BOSTON, Mass. - Eleven Quakers represented the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team during the first day of competition at the IC4A Indoor Track and Field Championship Saturday afternoon in Boston, Mass.
Freshman Brian Fulton was less than two seconds from qualifying for the finals in the 1,000 meters. He finished in a time of 2:28.01 which placed him 16th. Running in the same heat with Fulton was teammate Bryan Scotland. The senior finished 22nd overall, finishing in 2:28.96.
The final day of competition starts at 10 a.m. with the heptathlon. Track events begin at 12:30 p.m. with the 55-meter hurdle semi-finals. The day wraps up at 2:45 p.m. with the 1,600-meter relay finals. The awards ceremony is slated to begin shortly thereafter at 3 p.m.
The distance medley relay team was 14th out of the 34 schools in the event. Michael Cunningham, Jared Barchus, Kyle McFadden and Jeff Weinstein finished at 10:02.82 to place just outside the finals as each of the nine qualifying teams came in under the 10-minute mark.
Penn's other relay event, the 1,600-meter relay, saw the Quakers place 22nd with a time of 3:21.20.
Sophomore Robert Dugger finished in the top half of the field in the mile. He had the best time of any Quaker this season in finishing the event in 4:12.01, placing 16th.
Penn at Day One of the IC4A's
500 Meters: 41-Neason (1:06.47)
1,000 Meters: 16-Fulton (2:28.01), 22-Scotland (2:28.96)
Mile: 16-Dugger (4:12.01)
1,600-Meter Relay:22-Penn (3:21.20)
DMR: 14-Penn (10:02.82)