Origins of the New Black Elite
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On Saturday at the Hurricane Invitational, Penn track and fielders took the top spot in the women’s 100m, women’s 4x100m, men’s 4x400m, and the pole vault.
First-year sprinter Moforehan Abinusawa won the 60m and second-year distance runner Bronwyn Patterson was victorious in the 800m.
Quaker athletes were victorious across the winter sports spectrum, kicked off by the men’s tennis team’s triumph over Navy on Friday.
Penn took the top spot in the 60m hurdles (men’s and women’s), 500m, 4x400 relay, high jump, and pole vault.
Alanna Shanahan, director of Penn Athletics, is hosting a series of interviews with alumnae in support of “Power the Next 100,” a new fundraising initiative focused on women’s varsity athletics.
“Power the Next 100” will serve as the catalyst to help Penn Athletics fulfill its commitment to holistically developing its women student-athletes over the next 100 years.
Anthony Erz began his career at Penn in 2015 as an assistant athletic trainer and previously worked as head athletic trainer for the football and men’s lacrosse teams.
Out of more than 350 Division I institutions, Penn finished 60th, which ties the University’s best ranking in the history of the Directors’ Cup.
The May graduate discusses her track career, what she enjoys about racing, her favorite event, the rhythm involved in hurdling, her advice for underclassmen, and her plans for the future.
The 2022 graduate, who recently won the NCAA national championship in the javelin throw, has been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Dolan will retain his role in his 10th year as Penn’s director of track and field and cross country. He succeeds Dave Johnson, who announced his retirement in September 2020 after 26 years as carnival director.
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