Brown, Westman Each Win Twice for Men's Track and Field


ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Seniors Joey Brown and Max Westman each won two individual events for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team at the Navy Invite in Annapolis, Md., on Saturday afternoon. Penn finished second in the four-team meet.

In all, the Quakers won seven individual titles and two relay titles. Brown was victorious in both the 100 and 200 meters, while Westman finished first in the 110-meter hurdles and the long jump. Ben McKean (400 meters), Brian Fulton (800 meters), John Carelli (triple jump), and the 400 and 1,600-meter relay teams were also winners in their respective events.

Brown's title in both sprints came while running into a headwind, but his finish of 11.13 in the 100 meters and 22.58 in the 200 meters bested the field. Senior Sam Shepherd was the runner-up in the 200 meters and ran in the same heat as Brown, finishing just behind his teammate at 22.61.

Westman, who qualified for the IC4A's in the 110-meter hurdles last week, won the event with a time of 15.33. Running into the wind, the Quakers claimed for of the top five spots with Jeff Seddon (15.87) and Jeremy Sinclair (16.01), placing second and third, respectively, and Willie Harris (16.15), placing fifth. Westman, who was also second in the discus, claimed a field event victory with his long jump of 6.49 meters (21 feet, 3 1/2 inches). That mark was 1 1/2 feet further than any other competitor.

The 1,600-meter relay team reached the IC4A qualifying standard with a first-place finish. The team of Brian Rosenthal, Kevin Benjamin, McKean and Shepherd came in with a time of 3:16.54. The 400-meter relay team was tops with a time of 42.85.

In the 400 meters, McKean came away with his first individual title of the outdoor season. He was the only runner in the field to come in under the 50-second mark, finishing in a time of 49.03.

Fulton was the winner in the 800 meters with his time of 1:54.28, just outrunning Navy's David Ash at the finish line. Sophomore Darryll Oliver was the next across the line at 1:55.04.

In the triple jump, Carelli was the runaway winner. His jump of 14.70 meters (48-02.75 ft.) was just shy of his IC4A qualifier from last weekend, but well ahead of the rest of the field. He was the only man to surpass 14 meters, besting the rest of the competition by more than five feet.

The Quakers will host their home opener next weekend with the Penn Invite on Saturday, April 4 at Franklin Field.