Women's Track & Field Splits Between Navy, Penn State

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PHILADELPHIA - This weekend, the University of Pennsylvania women's indoor track and field team will split between the Wesley A. Brown Invitational at Navy and the Penn State National meet in State College, Pa.

This Friday, the Quakers will compete in the Penn State National. The multi's begin at noon on Day One. The field events begin the meet with weight throw and long jump at 5:45 pm. The first track event for the Quakers is the distance medley relay at 5:45 pm as well. Friday concludes with the 60-meter championships at 9:30 pm.

Saturday the Quakers are right back in action, this time beginning with the 400 meters at 10 a.m. The first field event is an hour later as the women’s high jump begins at 11 a.m. Relays will round out the meet, with the 4x400 relay at 6:10 pm. For the Quakers inside Navy's Wesley A. Brown Field House on Saturday, the meet starts at 11 a.m. and is set to conclude at 2:30 p.m. with the distance medley relay.

Last week, the Quakers again traveled to the Armory for the Great Dane Classic. Senior Renee McDougall posted the third fastest 400 meters in school history (56.31) as Penn posted a top 10 team finish in a field of 25 schools. Individually, three Quakers reached or improved their ECAC qualifying marks. Junior Jillian Hart moved into a tie for third in the school record book with a 3.60 meter jump, sophomore Gabrielle Piper reached the finals of the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.75, and senior Victoria Strickland came in second in the 800 meters.

Last year at Penn State, three members of the Red and Blue reached ECAC marks. 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 and Brown was also the runner-up in the pole vault. She finished in a tie for first, but lost the tie-breaker to the only other competitor to surpass the bar at that level. The 4x800-meter relay team was fourth in their ECAC qualifying effort. Veronica Salcido, Kim Condino, Adriane McCray and Stephanie Green ran to a finish of 9:12.05, which topped prominent relay teams of Tennessee and West Virginia.

A full recap of the meet will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the completion of each meet.

Download: Indoor and Outdoor Records.pdf