Updated Outdoor Record Book
East Region Performance List
PHILADELPHIA - All three relay teams and several individuals will fill up the schedule this weekend for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team at the 2010 Outdoor IC4A Championships in Princeton, N.J.
The IC4A Championships begin on Friday afternoon with the multi and distance events. The trials for the majority of the track events will take place Saturday afternoon in addition to the finals of the pole vault at 4 p.m. The finals on the track begin Sunday at 12:10 p.m. with the 4x100-meter relay. The last event, the 4x400-meter relay, gets underway at 3:05 p.m.
For many of the members of the Red and Blue, this will be the fourth time this season that they will compete at Princeton's Weaver Stadium. They have already done so for the Princeton Quad (April 10), Larry Ellis Invitational (April 17) and the Heptagonal Championships just five days prior to the start of the IC4A meet.
This meet takes on a bit of a different tone this year as a change in NCAA qualifying format has eliminated automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Regional meet. Instead, in each event in the East region, the top 48 times and marks qualify for the NCAA Preliminary Round in Greensboro, N.C., May 27-29. Heading into the IC4A meet, Darryll Oliver (10th in the 800 meters), Tim Carey (14th in the 400-meter hurdles), and James Foreman (23rd in the pole vault) each ranked securely within the top 48 in the region.
Last week at the 2010 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships, five Quakers earned All-Ivy Honors as the Red and Blue finished seventh as a team. Carey was the runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles and the 4x800-meter relay team of freshman Matt Chylak, sophomore Brian Fulton, junior Darryll Oliver and senior Kevin Kiley also combined for a second-place finish.
Last season at the Outdoor IC4A Championships, an all underclassmen lineup finished fifth in the 4x800-meter relay for the Quakers. Three freshman and one sophomore made up the lineup that represented the Quakers in the championship final where they finished in 7:33.06. Between that result and Anthony Abitante's fourth-place showing in the pole vault, Penn earned nine team points to place 29th out of the 52 teams that scored.
A full recap of the 2010 Outdoor IC4A Championships will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the completion of the meet.