Carelli Takes Two Titles at Season Opener


PRINCETON, N.J. – Junior John Carelli started the 2008-09 indoor season by winning both the long jump and triple jump, and sophomore Darryll Oliver won the 1,000-meter run for the University of Pennsylvania men’s track and field team at the New Year’s Invitational in Princeton, N.J. Saturday.

Carelli won the long jump with a leap of 7.14 meters (23 feet, 5¼ inches). The Allentown, Pa., native won the triple jump with his best leap measuring 14.44 meters (47-04.50 ft.).

Oliver’s victory in the 1,000 meters came in a time of 2:29.91, just ahead of freshman teammate Brian Fulton (2:31.57). Junior Kevin Kiley gave Penn three of the top four spots when he came in at 2:33.19.

Junior Joey Brown was less than two-tenths of a second off the NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 60-meter dash after his field-leading time of 6.92 in the preliminaries. Brown eventually finished in second with a time of 6.94.

Sophomore Robert Dugger was the top collegian in the 3,000 meters, finishing in a time of 8:50.89, while senior Max Westman, after completing the preliminaries in fourth-place of the 60-meter hurdles, managed a third-place finish with a time of 8.22. Penn’s top 1,600-meter relay team also placed third with a time of 3:25.01.

The Quakers underclassmen also saw some success in the mile run. Freshman Michael Cunningham (4:24.56) and Kyle McFadden (4:25.92) finished third and fourth, respectively. Senior Bryan Scotland was right behind them with a fifth-place showing at 4:26.55.

Penn will have the next month off before the season kicks into full gear. They are back in action on Jan. 10 at the Navy Invite in Annapolis, Md.

Download: New Year Invite Results.pdf