Updated Indoor Record Book
Penn Indoor Performance Lists
PHILADELPHIA -This weekend, the University of Pennsylvania indoor women's track and field team will travel across the Keystone State to State College, Pa., to compete in the Penn State National Open on Friday and Saturday.
One of the toughest meets in the nation this weekend, the Quakers are one of approximately 50 teams in the field, which includes Tennessee, Georgetown, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Central Florida, Ohio State and West Virginia.
The event begins on Friday at 4:45 p.m. with the mile and continues through the 60 meters at 9:25 p.m. The meet resumes Saturday with the 400 meters at 11 a.m., and concludes at 5:50 p.m. with the 4x400-meter relay.
Last week, behind several impressive performances and freshman Christine Cohick's first collegiate victory, the Penn placed third in the Great Dane Classic at The Armory. There were 18 teams that scored at the meet and the Quakers finished with 74.50 points. Cohick's winning time of 17:42.24 was followed closely by freshman Kersie Jhabvala's second-place effort of 17:45.04. Freshman Brooke Hamscher had the third-best pole vault in school history. She passed the bar at 3.60 meters (11 feet, 9 3/4 inches) to place second. Sophomore Leslie Kovach broke the five-minute mark in the mile for the first time in her career.
Last year, the Quakers claimed victory in the pole vault, and saw three more individuals and two relay teams reach the ECAC's at the Penn State National. In the 400 meters, Kali Strother put together one of the best efforts in program history. She qualified for the ECAC Championships with her finish of 56.92, placing her sixth in the event and fourth all-time at Penn. Senior Yelizaveta Lozovatskaya won the pole vault with freshman Davielle Brown finished third in the event.
Complete results from the Penn State National will be available on PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of Saturday’s events.