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PRINCETON, N.J. - Junior Karl Ingram scored in the javelin for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team during the first day of competition at the 2013 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships inside Princeton's Weaver Stadium.
The final day of competition, Championship Sunday, begins with the 4x100-meter relay at 12:30 p.m. The 2013 Heptagonal team champion will be announced around 5:30 p.m. For live updates and results throughout the meet, see the link atop this release.
At Heps, the top eight advance past the preliminaries and the top-six finishers will score in the finals of each event on Sunday. Most event finals will take place on Sunday.
Ingram provided Penn's first points of the meet on Saturday. He qualified for the finals in the event with a pair of throws over 57 meters - topped at 57.87. That placed him third after the first three throws. He then bested 58 meters on each of his final two throws, including his last toss of the day which landed at 58.72 meters (192 feet, 8 inches). That finished as fourth-best at the meet and earned the Quakers four points.
On the track, the Quakers had five Sunday qualifiers. Both Tom Timmins and Tim Carey reached the finals in the 400-meter hurdles. Timmins was second in his heat and fourth overall at 53.12 in the preliminaries while Carey finished seventh at 53.78.
The finals of the 110-meter hurdles will also feature a pair of Quakers. Freshman Ben Bowers and sophomore Kyle Webster each broke 15 seconds in the event. It took collegiate-best efforts from both hurdlers as Bowers finished seventh at 14.75 and Webster was eighth with a time of 14.97.
In the 1,500 meters, freshman Clark Shurtleff posted a season-best finish of 3:49.19 to reach Sunday's final. He was third in his heat and eighth overall.
Freshman Chad Payne just missed qualifying for the 200-meter final. He was ninth with a season-best effort of 21.73. Junior Mason Smith ran a career-best 10.80 in the 100 meters, but was also just outside the finals field. Freshman Tim Hamlett suffered the same fate as he was just three-tenths of a second from reaching the finals of the 400 meters at 49.40.
The Quakers are in eighth place in the team standings following the first day of competition with four points. Princeton is in the lead after Day One with 44 points followed by Cornell's 41.
A full recap of the 2013 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the completion of Sunday's events.