Mattis Wins Title, Sets Heps Record for Men's Track & Field

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PRINCETON, N.J. -Freshman Sam Mattis won the heptagonal title in the discus with a meet-record toss for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team. The Quakers finished seventh as a team at the 2013 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships inside Princeton's Weaver Stadium on Sunday.

Mattis had three throws that would have won the meet. His best was his first of the finals. It measured 58.34 meters (191 feet, 5 inches). That surpassed a 21-year-old meet record of 58.06 meters set by Harvard's Nick Sweeney. Mattis improved upon his own school record and became the first Quaker to win the Heps discus title since Justin King in 2004.

Sophomore Tom Timmins nearly claimed the Heps title in the 400-meter hurdles. He was just five-tenths of a second short of first and finished third with a time of 52.84. A short while later, freshman Thomas Awad scored in the 5,000 meters. He finished fourth with a time of 14:13.40.

Also in the field, junior Maalik Reynolds was the runner-up in the high jump. He finished with a clearance of 2.10 meters (6-10.75 ft.). Meanwhile, junior Jake Brenza was fifth in the shot put with a toss of 17.13 meters (56-02.50 ft.).

All three of Penn's relay teams scored on Sunday. The 4x100 relay was fifth with a season-best time of 41.98. The 4x400 relay was fourth at 3:16.97 and the 4x800 relay was also fifth at 7:31.26.

Junior Karl Ingram provided Penn's first points of the meet on Saturday. He qualified for the finals in the event with a pair of throws over 57 meters - topped at 57.87. That placed him third after the first three throws. He then bested 58 meters on each of his final two throws, including his last toss of the day which landed at 58.72 meters (192 feet, 8 inches). That finished as fourth-best at the meet and earned the Quakers four points.

The Quakers finished in seventh place in the team standings with 46 points. Princeton won the meet with 190 points followed by Cornell's 162.