Track & Field Hosts Outdoor Opener on Saturday

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PHILADELPHIA - For the third straight season, the University of Pennsylvania men's and women's track and field teams will open the outdoor season by hosting the Philadelphia College Classic at historic Franklin Field.

The field events start at 2 p.m., at the Moon Throwing Complex, while the track events begin at 3 p.m., inside Franklin Field. The season-opening meet is set to conclude with the 4x400-meter relays at 6:30 p.m.

This is the third annual Philadelphia College Classic at historic Franklin Field. It has become Penn'straditional outdoor opener and has expanded in its short history. In addition to all the Big 5 schools, several other local colleges will be compete at the meet for the second straight year.Last year,the Quakers set two school records in the men’s and women’s discuss with throws fromSam MattisandNailah Hill. In addition, Penntook first in several other events including the women's shot put, hammer, triple jump and javelin. The Quakers were equally as successful on the track with wins in the men's 200 meters, women's 400 meters, and a men's and women's sweep in the 3,000 meters.

This will be one of three home meets of the year at one of track and field's most renown facilities. The Quakers will serve as host of the world's oldest and largest relay carnival for the 121st consecutive year as well as the 2015 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships. The 121st edition of the Penn Relays is set for April 23-25, while Heps are set for May 9-10.

A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the meet.

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Download: 2015 Philadelphia College Classic.pdf