Men's Track and Field has Strong Showing at Penn Relays

Penn Relays Complete Final Results

PHILADELPHIA—Saturday saw another productive day for Penn men's track and field, as senior Tim Kaijala anchored his squad to a sixth-place overall finish in the 4x800 Championship of America. The relay team finished with a time of 7:28.19.

Darryll Oliver led off for Penn with a 1:55.0, while Bryan Scotland pulled towards the front of the pack, running the second leg in 1:50.6. Kevin Kiley kept the Quakers in the hunt with a 1:52.4 in the third leg, and Kaijala pulled Penn from eighth in the pack to a sixth-place finish in 1:50.2.

Texas sped around the track to win the race in 7:23.5, and Columbia was the top-placed Ivy League competitor, finishing third with a time of 7:24.82.

John Carelli notched the Quakers' best finish in the field events for Saturday. Carelli leaped 14.43 meters in the Triple Jump Eastern to finish 9th.

Andrew McMillen finished 23rd in the hammer throw for Penn, throwing for 44.62 meters.

Joe Ruzbarsky and Russ Koch hurled the javelin on the third and final day of the Penn Relays. Ruzbarsky threw to a 17th-place finish with 52.34 meters, while Koch threw for 51.23 meters to finish in 20th place.

On Friday, the Penn competed in front of the second-largest Friday Penn Relays crowd ever, running its way to several impressive finishes.

In the Distance Medley Championship, the team of Jeff Weinstein, Ben McKean, Dan Frost and Brian Lang ran a collective 10:10.13 to finish 18th overall in a very competitive field.

The Quakers also competed in the 4x200 meter relay, finishing fifth in their heat and 26th overall with a time of 1:27.27.

The team of Alan-Michael Hill, Jeremy Sinclair, Douglas McPherson and Graham Snow ran the Sprint Medley Championship for Penn. The squad finished fourth in their heat and 31st overall at 3:32.36.

The Quakers finished sixth in their heat and 36th overall in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 41.80.

In the field, James Foreman finished fifth in the Pole Vault Eastern, clearing 4.7 meters. His teammates Mike Hall and Kyle Calvo tied for 10th place, as they both leaped 4.45 meters.

Pete Habegger competed in the Long Jump Eastern, jumping 7.12 meters to finish sixth.

Penn also competed in the 4x400 Heptagonal, and would have finished third with a time of 3:23.11. Unfortunately, the Quakers were disqualified.

The team will next be in action at the Heptagonal Championships, hosted by Yale on May 10-11.