Men's Track and Field Competes in First Day of Heps

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Penn men's track and field team sits in seventh place after the first day of competition at the Outdoor Heptagonal Championships, but several qualifying finalists could bump that score up by the end of the day on Sunday.

Tim Kaijala took the top qualifying spot in the 800 meter run thanks to his preliminary time of 1:50.20.

Penn also has promising prospects in the decathalon, where Kyle Calvo and Mike Hall sit in first and second place midway through.

Joey Brown was the first Quaker to qualify for a final. He finished fourth in the preliminaries of the 100 meter dash, running a 10.65.

Brown also will be racing in the final of the 200 meter dash. He qualified seventh in 21.95. Meanwhile, teammate Kevin Benjamin qualified fifth in 21.81.

In the 400 meter dash, Andrew Anderson will be racing in the fourth position on Sunday thanks to his 48.53 preliminary time.

In the 400 meter hurdles, Jeremy Sinclair qualified sixth, running a 54.06 on Saturday.

Penn also had strong showings in the field events. Two pole vaulters earned points, as James Foreman finished sixth with a vault of 4.80 meters and Max Westman vaulted a 4.50 to finish in a tie for seventh. Westman also finished eighth in the javelin, recording a throw of 55.41 meters.

In the long jump, Kyle Calvo recorded a jump of 7.25 meters to finish fifth.

Complete results can be found here.