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Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania
Track & Field Shifts Record Book at Penn Relays
Courtesy: Eric Dolan, associate director of athletic communications  
Release:  04/25/2014

PHILADELPHIA - After a plethora of all-time top five performances on Day One of the 120th Penn Relays, the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams followed that up with another shift of the record books in front of 38,135 fans at historic Franklin Field on Friday.

Freshman Lisa Sesink-Clee joined the school record book in the women's javelin. She made the finals in a challenging field of 28. Her first throw was her best and measured 43.29 meters (142 feet). With that effort, four of the school's all-time top 10 in the event are current Quakers.

Meanwhile, sophomore Serena Graf, who ranks ninth all-time at Penn, just missed the finals and finished 11th overall. Her best toss was her third of the day and landed at 42.17 meters (138-04 ft.).

The men's 4x100-meter relay team qualified for the IC4A finals. Senior captain Mason Smith, Chad Payne, Harrison Scharf and Brandon Senior combined for a season-best finish of 41.30 and will compete in the final on Saturday at 1:45 p.m.

In the other two relays for the men, the Quakers finished fifth in the Heptagonal 4x400 with a time of 3:17.43 and 25th among the 55th teams in the 4x200 with a time of 1:27.40.

Also on Friday, Nate Harriger was third in the eastern high jump when he matched a personal best with a clearance of 2.04 meters (6-08.25 ft.). 

In front of 21,422 fans on the first day of competition, four Quakers and a relay reached the school's all-time top five. The women's distance medley relay posted the fifth-best time in school history, and a plethora of highlights came in Thursday night's distance classic. Both freshman Cleo Whiting and sophomore Elyssa Gensib joined Penn's top five in the women's 3,000 meters, while senior Kersie Jhabvala is now second all-time in program history in the women's 10,000 meters and freshman Brendan Shearn ranks third in school history with the fastest men's 10,000 meters at Penn since 1981.  

During the multi events on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jancewicz won the heptathlon with the third-best score in school history. With 5,035 points, she became just the third woman in school history to win the Penn Relays title in the event.

Saturday will contain several more relays for the Quakers, including some Championship of America races, as well as several more field events for the Red and Blue. For a complete schedule of the events in which the Quakers will be participating, click here.

For the largest track meet in the world, the Penn Relays is home to the nation's most extensive results pages. PennAthletics.com will have an update on the performance of the Quakers after each day of competition.

Penn Women at the Penn Relays
4x100 Relay: 31-Penn (46.88)
4x400 Heptagonal Relay: 2-Penn (3:47.39)
100-Meter Hurdles: 26-Piper (14.19)
400-Meter Hurdles:
50-Green (1:05.23)

3,000 meters: 9-Whiting, Cleo (9:29.43); 13-Gensib (9:35.75)
10,000 meters: 13-Jhabvala (35:12.05)

College DMR: 4-Penn (11:42.85)
Discus: 22-Hill (43.42m)
Hammer: 21-Graf (47.66m)
Javelin: 6-Hay (47.21m)
College Javelin: 7-Sesink-Clee (43.29m); 11-Graf (42.17m)
Shot Put (Eastern):
20-Graf (11.60m); 26-Hill (11.14m)

Triple Jump: 25-Fields (11.42m); 29-Thompson (11.22m)
Heptathlon:
1-Jancewicz (5,035)

Penn Men at the Penn Relays
4x100 Relay: 24-Penn (41.30)
4x200 Relay: 25-Penn (1:27.40)

4x400 Relay:
5-Penn (3:17.43)
400-Meter Hurdles:
16-Timmins (53.17)
College Discus: 6-Kennedy-White (51.40m); 22-Cioffi (44.52m)
Eastern High Jump: 3-Harriger (2.04m)
Shot Put: 10-Brenza (16.31m)
College Shot Put: 8-LaRoche (15.90m); 9-Bishop (15.72m)
5,000 meters:
14-Smith (14:21.57), 17-Tuck (14:24.96); 55-Trueman (15:01.79)

5,000 meters ODM: 17-Meadows (14:38.67)
10,000 meters: 5-Shearn (29:49.04); 31-Paez (31:20.02)

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