Women's Track and Field Preps for Final Heps Tune-Up

Penn Indoor Performance Lists

PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania women's indoor track and field prepares to compete in the Armory Invitational at the historic Armory Track and Field Center Saturday night in New York City. This marks the second of three straight meets for the Quakers at the famed facility.

The meet is scheduled to take less than four hours to complete. It begins at 6 p.m. with the semifinals of the 60 meters. The first field event is the shot put which will also begin at 6 p.m. The meet is expected to conclude at 9:52 p.m., with the 4x400-meter relay.

Joining Penn at the invitational will be Army, Lehigh, Maryland, Wake Forest, St. John's, as well as Ivy counterparts Brown and Columbia, and Virginia.

Last week, the Red and Blue were also visiting the Armory as several Quakers made moves in the school record book at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. Freshman Gabrielle Piper ran the 60 meters in 7.79 to place ninth. That was a career-best effort and improved upon her fifth-place mark in the Penn record book, which had stood at 7.80. Charlotte Pope made the biggest moves in the record books. She had a collegiate-best toss of 15.98 meters in the weight throw. It placed her 20th in a field of 40, but also marked the fifth-best throw in Penn history.

Last year, Penn finished fifth at the Armory Duals. Penn's 4x400 relay team had its best time of the season in winning the event. The Quakers' team of Paige Madison, Jamie Massarelli, Renee McDougall and Kali Strother ran to a finish of 3:47.81, bettering Wake Forest by more than a second. The time improved upon Penn's ECAC qualifying mark and set the third-best time in Penn history.

Complete results from the Armory Invitational will be available on PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of Saturday's events.