NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Freshman Tim Carey posted a victory in the 400 meters for the University of Pennsylvania men's indoor track and field team this weekend, and three more qualified for the IC4A's at the Giegengack Invitational at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.
With his first collegiate victory, Carey found his way into the Penn record book and the IC4A championships. With his winning time of 49.01, the Sewell, N.J., native all 38 runners in the event and moved into a tie for 10th place in the school's all-time records.
Junior Jeff Weinstein qualified for the IC4A's in his third individual event. Having already reached the postseason event in the mile and 1,000 meters earlier this season, Weinstein posted Penn's best 800 meters time of the year. His finish of 1:54.85 placed him 11th overall and ninth among collegiate runners.
Against 16 teams in the distance medley relay, the Quakers placed third. The team of James Finucane, Taylor Neason, Brian Fulton and Luke Grau finished in 10:03.88. It was the best time of the year for the Quakers in the event and easily reached the IC4A qualifying time.
Carey was second in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles with his time of 8.39. Senior Jeremy Sinclair and freshman Michael Brown also reached the finals of the event, and the three went on to finish second, third and fourth. Brown was the runner-up with a collegiate-best time of 8.37. Carey was right behind Brown at 8.43, followed by Sinclair at 8.46.
Two more Quakers reached the finals in the 60 meters. Freshman Patrick Foley ran to a finish of 7.18 to place seventh in the event, while junior Alan Hill, who ran 7.17 in the preliminaries, finished ninth at 7.21 in the finals.
Freshman Matt Chylak was just a second away from reaching the IC4A's in the mile as he finished 12th in the 56-man field with his time of 4:15.46. In the 500-meter dash, freshman Allante Keels was less than a tenth of a second from the IC4A's, finishing fifth with a time of 1:05.27.
In the 5,000 meters, senior Brian Cullin was fifth, breaking the 15-minute mark as he crossed the finish line at 14:57.55.
In his first long jump event of the year, senior John Carelli leapt 6.72 meters (22 feet, 3/4 inches) to place fifth. While in the pole vault, junior James Foreman was sixth, cleanly passing the bar at 4.65 meters (15-03 ft).
Sophomore Efayomi Carr was fourth in the triple jump as his best jump measured 13.92 meters (45-08 ft.). Former Quaker Tuan Wreh, who competed unattached, won the event with a leap of 15.29 meters (50-02 ft.).
The 4x400 relay team, featuring three freshman, was second with a time of 3:19.08. Penn's second 4x400 team was not far behind, placing fourth at 3:21.07.
Next week, the Quakers will be right back at the Armory for the Armory Duals Feb. 13.