PHILADELPHIA - There are a few destinations for the University of Pennsylvania men's and women's track and field teams this weekend. The majority of both squads will head to the Monmouth Invitational, while some Quakers will make their way to Boston University's Valentine Invitational, and junior Thomas Awad will run at the prestigious Millrose Games inside the historic Armory in New York City.
For those heading to West Long Branch, N.J., for the Monmouth Invitational, Saturday's meet will begin at 9 a.m. A few other Quakers will split two days in Boston as several middle distance runners will compete Friday and Saturday. Awad will run in the men's 3,000 meters on Saturday at 5:17 p.m., and can be seen live on USATF.tv.
Last week, three all-time top 10 performances and an individual champion highlighted the Sykes and Sabock Challenge Cup for the Quakers.FreshmanCandace Taylorbecame just the second woman in school history to break 56 seconds in the indoor 400 meters with a finish of 55.99.FreshmanTaylor Hojnackirecorded the fifth-best toss in Penn history at 13.70 meters (44-11.50 ft.) in the shot put. Another freshman boasted Penn's lone individual victory asGina Almoutraced several Ivy counterparts to win the 800 meters (2:12.57). Meanwhile, juniorSam Mattisonce again improved upon his personal best in the weight throw. His best toss of the day measured 18.31 meters (60 feet, 1 inch) and placed him fourth at the meet and fifth all-time at Penn.
A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com following the conclusion of the weekend's events.