Grafton Ifill Sets New Quakers Record at Penn State National Open


University Park, Pa. – University of Pennsylvania newcomer Grafton Ifill made his presence known in the Quakers’ records books as he set a new standard in the 200 meter dash on Jan. 29 at the Penn State National Open. Three other members of the Red and Blue also enjoyed a successful day at the event.

Ifill, a transfer student in his first year at Penn, clocked a 21:57 en route to breaking the 11-year-old record. Ifill finished second overall as he was edged by Tennessee’s Rubin Williams who finished in 21.20.

In the heptathlon, the Quakers had two top-five finishers as rookies Kyle Calvo and Mike Hall finished second and fourth respectively. Calvo posted a total score of 5,042 points, the second-most in program history, while Hall finished with 4,817 points.

In the pole vault, Neal Wojdowski recorded the third-best vault in Penn history with a mark of 16 feet, nine inches. The senior finished third overall in the event.

-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant