EUGENE, Ore. - Four members of the University of Pennsylvania track & field teams combined to compete at the USA and USA Junior Championships at Hayward Field over the weekend. Their performances capped a very successful outdoor season for the Quakers.
National champion Sam Mattis finished eighth in the men's discus among the top 18 competitors the nation had to offer. His best toss measured 60.82 meters (199 feet, 6 inches).
Rising senior and six-time heptagonal champion Thomas Awad finished 20th in the men's 5,000 meters with a time of 14:50.58. Also on the track, rising sophomore Kylene Cochrane finished 11th in the women's 1,500 meters and Ross Wilson was ninth in the men's steeplechase at the Junior Championships. On a hot day in Oregon, Cochrane stopped the clock at 4:35.59, and Wilson finished in 9:55.22 to post his top-10 finish.
Penn concludes a succesful outdoor season that includeda national champion, four All-Americans, five Heps champions, nine All-Ivy honors, a school record 16 NCAA qualifiers and some of the best team finishes of the past decade.
Up next for the Quakers is cross country season. A complete schedule will be announced later this summer.