HAVERFORD, Pa. - Despite sending a small contingent to the only meet of the 2009 calender year, the University of Pennsylvania men's indoor track and field team got a few big results Saturday at the Jack Pyrah Invitational. The meet was hosted by Villanova University at Haverford College.
Penn had a dominant performance in the mile. Three Quakers finished in the top four. Sophomore Michael Cunningham was the runner up by two-hundreths of a second with his time of 4:18.50. Fellow sophomore James Finucane and junior Jeff Weinstein were right behind Cunningham. Finucane finished at 4:19.26 and Weinstein came in at 4:20.17.
Senior Kevin Kiley was one of the early highlights of the day with a runner-up finish in the 1,000-meter dash. Kiley's time of 2:34.28 placed him just behind Villanova's Matthew Wickler (2:32.68). Freshman Aki Bajulaiye also placed in the top five in the event for the Quakers. He came across the finish line less than a second after Kiley, clocking out at 2:35.12.
In the 300-meter dash, sophomore Jared Barchus raced to a third-place finish. Barcus timed out at 36.31 seconds in the rarely-run event, just two-tenths of a second behind the leader.
The Quakers sent a lot of underclassmen to the December meet. Sophomore Julian Domanico was fifth in the 500-meter dash and freshman Trevor Cordivari was seventh in the 800 meters.
Penn's indoor season starts in full force next month.