Track Finals Filled With Personal Bests

Racing against the big names of the East like Rutgers and University of Connecticut, the Red didn’t place in the top three for either conference final — but they made up for it in the way of multiple personal bests throughout the weekend.

Red-Quaker Team Downs Brits

Over the weekend, the track team teamed up with Penn’s track and field team at Franklin Field in Philadelphia for an international win. The Red represented the red, white and blue, as well as individually: both the men’s and women’s squads scored enough points to win the event on their own.
The biennial event was scored following traditional British scoring, with event winners notching one point for their team.
Of the 16 points scored by the American tag-team in the 16-3 win, 10 were scored by the Red.
Sophomore Adrienne Dannemiller won the 3000-m steeplechase in 9:02.40. The steeplechase is an international event that appears during the Olympics. The event includes 28 hurdle jumps and seven water jumps, which are 3.94 meters long.

Red Will Team With Penn To Battle U.K. Track Teams

Both the men’s and women’s track teams have been sleeping with the enemy this past week, metaphorically speaking. Cornell has been hosting the Oxford and Cambridge squads since Tuesday as they get set to compete in the traditional biennial Cornell-Penn vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet this weekend in Philadelphia. Those on the Red’s squad who do not make the trip to Franklin Field will travel this weekend to Cortland to compete in the Cortland Invitational.
For over a century, the Cornell track team has united with its counterpart at Penn to compete against the two British universities. The meet will be scored according to traditional British rules in which each event title will be worth one point. There are 19 total points that can be accumulated.