Jaworski Advances to Finals at NCAA Regionals


Randall Island, N.Y. – Freshman Kyle Calvo qualifies for the NCAA Championships after finishing as the runner-up in the long jump, while Junior Courtney Jaworksi qualified for the 800m finals for the University of Pennsylvania men’s track team on the first day of action at the 2005 NCAA East Regional hosted by Manhattan College.

Jaworksi had one of the top eight qualifying time in the 800m race. The Tacoma, Wash. native crossed the finish line in a time of 1:50.31.

Heading to the NCAA championships will be freshman Kyle Calvo in the long jump. The rookie took second in the long jump on Friday afternoon with a leap of 7.61m(24'11.75"). His jump is the third best in Penn school history.

In the sprints, sophomore Grafton Ifill finished ninth in the 200m preliminaries and 10th in the 100m preliminaries, just missing the finals in both races. Ifill clocked in at 21.02 in the 200m and 10.51 in the 100m. Freshman David Whitehurst was 20th in the 110m high hurdles with a time of 14.30.

The Red and Blue will continue action at the NCAA Regional Championships tomorrow with Jaworski (800m) and senior Neal Wojdowski (pole vault).

Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications