PHILADELPHIA - In their only meet of the month, the Univeristy of Pennsylvania indoor women's track and field team will head to Lewisburg, Pa., for the Bison Opener hosted by Bucknell University on Saturday at Gerhard Fieldhouse.
The first event for the Quakers on Saturday is the long jump at 9:30 a.m. The first running event, the 60-meter high hurdles, is set to take off at 11 a.m. The meet will then conclude with the 4x400 relay at 4:05 p.m. As is tradition with the annual December meet, the Quakers will be sending just a select few to the competition, which includes mostly underclassmen.
Penn will be one of 12 teams competing at the season-opening meet. Joining the Quakers and the host Bison, who are defending Patriot League champions, are Bloomsburg, Georgetown, Howard, Kutztown, Lock Haven, McDaniel, Shippensburg, St. Francis (Pa.), Susquehanna and UMBC.
The Quakers return 26 letterwinners from a team that finished fifth at the indoor Heptagonal championships a year ago. This includes All-Ivy and All-East honoree Anna Aagenes (800 meters) and three legs of the All-East distance medley relay team (Kimberly Shooshan, Rachel Villa and Laura Steel).
Following this season-opening event, the Quakers' indoor track and field season will kick into full gear in January. The first scheduled meet for the Red and Blue is Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Penn State Open in State College, Pa.
Results from the Bison Opener can be found at www.PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the day’s events.