Track and Field has been in good form this season with most athletes already qualifying for NJCAA National Championships to be held from May 7-8 at Westfield State.
In the most previous meet at Widener University over the weekend, the team snatched first place in the women's 4*100 relay in 49.69 seconds. Notable Universities in this event included Rutgers-Newark, St Joseph's and Misericordia. Joel Thomas and Maurice Morris took first and fourth in the 100 meters respectively, with Thomas still running the fastest time for this event clocking 10.71 seconds this year. Issa Kengne showed well for the Owls in the 400m hurdle placing fourth, Krystal Simpson placed fifth in the 200 meters and Coneisha Smith was fourth overall in the women's triple jump.
The Owls have already competed in six track & field meets up to date and are looking to make a huge statement when they compete in the Penn Relays to be held on April 28-30. The Penn Relays is the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States, hosted annually since April 21, 1895 by the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Historically, more athletes run in the Penn Relays than do any other track and field meet in the world. It regularly attracts more than 15,000 participants from high schools, colleges, and track clubs throughout North America and abroad, competing in more than 300 events over five days. Attendance typically tops 100,000 over the final three days, and has been known to surpass 50,000 on Saturday.
Currently, the team believes this will be a great way to finish off the regular season. This meet will allow them to test their talents against the best the world has to offer while giving them the opportunity to improve their times for nationals. The team will compete in the men's and women's 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500, hurdles, triple jump, long jump and relays.