PHILADELPHIA - In the first meet of the 2010-11 indoor season for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team, the Quakers will head to the historic Armory in New York City on Saturday night for the 17-team meet - Saturday Night at The Armory.
Saturday Night at The Armory is a scored meet and begins at 6:30 p.m. with the 60 meters and the men's long jump. The night conlcudes with the 4x400-meter relay at 10:10 p.m.
Joining the Quakers at the meet are Bucknell, Cheyney, Colgate, Delaware State, Lafayette, Millersville, Morgan State, Ramapo, St. Johns, St. Peters, Temple, The College of New Jersey, United States Military Academy, UConn, UMBC and Villanova.
The Quakers are coming off of a cross country season which they ran to their best finish in five years at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional, taking sixth in a field of 28 teams. The Red and Blue also placed fourth at the Heptagonal Championships - their highest finish since taking third in 2007. Heps also marked the first time four members of the Red and Blue have finished in the top 20 since 1992. Senior Christopher Baird earned All-Region honors for the second consecutive year.
Last year, at Penn's first indoor meet, the Quakers posted some impressive finishes at the PSU Northeast Challenge in State College, Pa., including a victory by the distance medley relay team. In his junior year, Jeff Weinstein had an IC4A qualifying effort in the mile, placing third with a time of 4:13.30. A short while later, sophomore Tim Carey equaled Weinstein's feat with his IC4A qualifying time in the 500-meter dash. Carey placed fourth in the event with a time of 1:03.84, which was just over a second behind Aaron Younger's (Rutgers) meet-record setting time. Then, in the distance medley relay, the Quakers' foursome topped Georgetown by just over a second, reaching the IC4A time with a finish of 10:08.10.
Complete results from the Penn Invite will be available on PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of Saturday’s events.