PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania athletics programs are back in action this weekend, traveling to The Armory in New York City for the two-day Rutgers Open.
Friday – Saturday 3rd-4th February | 10:00 a.m
The Armory | New York, NY
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About the armory
The Armory has held a special place in New York City for over 100 years. Originally built to house local units of the state Volunteer Militia and later the National Guard, The Armory later became the center for the city’s track and field enthusiasts. The building was repurposed as a homeless shelter in the early 1980s, and for ten years its famous mark was lost behind black-painted windows and 1,800 beds. Today, with the help of private donations like yours, The Armory’s spirit has been restored as a place of competition, education and community.
Now recognized as one of the fastest tracks in the world, The Armory annually hosts over 100 track and field competitions, training for more than 220,000 athletes and 300,000 visitors, from elementary school youth to seniors. The Armory is home to over 57 high school and 13 professional American records enabling stories like Alan Webb’s sub-4-minute mile in 2001, the first-ever by a high schooler, surpassed by Drew Hunter in 2016’s The Armory.
Penn’s last break
The Quakers had a successful trip to Happy Valley this past weekend for the two-day Penn State National, highlighted by a new program record in the 3,000m Maeve Stiles. She finished second in that event with a time of 9:16.89, moving her to first place in the record book. She breaks the record set by Emily Logan in 2004, which she crossed in 9:21.57. Alija Garozzo set two more top 10 times this weekend, finishing sixth in program history with 8.61 in the 60m hurdles and tenth in program history with 55.76 in the 400m. Isabella Whittakeralso in the 400m, crossing the line at 54.87 and moving up to fourth place in the record book while Whittaker and Garozzo tied with him Moforehan Abinusawa And Jocelyn Niemiec in the 4x400m for a time of 3:39.48, the third best time in program history. At distance events Bronwyn Patterson moved up to third place in the record book with a time of 2:48.30 Olivia Morganti finished in the top 10 in the 3000m with a time of 9:38.76. On the infield, Tamara Grahovac placed second in the triple jump with 12.39 m (40-7.75), moving up to fifth place in program history.
Four different Quakers also set new accents in the program record book for the men. On Friday, Dimitri Nicholson Fourth in the 60m with a time of 6.83. During his semi-final race, he sped across the finish line in 6.80, a time good enough for second place in program history. Edwin Klanke finished 16th of 45 competitors on the mile with a time of 4:03.84, putting him 10th in the record book. Also on the track, the Quakers had two top 10 finishes in the 800m, as Dennis Gallagher finished eighth with a time of 1:50.01 Titus Bretzke followed him in 10th with a time of 1:50.35. Gallagher’s time puts him in fifth place in program history, and Bretzke joins him in sixth.