PHILADELPHIA - Building off a record-setting weekend, the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams will head to Fairfax, Va., for the George Mason Invitational on Saturday.
The Quakers are coming off a strong weekend where school records fell on both coasts. JuniorThomas Awadbroke his own school mark in the 5,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational, and the women's sprint medley relay set the school standard at the Florida Relays, while several other Quakers altered the record books at the Sam Howell Invitational.
The Penn men, who were also aided by a first-place finish in Florida from junior Sam Mattis in the discus, were ranked No. 2 in the region and No. 49 in the nation this week in the first regular season rankings released by the USTFCCCA.
Last year at this meet,the women finished ninth among the 20 schools with 30 points. The men were third among 23 schoolswith 77 points. Kelsey Hayset a school record in the women's javelin, Awadwon the 1,500 meters with the second-fastest time in Penn history, andLydia Aliposted the second-fastest 100 meters in women's program history.
There are just two weeks remaining before the start of the world's oldest and largest relay carnival. Penn will host the Penn Relays for the 121st consecutive year, April 23-25. Tickets are available here.
A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the meet.