Jaworski Finishes Seventh at NCAA Championships


Sacramento, Calif. – Junior Courtney Jaworski finished seventh in the men’s 800m final en route to earning All-America honors on Saturday evening at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship at the Alex Spanos Track Complex on the campus of Sacramento State University.

The Tacoma, Wash. native ran a personal best in the event of 1:46.70, which is the second fastest time in the Penn history books and third fastest in the Ivy League record books. This marks the fourth time in five years, a Penn student-athlete has placed in the men’s 800m final. Sam Burley, C’03, was a three-time All-American in the event from 2001-03 and won the national championship in 2003.

Dmitrijs Milkevics of Nebraska took the 2005 race with a time of 1:44.74. Kevin Hick of Florida A&M, the indoor national champion, claimed second with a time of 1:44.94. The 2004 champion and reigning US Outdoor champion, Jonathan Johnson of Texas Tech placed sixth with a time of 1:46.43.

Jaworski will competeat the 2005 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships presented by Visaat the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif from June 23-26.

Written by Heather Palmer