The 119th Penn Relays, the US's largest and oldest track & field competition in the United States, starts Thursday on the University of Pennsylvania's campus at Franklin Field. Men's coach Marcus O'Sullivan and Gina Procaccio for the women are still sorting out their lineups in preparation of the meet.
Last year, Christie Verdier, Sheila Reid, Nicky Akande, and Emily Lipari won the Distance Medley Relay's Championship of America for Villanova; out of that foursome, Akande and Lipari return this season.
In total, Villanova has claimed 118 Relay Championships, has 24 Wall of Fame inductees, and have been named "Athlete of the Meet" 19 times.
If you're heading to Center City to take in some track & field, tickets are still available. Here is your 2013 Villanova Schedule...
|Event||Event#||Day & Time||Athlete/Team#|
|College Women's 400m Hurdles Championship||EVENT 101||Thursday 4/25, 10:00a||Faith Dismuke (19)|
|College Women's High Jump College||EVENT 601||Thursday 4/25, 10:00a||Samantha Yeats (46)|
|College Women's Pole Vault College||EVENT 603||Thursday 4/25, 10:00a||Kathleen McPhillips (24), Abigail Nolte (29), Virginia LaMacchia (45)|
|College Women's Javelin Throw Championship||EVENT 614||Thursday 4/25, 2:00p||Jamie Klein (9)|
|College Women's Pole Vault Championship||EVENT 618||Thursday 4/25, 3:00p||Alexander Wasik (11)|
|College Women's Distance Medley Championship of America||EVENT 159||Thursday 4/25, 5:25p||Team AA|
|College Women's 4x400 Heats||EVENT 164||Thursday 4/25, 6:20p||Team BV|
|College Women's 3000m Championship||EVENT 207||Thursday 4/25, 8:30p||Summer Cook (12)|
|College Men's High Jump Eastern||EVENT 702||Friday 4/26, 10:00a||Elbert Maxwell (56)|
|College Women's Triple Jump Eastern||EVENT 708||Friday 4/26, 11:00a||Anne Yahiro (60)|
|College Women's 4x1500 Championship of America||EVENT 338||Friday 4/26, 1:10p||Team C|
|College Men's Distance Medley Championship of America||EVENT 345||Friday 4/26, 2:25p||Team AF|
|College Men's Pole Vault Eastern||EVENT 718||Friday 4/26, 3:00p||Charles Kido (58), Chris Dougherty (66)|
|College Men's Long Jump Eastern||EVENT 720||Friday 4/26, 3:30p||Elbert Maxwell (41), Lazaro Tiant (68)|
|College Women's 100m Hurdles Heats||EVENT 351||Friday 4/26, 4:00p||Emerald Walden (26)|
|College Men's 4x400 Heats||EVENT 363||Friday 4/26, 4:15p||Team BG|
|College Men's Sprint Medley Championship of America||EVENT 377||Friday 4/26, 6:25p||Team BF|
|College Men's 4xMile Championship of America||EVENT 459||Saturday 4/27, 12:45p||Team F|
|College Men's 4x800 Championship of America||EVENT 488||Saturday 4/27, 4:40p||Team AD|
|College Women's 4x800 Championship of America||EVENT 486||Saturday 4/27, 4:10p||Team AD|