Omar Breaks School Record; Distance Runners Lead Retrievers on Day One of Penn Relays

Omar Breaks School Record; Distance Runners Lead Retrievers on Day One of Penn Relays

Results

Philadelphia, Pa.—Senior Hassan Omar broke the school record in the 5,000m run on Thursday to lead the Retrievers at the Penn Relays. Junior Sophia Cologer also turned in a big performance to earn a spot in the all-time top ten.

Omar placed seventh in the race, crossing the finish line in a time of 14:08.93, breaking the record set by Anthony Kellhower of 14:09.20 in 2007.

Sophia Cologer led the charge for the women, taking 12th in the 5,000m run with a time of 16:48.24, good for second best in school history.

A pair of relays competed on Thursday, led by the 4x100m relay squad of Mercedes Tillman, Amani Wallace, Kara Patrice and Erin Patrice. The quartet placed 24th in a time of 47.25, qualifying for a spot in the ECAC finals on Friday afternoon. The 4x400m relay team of Tillman, Essence Fredericks, Funmi Daramola, and Yinka Alabi took home 41st with a time of 3:55.51.

Fredericks then turned in a 20th place performance in the 400m hurdle championships. Fredericks crossed the tape in a time of 1:02.03.

In the field, a trio of Retrievers took to the shot put competition. Nneoma Edokobi led the way with a 25th place finish with a toss of 12.40m (40'8.25"). Her sister Ozi Edokobi was right behind her in 26th with the same distance. Jennifer Nelson was right behind them in 29th with a throw of 12.01m (39'5").

Day two of the relays begins at 9 a.m. at Franklin Field.