Ivy League Release
PHILADELPHIA - Freshman Sam Mattis, who won the Heps title with a meet-record toss in the discus, earned first-team All-Ivy status, while junior Maalik Reynolds garnered his sixth career All-Ivy accolade for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team as announced by the Ivy League office on Wednesday night.
Mattis earned the All-Ivy honor just days after he stood atop the podium at the Heptagonal Championships. His winning toss of 58.34 meters (191 feet, 5 inches) set the Heps record and improved upon his own school record. The East Brunswick, N.J., native surpassed the 21-year-old meet record of 58.06 meters set by Harvard's Nick Sweeney and became the first Quaker to win the Heps discus title in nearly a decade (Justin King in 2004).
Reynolds, meanwhile, was the runner-up in the high jump and earned a second-team All-Ivy distinction. He finished with a clearance of 2.10 meters (6-10.75 ft.) on Sunday. The Atlanta, Ga., native is a four-time first-team honoree, holds the indoor and outdoor school records in the high jump and is a three-time All-American.
The top Ivy League performers in each individual event and the top team in each relay event earn selection to the All-Ivy League indoor track and field first team. The second Ivy finishers earn second-team honors.
Mattis, Reynolds and several of their teammates will head back to Princeton's Weaver Stadium for the IC4A Championships this weekend.