Indoor track and field team’s first meet to be Kevin Dare HS Invitational


Brooke Long

Penn State University’s indoor track where teams will be competing Saturday.

The Indoor Track and Field team is to compete in the annual Kevin Dare High School Invitational held at Penn State University’s Multi-Sport Facility, Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track, on Saturday Jan. 8, with races beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

“Last year our girls’ 4×4 team got third at this meet, so I hope we can place again. I’m looking forward to improving my times from last year and getting to know all the new people. I think this season is going to be really fun and beneficial for outdoor,” Alannah Irwin said.

According to Penn State, the Ashenfelter indoor track- where the team will be competing is arguably one of the fastest indoor tracks in the nation, it includes a 65-foot radium Mondo hydraulically banked six lane track, eight 60-meter sprint lanes, a cement shot put ring, and two pole vault and long jump runways. This meet is held in memory of Kevin Dare, a Penn State pole vaulter who lost his life as a 19-year-old college sophomore while pole vaulting at the 2002 Big Ten Indoor Championships in Minneapolis. Race results will be published on PA MileSplit.