T&F closes out Darius Dixon Memorial with six top wins on day two

LYNCHBURG, Va.— The University of Pennsylvania’s track and field programs completed the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational Saturday, earning six wins and adding four more names to the record book.

In the men’s, the Quakers achieved victories in the 300m, 500m and 1,000m. In the 300m, Emerson Douds cruised to a 34.36 to take first. In the 500m, Penn took the top four places, led by Nick Faries with a time of 1:04.79. He was followed Titus Bretzke (1:04.89), Kyle Miller (1:05.11) and Antaur Jackson (1:07.68).

The men added their last top finish in the 1,000m Edwin Klanke set a personal best of 2:24.54 for the win while riding with his teammate for sixth place in program history James Lee. Anton Idhammar also earned a place in the record, finishing third in the event at 2:25.21 for ninth place in program history.

There were three more wins for women, on the track and in the infield. on the 500m, Skyla Wilson continued her dominant season with a top finish of 1:14.81. She was closely followed by Alija Garozzo for the second at 1:15.68.

Also on the route is the distance medley relay of Bronwyn Patterson, Katherine Muccio, Caroline O’Sullivanand Maeve Stiles burned the field to victory with a time of 11:45.93.

On the infield, Tamara Grahovic posted a distance of 11.90m in the triple jump in her latest attempt to set a new personal best, which keeps her 10th in program history.

The record book was broken over the 200 m and the 1,000 m. Wilson put her name in the record book for another event by setting a time of 24.06 in the 200m to move up to second place in program history. Caia Gelli finished fourth in the event with a time of 24.27, setting a new career time that keeps her sixth in program history.

At the 1,000 m, Olivia Babsky crossed the finish line in third place with a time of 2:51.29, putting her in the record book in tenth place.

The Quakers are taking the next two weeks to prepare for the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championship, scheduled for the weekend of February 26-27 at The Armory in New York City.

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