Fulton Qualifies for Postseason for Men's Track and Field


NEW YORK, N.Y. - Freshman Brian Fulton reached yet another postseason time as the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team placed 12th out of 29 teams at the Great Dane Classic held at The Armory in New York, N.Y., Friday.

Fulton reached the IC4A qualifying time in the 500 meters. It is the third event in which Fulton has qualified in as many meets, though he just missed out on scoring in the event, placing ninth in a time of 1:05.15. The freshman has also posted postseason times in the 1,000 meters (at the Penn State Open) and the 800 meters (Navy Invite) before joining sophomore Taylor Neason as an IC4A qualifier in the 500-meter dash.

Westman scored in the 55-meter hurdles as the senior posted the fourth-best preliminary time of 7.77 - just two-hundredths off the IC4A qualifying time. The Bala Cynwyd, Pa., native came in eighth place in the event with a finals time of 7.91.

Senior Bryan Scotland tied for fifth to score for the Quakers in the 800-meter run. Scotland finished in an identical 1:55.49 as Delaware State's Kelli Thibou. Junior Kevin Kiley also scored in the event. Kiley was eighth, running to a time of 1:55.98.

In the 1,000 meters, the Quakers were led by freshman Kyle McFadden. With a time of 2:31.55, McFadden placed fifth, just ahead of freshman teammate Joseph Myrie. Myrie scored with an eighth-place time of 2:32.97.

Senior Sean McGinley also scored for the Quakers. He was sixth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:43.09.

The distance medley relay team saw some success, scoring with a fifth-place finish, crossing the line at 10:31.66.

Senior Joey Brown was 11th in the 55-meter dash, as he was just one-hundredth of a second away from reaching the event finals. Brown, who has already reached an IC4A qualifying time in the 60-meter dash, was just short of the time needed to do so in this event with his finish of 6.54.

Penn will head to State College, Pa., next weekend for the two-day Penn National meet on Jan. 30-31.