Track & Field Schedules Set for 2011-12 Seasons

Men's Schedule | Women's Schedule

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track teams have released their schedules for the 2011-2012 season, beginning with the women at the Bucknell Invite on Dec. 3 and the men at Villanova’s Holiday Meet in the only action before the new calendar year.

The Quakers kick off the heart of the 2011-12 season with a visit to New York on consecutive weekends for the Armory I Meet on Jan. 14 and the Great Dane Classic on Jan. 20. Both teams will then head to the Penn State National Invitational on Jan. 27 while some of the men’s roster will visit Annapolis for Navy’s Brown Invitational on Jan. 28.

The men and women then part ways, with the men competing in the Geigengack Invitational in New Haven, Conn, while the women return to New York for the New Balance Invite.

After two weeks away from competition, Penn will head to Ithaca, N.Y., for the Heptagonal Championships on Feb. 25-26. Afterwards, the ECAC and IC4A Championships will once again be held in Boston, Mass., and the indoor season concludes with the NCAA Championships in Boise, Idaho, March 9-11.

Outdoors, the Quakers begin in North Carolina for the Wake Forest Invitational before heading back north to face Philadelphia foes in the Big 5 Meet on Mar 24. Penn then hosts its first home meet of the season at Franklin Field for the Penn Invite Mar 31. After heading to Princeton for the Larry Ellis Invitational, the Quakers return home for the Penn Relays in the final weekend in April, and the Heptagonal Championships on May 5-6.

The following week, the women’s ECAC Championships and men’s IC4A Championships will be held in Princeton, N.J., before the NCAA Regional Championships in Greensboro, N.C., and Jacksonville, Fla. The season is completed with the NCAA Championships, June 6-9, in Des Moines, Iowa.

The two teams will return two All-Americans to this year’s squads. Sophomore Maalik Reynolds finished his freshman campaign as a first-team All-America after his seventh-place finish in the high jump at the NCAA Championships. For the women, Junior Leslie Kovach looks to build off her honorable mention All-America season in the 5,000 meters.