VILLANOVA, Pa. - Efayomi Carr, Tim Carey, Darryll Oliver, Jeremy Sinclair and the 4x400 relay all posted first-place finishes for the University of Pennsylvania men's outdoor track and field team on Saturday afternoon at the Villanova Outdoor Duals.
On a chilly day in Philadelphia, Penn matched up with Big 5 foes Villanova, Temple and La Salle at Villanova Stadium. Though the meet wasn't scored and many of the Quakers who participated were training at lengthier distances, Penn still claimed five Big 5 titles. Only Temple had more.
One week after winning the 800 meters in his outdoor debut, Oliver claimed a victory in the 1,500 meters on Saturday. He led a group that saw three Quakers finish in the top five. The senior edged Villanova's Matthew Wikler by just two-tenths of a second with his winning time of 3:53.92. Sophomore Brian Fulton and freshman Matt Chylak rounded out the top five. Fulton finished fourth with a time of 3:58.35, while Chylak was fifth at 4:00.24.
Carey was tops in the 800 meters. Running in the event for the first time, the freshman finished in 1:55.67. His closest competition was teammate Ben McKean who crossed the finish line at 1:56.95.
The 4x400 relay team of senior David Lint, Carey, freshman Allante Keels and McKean, qualified the Quakers for the IC4A Championships with their victory. The squad won handily with their time of 3:16.04. Temple came in second, five seconds later.
Sinclair won the 110-meter hurdles. The senior pulled away from the Big 5 competition, winning with a time of 15.15. Freshman Tyler Danna was fourth with a finish of 16.19. Sinclair also had a top-five finish in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing third at 54.05.
Carr topped Villanova's Lazaro Tiant in a head-to-head battle. The sophomore took the early lead on his first jump, but trailed going into his final attempt. Carr then had a season-best leap of 6.50 meters (21 feet, 4 inches) to take the lead back and win the event. Carr was also third in the triple jump with a leap of 13.78 meters (45-02.50 ft.).
In the 400 meters, freshman Patrick Foley was third, finishing in 49.64. Lint was fourth at 49.94.
Freshman Anthony Stroffolino was third in the discus at 43.08 meters (141-04 ft.) and second in the shot put at 14.28 meters (46-10.25 ft.).
Next week, Penn plays host for the first time this season with the Penn Invite on April 3. It is the first of two home meets this year at Franklin Field, with the other being the 116th running of the Penn Relays, spanning April 22-24.