Women's Track and Field to Compete at New Balance Invitational

Meet Information

Updated Indoor Record Book

Penn Indoor Performance Lists

PHILADELPHIA - After a competing at the Penn State National Open last weekend, the University of Pennsylvania women's indoor track and field team will travel to New York City to participate in the New Balance Invitational. The Quakers will compete with a host of other teams at The Armory, one of the most prestigious track and field facilities in America.

There will be two long days of track and field as the action begins at 11 a.m. on Friday with the 3,000 meters and continues until the 4x800-meter relays which are set to begin at 8:30 p.m. Saturday begins with sections of the 5,000 at 8:55 a.m., with the first field event, the weight throw, beginning at 9:15 a.m. The meet is scheduled to conclude with the 4x400-meter relay at 5:43 p.m. For a full schedule, click here.

Teams at the meet this week include seven of the top 20 teams in the nation - No. 1 Florida, No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 4 Texas Tech, No. 11 Arkansas, No. 15 Texas, No. 16 Ohio State, and No. 18 BYU, among a host of others.

Last weekend, three more ECAC marks highlighted the Penn State National Invitational for the Quakers at one of the toughest meets in nation that weekend. Leslie Kovach, Davielle Brown and the 4x800-meter relay team all qualified for the postseason meet. Kovach was the runner up in the 5,000 meters. As the only two runners competing for the event title down the stretch - they were 30 seconds better than the rest of the field - Kovach was just five seconds off the pace of Connecticut freshman Lauren Sara. Kovach finished in 16:55.94 to place second among the 23 competitors.

Last season at this meet, then-freshman Charlotte Pope improved upon her seventh-best weight throw in school history. Pope bested her throw with a toss of 15.62 meters (51 feet, 3 inches) and moved out of a tie and into sole possession of the seventh place position in the school record book.

Complete results from the New Balance Inviational will be available on PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of Saturday's events.