Fifteen Tracksters Earn All-Ivy League Honors

PHILADELPHIA - Five members of the women’s track and field team and 10 members of the men’s track and field team earned All-Ivy status at the 2006 Indoor Heptagonal Championships at Dartmouth Feb. 25-26.

On the men’s side, senior All-American Courtney Jaworski was a three-time honoree, earning two first-team selections and one second-team.Jaworski won the mile, setting a new Heptagonal meet record, and was part of the winning 4x800 relay team. The Tacoma, Wash. native finished second in the 800. Jaworski has received All-Ivy status nine times since his sophomore year, including seven first-team selections. For his efforts, Jaworski was named the Male Athlete of the Meet.

Sophomore Kyle Calvo added two first-team All-Ivy nods to his resume after winning the heptathlon and long jump. Calvo is a four-time all-conference honoree, with three first-team selections to his credit. Classmate Tim Kaijala earned his first individual first-team selection with a first-place showing in the 1,000. He also earned first-team honors as a member of the 4x800 relay team in 2005 and 2006. Other members of the 4x800 relay team were freshman Chris Howell and Bryan Scotland.

The four members of the winning 4x400m relay team were also named first-team All-Ivy League. That relay team was comprised of seniors Pete Cochran and Eric Ljungquist and freshmen Sam Shepherd and Kevin Benjamin.

Sophomore Mike Hall earned a second-team nod for his runner-up finish in the heptathlon. His score is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

On the women’s side, sophomore Jesse Carlin was named first-team All-Ivy after winning the 400. The foursome of junior Christina Morrison, sophomore Stacy Kim, freshman Kinjal Parikh and sophomore Carolyn Auwaerter finished second in the 4x800 relay and earned second-team honors. The Quakers broke the 22-year-old program record in that event, crossing the finish line in 8:56.02.

The men’s and women’s team will be back in action this weekend at the IC4A and ECAC Championships, respectively, in Boston, Mass.