Penn Women's Performance Lists
PHILADELPHIA - When the University of Pennsylvania women’s track and field team returns to Franklin Field this week for their third home meet of the season, they will do so in front of packed crowds at the world’s largest annual track meet. Thursday morning marks the beginning of the 115th running of the Penn Relays.
The historic event, which will feature over 1,300 different high school, college and professional teams from both across the country and outside of it, will begin on Thursday for the women’s team. Saturday, the final day of competition, will be broadcast from 4-6 p.m. on ESPN2. Penn has Paige Madison scheduled to run in the 400-meter hurdles and two relay teams on the track Thursday. Kristen Judge, Liza Lozovatskaya and Amy Donovan will compete in their respective field events with Kathryn Gevitz and Whitney Tagliavini in the long jump. On Friday, scheduled to compete for the Quakers are four more relay teams. Gevitz will join Camille Richard and Catherine Okoukoni in the triple jump. During the final day, Penn has representation in a few relays depending on results from the preliminaries in previous days.
Last season at the Relays, the Quakers had a tremendous showing. The distance medley relay team broke the Ivy League record with a finish of 11:08.83 and the 3,200-meter relay team finished fifth with a time of 8:43.68 in the Championship of America final.
This season, the Red and Blue have 10 individuals and three relay teams that have reached the IC4A qualifying mark. Junior Anna Aagenes and senior Leah Brogan have each clinched spots in the Regional Championships. Last week, Penn and Cornell remained as the only Ivy pair to remain unbeaten in the transatlantic dual with Oxford and Cambridge.
For more information on the Penn Relays, please visit www.ThePennRelays.com, where you can find live updates, blogs and results.
Also, updates and results on the progress of the Penn women’s track and field team throughout the Relays can be found at www.PennAthletics.com.