CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sam Mattis unleashed another Olympic ‘A’ standard throw to headline a terrific day for the Quakers as the men’s track and field teams competed in the Virginia Quad meet on Friday in Charlottesville, Va.
Mattis tossed the second best throw of his collegiate career – 65.12 meters – to set a Lannigan Field record on UVA’s home track. The Red and Blue also registered four individual wins in the 400m, high jump, pole vault and discus as they ran, jumped and threw in a unique quad meet against Virginia, Columbia and Maryland.
The Quakers bested Columbia and Maryland head-to-head and fell to the Cavaliers in the limited scoring meet.
Freshman Calvary Rogers got the Quakers off to a good start by winning the 400 meters in a time of 48.17. The rookie showed his range in the event after competing in the 200 meters last weekend at the Florida Relays.
In the jumps, Lance Yassay grabbed gold after posting a mark of 1.95m to win the high jump while Michael Benz matched that effort with a victory in pole vault at 4.60m. Mattis solidified the Quakers standings with his world-class toss in the discus to close out the evening.
Penn returns to action tomorrow when they make a second appearance at Lannigan Field for the Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Invitational. Action is set to get underway beginning at 2 p.m.