Men's Track and Field Finishes Second at Navy Invitational


ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Penn men’s track and field finished second overall at the Navy Invitational with 156.50 points after 19 events scored.

Navy won the meet with 209.50 points.

The Quakers had multiple first place finishers on the day with Andrew Anderson taking top honors in the 400 meter dash at 48.80.

Sam Shepherd finished just behind his teammate with a time of 48.96, and Ben McKean crossed the line third with a 49.28.

Joey Brown notched Penn’s second victory of the day when he ran the 100 meter dash in 11.11.

Kevin Benjamin finished third in the race at 11.22, while Jason Ellis ran to a fourth-place finish in 11.36.

Brown also finished second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.57. Peter Habbegger took fourth place in the race at 23.10, while Ellis finished fifth with a 23.21.

Mike Hall finished second in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.39. His teammate Willie Harris finished in third in the race with 15.41.

Penn had three top-five performance in the 400 meter hurdles, as Jeremy Sinclair took second place with a 55.37, Harris finished in 55.38 for third and Hall crossed the line fifth in 56.56.

Kevin Kiley recorded a third-place finish in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:59.72.

Habbegger also recorded a third-place finish in the long jump with a distance of 6.86 meters.

Also on the field, James Foreman leaped into second place in the pole vault. Hall finished in third behind him after a jump off at 4.65 meters.

Russell Koch threw to a third place finish in the javelin with 54.67 meters, while Joe Ruzbarsky threw 52.80 meters for fourth place.

In the relays, the Penn ‘A’ team scored the victory in the 4x100 meters in 41.95, while the Penn ‘B’ team finished third at 42.85.

The Penn ‘B’ team showed its mettle in the 4x400 meter relay, tying with the Penn ‘A’ team for second place with a time of 3:22.39.

The squad is next in action April 5th at Franklin Field in the Penn Invitational.