PRINCETON, N.J. - In the final tune-up prior to hosting the world's oldest and largest relays carnival, the University of Pennsylvania men's outdoor track and field team posted several top 10 finishes at Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational and the Widener Invitational this weekend.
Penn won the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays at Widener on Saturday. The foursome of Colin Donnelly, Robby Harwood, James Killian and Brent Jules combined to finish the 4x400 in a winning time of 3:22.82. It was a photo finish with host Widener, who finished just two-hundreths behind. The 4x100 team won with a mark of 42.20 as Jules and Donnelly were joined by Seck Barry and Efayomi Carr.
Senior Mike Vido won the 10,000 meters at Widener. He won in a tight finish with five of the seven competitors crossing the finish line within a minute of each other. Vido won by 15 seconds with a time of 32:28.83.
Sophomore Karl Ingram remains consistently near the 60-meter mark in the javelin. He posted a top 10 finish Saturday at Princeton. Each of his six throws were within 2.5 meters of each other. His best toss was his first at 59.36 meters (194-09 ft.). It placed him seventh.
In the long jump at Widener, Carr finished second due to his second attempt of the day. He landed at 6.73 meters (22-01 ft.) to vault him into the runner-up position. That mark held at that spot for the rest of the meet.
Penn also had the runner-up in the high jump at Widener. Junior Ikechi Nnamani was one of just two competitors to clear 1.95 meters (6-04.75 ft.). He lost the tiebreaker for first place, however. Teammate Nate Harriger was third as he cleared the bar at 1.90 meters (6-02.75 ft.).
In the pole vault, freshman Everett Hateley finished third among the 17 competitors. He passed each of the first two heights on his first attempt and then on his second try at 4.50 meters (14-09 ft.), he cleared the bar to place third.
Also at Widener, junior Tim Carey was second in the 400-meter hurdles at 53.93, while Barry was the runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles at 15.10. Junior Kevin Foy was second in the 5,000 meters with a finish of 15:12.61, freshman Connor Jaramillo was second in the 1,500 meters with a finish of 3:54.80 and Jules was second in the 100 meters with a finish of 10.94.
Senior Brian Fulton competed in a deep field in the 800 meters on Friday night at Princeton. He finished 31st with a time of 1:52.46. Freshman Mato Bekelja was not far behind with a 37th-place showing of 1:52.79.
Next up, Penn will once again play host to the world's largest and oldest relay carnival. The Penn Relays are set for April 26-28 at Franklin Field. You can buy tickets to the festivities here.