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Top 25-Ranked Track & Field Squads Primed for Sykes & Sabock Challenge

Top 25-Ranked Track & Field Squads Primed for Sykes & Sabock Challenge


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State track and field is set to host the Sykes & Sabock Challenge in the Multi-Sport Facility and Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track on Saturday, Feb. 3. The 17th-ranked men’s and 23rd-ranked women’s Nittany Lion squads will honor their seniors on Saturday with a ceremony presented by the Penn State Alumni Association.
 
The Nittany Lions enter competition on Saturday with both the men’s and women’s teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation by the USTFCCCA for the first time this season. Additionally, Penn State boasts six top-ten-ranked event squads. Both Penn State’s men’s shot put and men’s 800 crews currently sit atop the USTFCCCA #EventSquad rankings while the men’s 400 group is sixth in the country. For the women, their 800 group is fifth while its mile and 3K squads slot in at sixth in the nation.
 
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
 
PARKING: Due to the volume of events taking place around campus on Saturday, spectators are encouraged to pre-pay for parking via ParkMobile. Additional information on athletics event parking can be found HERE.
 
CONCESSIONS: Limited concessions will be available upon entry into the Multi-Sport Facility from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.
 
PROMOTIONS: Senior Day, presented by the Penn State Alumni Association
 

At 11:30 a.m., the Nittany Lions will pause competition to honor their senior class with an in-venue ceremony. 24 seniors will hear their names called on Saturday as they compete in their final track & field seasons wearing the Blue & White.

 
MEET INFO: Live Results | B1G+ Live Stream
 
FIELD EVENTS: M/W Long Jump, M/W Triple Jump, M/W Pole Vault, M/W High Jump, M/W Weight Throw, M/W Shot put
 
TRACK EVENTS: M/W 60mH, M/W 60m, M/W Mile, M/W 500m, M/W 400m, M/W 800m, M/W 600m, M/W 200m, M/W 3000m, M/W 4x400m
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
TEAMS ATTENDING: Binghamton M/W, Bucknell M/W, Colgate M/W, Delaware Franklin & Marshall M/W, IUP M/W, Morgan State M/W, Mount St. Mary’s M/W, Norfolk State M/W, Penn M/W, Penn State M/W, Princeton W, Shippensburg M/W, Slippery Rock M/W, St. Bonaventure M/W, Towson W, UMBC M/W, West Chester M/W, West Liberty M, West Virginia W
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