pennsylvania track and field teams returned for their second day of action in Charlottesville, Va. to participate in the Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Invitational on Saturday.

On the women’s side, the Quakers claimed first and second place in the 1,500 meters when Abby Hong and Elyssa Gensib recorded a 1-2 finish in the 26-woman field. Hong punched a time of 4:39.67 while Gensib was less than a second behind in 4:40.04. Kylene Cochrane, Olivia Ryan, Isabel Griffith, Carole Harsch and Shannon McCarthy all finished in the top-15 of the event in a Quaker-packed field.

The middle distance runners were also represented well in the 800 meters and were led by sophomore Gina Alm’s 6th place finish in 2:19.52. Madison Connelly, Marin Warner, Kristen Tilley and Karli Visconto also competed in the event to all place in the top-20.

Rounding out the running events was Meghan Barnes in the 100 meter hurdles and the 4x100 relay team of Allysha Davis, Imani Solan, Barbara Biney and Taylor McCorkle. Barnes posted a 10th place finish in 14.82 while the relay team collected bronze with a time of 48.00 to finish behind Buffalo and James Madison.

Cora Butler represented the Red and Blue in the jumps and recorded a mark of 10.85 meters. Rounding out the field events were Rachel Wilson and Bianca Donadio in the hammer throw with tosses of 43.72 and 38.70 meters, respectively.

The Quaker men also performed well on Lannigan Field and were led by second place performances from Billy Bishop (15.29m) and Noah Kennedy-White (53.55m) in the shot put and discus. Will Cioffi was also in action and placed 10th in the discus with a mark of 37.42 meters.

William Duchow doubled in the 100 and 200 meter events to represent the Red and Blue in the sprints while the middle distance harriers of Jack Huemmler, Kirk Webb, Keaton Naff and Robert Klopf placed 5th, 7th, 8th and 18th in the 800 meters to conclude racing for the day.

Also in competition over the weekend was sophomore Christopher Luciano at the Sam Howell Invitational hosted by Princeton University. Luciano posted a first place finish in the 10,000 and crossed the line in 30:06.43 to record the sixth-best time in the Ivy League this season in the discipline.

The Quakers return to action next Saturday for the Widener Invitational held in Chester, Pa.


Download: Lou Onesty Results.pdf