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Double champs

The men’s lacrosse team defeated Yale in the Ivy League Tournament final on Sunday, marking the first time the Quakers have won the conference regular season and tourney championships.

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125 years of Franklin Field

The historic stadium, home to the University of Pennsylvania Quakers and the Penn Relays, is celebrating its quasquicentennial. It is the oldest college stadium in the country.

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Pitch perfect

Junior pitcher Jennifer Brann of the softball team threw a seven-inning perfect game on Sunday against Brown.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Olympic champion Greg Bell returned to Penn Relays with plenty of memories

88-year-old Greg Bell was one of the top athletes of his era. Competing for Indiana, he broke a Penn Relays record and captured four individual titles—three in his specialty, the long jump—from 1956 through 1958. Returning to Franklin Field in 2019, he carried his Olympic gold medal from the 1956 Melbourne Games, which he won seven months after his first Relay record. 

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Usain Bolt remembers his historic 2010 Penn Relays performance: ‘There was a great atmosphere’

No matter where his life and his pursuits take him, the Jamaican icon always will remember his performances at the Penn Relays and what the carnival has done to help young Jamaican athletes get noticed by U.S. colleges.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Forty years after his memorable race, Renaldo Nehemiah to return to Penn Relays

It has been 40 years since Renaldo Nehemiah created one of the most indelible memories in the history of the Penn Relays with his history-making 44.3-second anchor leg for Maryland.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn’s female rowers have a new teammate. She’s 10.

With the help of Penn’s women’s rowing team, the sport is bringing Keira McGrenehan joy and relief as she manages ulcerative colitis through a national program called Team IMPACT, which connects kids with serious and chronic illnesses to college athletic teams.

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ESPN

The Ivy's last stand: Penn's 1979 Final Four run marked end of an era

An Ivy League team in the Final Four? Yep. Coach Bob Weinhauer’s basketball team didn’t seem to belong— the Quakers came from a bookworm conference that didn’t, and still technically doesn’t, allow athletic scholarships. Somehow, they found a way to accomplish a ludicrous goal and advance to the Final Four. It’s a feat no Ivy team has accomplished since.

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