Carelli Sets Meet Record, Foreman Wins for Men's Track and Field

Meet Results (Day One)

Meet Results (Day Two)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Junior John Carelli set a meet record in winning the triple jump and sophomore James Foreman won the pole vault for the University of Pennsylvania men's indoor track and field team at the Yale Giegengack Invitational this weekend. Both set personal bests in their efforts.

Carelli won the triple jump for the third time in as many tries with the best jump of his career. His leap of 14.90 meters (48 feet, 10 3/4 inches) was more than 2 1/2 feet better than the rest of the field, and was almost a full half of a foot further than the two-year-old meet record. Carelli, who had already claimed triple jump titles at Princeton's New Year's Invitational (12/6/08) and the Navy Invite (1/10/09), now stands alone in tenth-place all-time at Penn in the triple jump. Freshman Efayomi Carr was fifth in the event at 13.08 meters (42-11 ft.).

Foreman won the pole vault with his best height of the season. The Winfield, Ill., native was the last competitor jumping as he cleared 4.95 meters (16-02.75 ft.). In nearly clearing five meters for the first time this season, Foreman won the event for the second week in a row and is now in a tie for eighth place on Penn's all-time list in the event. Senior Max Westman passed 4.50 meters (14-09 ft.) in finishing third in the event.

Westman also saw some success in the 60-meter hurdles. He was fourth with a time of 8.25 and was followed by freshman Jeff Seddon who placed eighth at 8.79 after qualifying for the finals with a time of 8.52.

Sophomore Robert Dugger, who has aided the relay team's in qualifying for the IC4A's, reached a postseason time in an individual event with his effort in the mile. Dugger finished the event with a time of 4:13.96. His qualifying time placed him tenth.

Freshman Brian Fulton topped his previous IC4A qualifying time in the 1,000 meters. He placed second with his career-best finish of 2:27.10, while three Quakers were in the top seven of the 500 meters. Sophomore Taylor Neason (1:05.51) was second, senior Bryan Scotland (1:05.66) was fifth, and junior Ben McKean (1:05.76) was seventh.

Seniors John Cassidy and Clayton Smith each finished with season-best times in placing fifth and eighth, respectively, in the 5,000 meters. Cassidy came in at 15:25.20, while Smith clocked in at 15:31.56.

Seniors Joey Brown and Kevin Benjamin each qualified for the finals of the 60 meters, finishing fourth and seventh, respectively. Brown crossed the finish line in 7.02, while Benjamin clocked 7.08.

Freshman Jared Barchus was eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 50.82.

The team will be in New York, N.Y. as they compete in the Virginia Duals at The Armory on Feb. 14.