PHILADELPHIA CREAM – The University of Pennsylvania track and field teams hosted the Big 5 meet on Saturday afternoon, taking victories in most events while Victoria Agyin scored a top five in program history.
Agyin had a great day in the long jump, clearing a distance of 5.90m to not only win the event but also place fifth in program history.
She was joined by many other Quakers with top marks for the competition.
On the women’s side, Penn has collected 10 event wins. On the track, Shevel Higgs started things off with a great finish in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.95. Isabelle Whittaker posted two fastest times, winning the 200m (24.57) and 400m (55.27). The 400m hurdles allowed the Quakers to score the first four places, led by Skyla Wilson with a time of 1:00.73. In distance events, Zoe Shetty led the field for much of the 1,500m race, clocking a record time of 4:36.36. The track events were crowned by the 4x400m relay with Penn clocking 3:52.64 for first place.
On the inner court, Addie Renner and Claire Moreau took the first two places in the high jump with clearances of 1.70 m. Renner got it on his first attempt, earning him the win. In the pole vault, Abby Norwillo took the win with a new personal best of 3.81m keeping her eighth in program history.
At throws, Mayyi Mahama scored a victory in the hammer throw with a distance of 62.56 m.
On the men’s side, the Quakers have won 12 times. On the track, Emerson Douds led a group of four Quakers to the top four finishes in the 100m with a time of 10.74. In the hedges, Enoch Cheung won the 110 hurdles (14.85), while Antaurs Jackson did the same in the 400m hurdles with a time of 55.07. In the 800m, Penn took the top eight spots in the race led by Titus Bretzke (1:51.05) and Tim Dolan (1:51.95). Jared Cooper beat four Quakers for the top four spots in the 1,500m, clocking 3:54.47 for the victory. The track portion ended with a victory for Penn in the 4×400, crossing the line at 3:19.18.
On the inner court, Jack Meigel won the high jump with a score of 1.94m. In the pole vault, the Quakers took the top two spots led by Benedikt Sachta with a clearance of 4.91m.
In throwing, Penn had several more wins. Cameron Landis (17.07m) and Olatide Abinusawa (16.07m) took the top two spots in the shot put, while Landis also notched a victory in the discus with a throw of 50.61m. in the javelin, Michel Hermes won a victory with a distance of 44.92 m, and Scott Dochat did the same in the hammer throw with a throw of 53.77m.
The Quakers will split their team next weekend. Part of the team will travel to Knoxville for the Tennessee Relays, starting Friday, while the rest will travel to Virginia for the George Mason Spring Invitational on Saturday.