McEwen and Goldberg Finish First at Wake Forest Open


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--Junior Reid McEwen clocked a time of 14:41.79 in the 5000m run to win the event at the Wake Forest Open Friday. Brian Goldbergwon the 10,000m event and set apersonal best with a time of 30:23.91.Several other Quakers competed as well.

McEwen crossed the line more than two seconds ahead of the second-place finisher in the 5000m. Michael Lovejoy followed at 15:09.17 in 15th.

Coming into the day, Kyle Calvo and Max Westman were in first and third place of the decathlon. Friday, the competitors completed the final five events of the decathlon—110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m run.

Westman finished with 6,884 points falling just 16 points shy of the 6,900 points needed for an NCAA provisional regional mark. He placed first in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.05. He marked 52.49m for second place in the javelin and 35.51m for fourth in the discus. He was timed at 4:47.00 in the 1500m (6th) and 4.00m for 11th place in the pole vault.

Calvo scored 6,621 points for fifth place in the decathlon. His best event of the day was the javelin in which he marked 50.20m for a third-place finish. His scores in the other events were: 110m hurdles-19.27; discus-34.85m; pole vault-4.30m and 1500m run-5:00.08.

In the individual events, Penn’s John Carelli took eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 14.86m just shy of the 15.00m NCAA Regional mark. Former Penn standout Tuan Wreh won the event with a jump of 16.26m which set a new facility standard at Kentner. The previous mark was 16.22m set in 1995.

Andrew McMillen threw a mark of 16.00m in the shot put, good for 11th place.

In the 110m hurdles, four Quakers ran the preliminary race—Michael Bale (15.21), Jeremy Sinclair (15.67), Willie Harris (15.88) and Ian MacNeil (16.41). Only Bale’s time and 16th-place finish were enough to make the final scheduled for Saturday.

In the 400m dash, sophomore Sam Shepherd led the way with a time of 49.19 in 21st place. Andrew Anderson and Kevin Benjamin registered times of 50.40 and 51.79, respectively.

Dan Howard and Brian Lang ran the 3000m steeplechase. Howard finished in a time of 9:52.63 while Lang crossed at 9:56.33.

The day wrapped up with Goldberg’s first-place finish in the 10,000m run. He finished a solid four seconds ahead of the competition at 30:23.91. The time was just shy of breaking Penn’s top-10 (30:23.2), but was 10 seconds faster than his previous personal best.

Ian Foley (30:46.75) and Larry Contrella (30:50.10) made the top-10 as well (ninth and 10th, respectively) while Brian Cullin came in 21st at 32:10.77

Penn will close out the meet Saturday with the hammer throw, long jump, pole vault and discus in the field events while the track will feature the 200m dash, 400m hurdles, 1500m run, 3000m run, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay as well as the finals of the 100m dash and 110m hurdles.