Carey Wins Heptagonal Title for Men's Track and Field

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HANOVER, N.H. - Freshman Tim Carey won the Heptagonal championship in the 60-meter hurdles as the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team finished seventh at the 2010 Heptagonal Indoor Championships Sunday at Dartmouth's Leverone Field House.

Penn finished with 33 points. Princeton won the meet with 181 points, followed by Cornell's 149 points and Dartmouth in a distant third with 55 points.

Carey had a career best time of 8.22 to win the Heptagonal title in his first Heptagonal meet. He edged Cornell's Dan Hagberg by one-hundreth of a second, while teammate Jeremy Sinclair placed third with a time of 8.25. Carey became the first Quaker to win the championship in the 60-meter hurdles since Matt Wedge in 2004. Both Carey and Sinclair qualified for the IC4A Championships next weekend and combined for 16 points in the event. Carey's time was the fourth-best in Penn history and Sinclair's effort tied for sixth all-time in school history.

Senior John Carelli finished fourth in the triple jump. His final leap in the first round measured 14.85 meters (48 feet, 8 3/4 inches). It put him in third heading into the finals and it remained his best jump, earning four points for the Quakers.

In the 1,000 meters, junior Jeff Weinstein finished sixth. He ran to a finish of 2:28.73 to get into the scoring. Also finishing sixth was sophomore Brian Fulton in the 800 meters. He picked up a point for the Red and Blue with a finish of 1:54.44.

The 4x800 relay team garnered four points for the Quakers. A squad consisting of four underclassmen placed fourth with a time of 7:39.52. The distance medley relay earned a point with a fifth-place finish, crossing the finish line in 10:07.02.

On day one, junior James Foreman picked up six points for Penn in the pole vault with a third-place finish.

For those that qualified, the indoor season continues next week at the IC4A Championships in Boston, Mass., on March 6-7.