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Young Quakers Track and Field
“If I could change one child’s life the way mine was changed, how fulfilling that would be.”
-Adria Ferguson Sheth, C’97, YQCA Advisory Board Member
The Young Quaker’s Track and Field (YQTF) team began in spring 2014 at Huey Elementary School (K-8) with 44 Huey students and 30 Penn athletes. Today, YQTF serves students from Lea Elementary, Comegys, and Hamilton Elementary. Sessions are designed to give students a taste of several track & field events before specializing. These events included sprinting, throwing and jumping. Every week, students come to practice in historic Franklin Field, host of the Penn Relays. Students have the opportunity to qualify to compete and represent Young Quakers in the 4x100 and shorter relays on the infield at the Penn Relays. As of 2018, students also have the opporunity to compete in a track league against other local schools. Events include the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, mile, 4x100m, long jump, and shot put. Throughout their time as a track & field athlete, students constantly show athletic improvement in their events.