Men's Track and Field Finishes Fifth at Indoor Heps

Heptagonal Championship Central w/blog


NEW YORK, N.Y. - Freshman Maalik Reynolds won the heptagonal title in the high jump as the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team finished fifth at the 2011 Indoor Heptagonal Championships on Sunday at the historic Armory in New York City.

Princeton won the 2011 Heps team title with 215 points. Cornell was the runner-up with 172 points. The Quakers were fifth with 32.

Reynolds passed on five of the first six heights. He cleared the bar on his first attempt at 2.01 meters, then with just one other competitor remaining, he passed the bar at 2.10 meters (6 feet, 10.75 inches) on his second try to win the title.

Sophomore Tim Carey, the defending champion in the 60-meter hurdles, was the runner-up in the event on Sunday. He finished with a career-best time of 8.19, nine-hundreths of a second behind the winner. Freshman Seck Barry also scored in the event, placing fifth at 8.28.

The Quakers scored four points in the 4x800-meter relay. Robby Harwood, Trevor Cordivari, Darryll Oliver and Matt Chylak combined to finish fourth with a finish of 7:33.48.

Junior Brian Rosenthal added two points in the 400 meters. He placed fifth with a finish of 48.83.

On Saturday, senior James Foreman was third in the pole vault to earn six points for the Quakers.

For those who qualified, the IC4A championships will be held next weekend in Boston, Mass.