PHILADELPHIA - To kick of the New Year, the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team will open 2013 at one of track and field's most historic venues with College Night at the Armory on Saturday.
The meet, which features 16 teams, begins at 6:30 p.m. with the long jump and 60 meters. The final field event, the pole vault, starts at 8:30 p.m., and the track events conclude with the 4x400-meter relay at 10 p.m.
A little more than a month ago, in the season-opening meet at Lehigh, Penn posted four victories. Junior Jake Brenza won the shot put with the fourth-best toss in program history, while junior Maalik Reynolds, sophomore Tom Timmins and freshman Drew Magaha also won in addition to a pair of relays. Brenza started the indoor season with a personal-best toss of 16.59 meters (54 feet, 5 1/4 inches) - the last Quaker to reach that mark was Chris Osentowski in 1996.
Last season at this meet, the Quakers placed fourth among 14 teams as high jumper Maalik Reynolds and the 4x800-meter relay each won for the Quakers. The three-time All-American was the only competitor to cleanly pass the bar at 2.13 meters (6 feet, 11 3/4 inches). On the track, the Quakers won the 4x800-meter relay behind Brian Fulton, Thomas Tallerico, Connor Jaramillo and Robby Harwood. Their time of 7:42.49 ranked second in the IC4A at the time.
A full recap will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the meet.