Great Dane Classic Up Next for Men's Track & Field

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PHILADELPHIA - Its back to New York City for the the University of Pennsylvania men's indoor track and field team. The Red and Blue will compete at the historic Armory for the second straight week. The Great Dane Classic starts there Friday night.

Friday marks the 10th annual Great Dane Classic. Both field and track events will begin at 12:30 p.m. The weight throw and pole vault will get things started in the field events. The 5,000 meters run will be the first track event and the 4x400-meter relay concludes the day at 7:15 p.m.

Last week in the 2012 opener at the Armory, sophomore high jumper Maalik Reynolds and the 4x800-meter relay each won for the Quakers, who finished fourth as a team among the 14 teams at the meet.

Reynolds won for the second time in as many meets this season when he was the only competitor to cleanly pass the bar at 2.13 meters (6 feet, 11 3/4 inches). The 4x800-meter relay team consisted of senior Brian Fulton, freshmen Thomas Tallerico and Connor Jaramillo and sophomore Robby Harwood. Their time of 7:42.49 is second in the IC4A and is just two-hundredths of a second behind the top time. They were more than six seconds better than the nearest competitor Saturday night.

A year ago, the Red and Blue finished seventh out of 24 teams at the Great Dane Classic. Reynolds and then-senior James Foreman picked up a pair of second-place finishes in the high jump and pole vault, respectively. In addition, current junior Tim Carey, senior Efayomi Carr, and the distance relay team all qualified for the IC4A’s as a result of their performances in the meet.

A full recap of the 2012 Great Dane Classic will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the completion of the day's events.