PHILADELPHIA - Following a successful start to 2015, the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams will look to carry over their early season momentum to the Princeton Invitational in Jadwin Gym on Saturday.
Saturday's meet will begin with several field events. The women's long jump starts at 10 a.m., followed by the men's weight throw at 10:30 a.m., and the women's pole vault at 11 a.m. The track events begin at 11:45 a.m., with the women's distance medley relay. The meet is scheduled to concluded at 6:30 p.m.
Last week, in the first meet of 2015, the Quakers posted 11 victories at Lehigh's Angry Birds Invitational. JuniorSam Mattiswon the men's weight throw with the eighth-best toss in school history, while three other men, six women and the women's 4x400-meter relay each stood atop the podium as well.
In Penn's last visit to Jadwin Gym,then-senior Jake Brenza and Mattis combined for the second and third-best throws in school history. Mattis was fourth and finished with a top throw of 16.71 meters (54-10 ft.). That matched the second-best toss in school history before Brenza topped the mark. Both Quakers passed Ed Markowski, who held the school record for 10 years and was second to Bogdanovich for the past 33 years.
A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com following the conclusion of the meet.