Men's Track Adds Another NCAA Qualifier to the List

Day 1 Results
Day 2 Results

NEW HAVEN, Conn. –Penn's distance medley relay provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships Friday night, as the Penn team put forth several strong performances over the weekend at the Giegengack Invitational, hosted byYale.

The foursome of sophomores Tim Kaijala and John Guzman and seniors Eric Ljungquist and Courtney Jaworski finished second behind powerhouse Georgetown with a time of 4:44.20. Penn’s time was just .64 behind the Hoyas.

Freshman Bryan Scotland won the 1,000 for the Quakers, crossing the finish line in 2:28.79 and qualifying for the IC4A Championships. Jaworski and Kaijala qualified for the IC4A Championships in the 800 --Jaworski finished fourth with a time of 1:50.46, while Kaijala was fifth with a time of 1:50.71 which is a new personal best and moves him into fourth all-time at Penn. The mile relay team also ran an IC4A-qualifying time (3:14.47) and finishedsecond.

Rookie Kevin Benjamin was fourth in the 60-meter dash, running a time of 7.07. Ljunguist led a trio of three placewinners in the 400; he placed fourth with a time of 49.35, which is an IC4A qualifying mark. Other placewinners in that event were freshman Sam Shepherd (sixth in 49.80) and junior Cody Schovitz (seventh in 49.89). Rookie Max Westman was seventh and sophomore Braden Lepisto was eighth in the 500, Reid McEwen was fifth in the mile run, and Brian Goldberg, Michael LaQuaglia and Breton Bonnette were sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively,in the 3,000. Mike Bale, Mike Hall and Kyle Calvo went 4-5-7 in the 60-meter hurdles.

In the field events, Calvo was second in the long jump with a leap of 7.13 meters and freshman Anthony Abitante was second in the pole vault with a height of 4.65 meters. Hall and Pete Cochran also placed in the long jump --sixth and seventh, respectively --while Hall and Calvo were fourth and fifth in the pole vault. Freshman Stephen Brackman was sixth in the shot put, while sophomore Brian Brazinski was seventh. Westman jumped 1.81 meters in the high jump to finish seventh.

The Quakers head to Penn State for the Sykes-Sabock Cup on Saturday.