Track & Field Ready for Heps Tune-up

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PHILADELPHIA - Just one more meet remains before the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams head to Boston for the 2015 Heptagonal Indoor Championships. On Saturday, the Quakers will head to meets at Haverford and Princeton for their final tune-up.

Last week, the Quakers found success all throughout the Northeast.JuniorThomas Awadset another school record at the prestigious Millrose Games in New York City, the women won the meet at Monmouth, and a few Quakers posted all-time top 10 times in Boston. Awad broke a record that had stood for more than four decades for the second time in three weeks. This effort was in the 3,000 meters where he broke the school standard at 7:54.81.At Boston University's Valentine Invitational, seniorTom Timminsposted the sixth-best 400 meters in men's program history, freshmanJeff Wisemanfinished with the seventh-best 800 meters in Penn men's history, and sophomoreCarey Celataadded the fourth-best time in women's program history in the 800 meters.

In this tune-up last season,the Quakers claimed the top two spots in the women's 400 meters at Haverford, and posted two more victories in the field.

Next weekend, the eight Ivy League schools converge on Harvard's campus for the 2015 Heptagonal Indoor Championships, Feb. 28-March 1.