Penn State

Kenney leads Penn State track & field in Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge

A second-place finish for Lauren Kenney highlighted Penn State’s day, helping the women’s team to second place after the first day of the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge at Arizona State.

The Nittany Lion women have 23 points, trailing only Nebraska’s 26. The men’s team has eight points for seventh place. Four teams from each conference are competing in the meet.

Kenney, a State College graduate, had a best mark of 157 feet, 7 inces in the javelin. Teammates Stephanie Sievers and Kayla Zoschg took fifth and seventh, respectively.

Ryan Kerr took third in the javelin on the men’s side at 219-8 1/4. Kory Decesaris added a seventh-place result in the hammer throw.

Also, Rachel Fatherly took fourth in the women’s hammer while teammate Alyssa Robinson was sixth.