PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Following back-to-back home meets, the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team will head South to participate in the George Mason Invitational Saturday in Fairfax, Va. The field events are set to kickoff at 11 a.m., and the first running events will start at noon.
The Quakers picked up six total victories at the Penn Invite last Saturday inside Franklin Field. Junior Brian Rosenthal won the 400 meters with his time of 48.18. Sophomore Seck Barry set a career-best time of 14.88 coming in first place in the 110-meter hurdles. Fellow sophomore Tim Carey was victorious in the 400-meter hurdles with Penn's fastest time of the year in the event, clocking in at 52.44.
The final individual win for Penn last week came from Maalik Reynolds in the high jump. Reynolds won the event for the second time in as many weeks at Franklin Field as he passed the bar on his first attempt at 2.19 meters (7 feet, 2.25 inches). The Red and Blue also had victories from both of its relay teams that entered. The 4x100 foursome posted the fastest time of the season for the Quakers in the event with a time of 41.60 and the 4x800 team finished with a time of 7:47.06.
Last year at this time, Penn took part in the Princeton Quad meet at Princeton, N.J. along with Villanova, Rutgers, and the host Tigers. Then-senior Jeremy Sinclair won both hurdles events for the Red and Blue. In the 110-meter hurdles, he finished with a time of 14.87, and then in the 400-meter hurdles, he cruised to victory as he was nearly two full seconds better than the rest of the field with his winning time of 53.30. Senior Luke Grau took home the 3,000 meters title, crossing the finish line in 8:29.25, while fellow classmate Philip Cawkwell was just a few strides behind at 8:32.64. The 4x100 relay team also won for Penn, clocking in with a time of 42.07.
Last week was Penn's final home meet before the 117th running of the Penn Relays, the world's oldest and largest relay carnival. Some tickets are still available here.
A full recap and complete results of the George Mason Invitational can be found at PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the meet.