Updated Indoor Record Book
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s men’s indoor track and field team prepares to return to State College, Pa. this Friday and Saturday for the Penn State National Invitational at Ashenfelter Indoor Track. The Quakers were at the facility two weeks ago for the PSU Northeast Challenge.
The two-day meet begins on Friday at 12:15 p.m. with the heptathlon events. The long jump (5:45 p.m.), pole vault (5:45 p.m.), and weight throw (8:15 p.m.) will compete Friday night on the field. Track events on the first day start at 5:45 p.m., with the 5,000 meter run, and end at 10 p.m. with the 60-meter dash. Day Two of the meet commences with the continuation of the heptathlon events at the early start time of 9:30 a.m. In the field events, the triple jump and shot put both start at 3 p.m., and will follow the high jump at 11 a.m. Track events on the final day will start at 10:20 a.m. with the 400 meters and conclude at approximately 6:15 p.m. with the 4x400 relay.
The Quakers are coming off a fourth-place finish at the Great Dane Classic last weekend. Sixteen different members helped contribute to Penn’s 48 total points. This includes junior Jeff Weinstein and sophomore James Finucane with second and third places finishes in the mile, respectively, both IC4A qualifying times.
Highlights from last year’s Penn State National Invitational include then-sophomore James Foreman's first-place finish in the pole vault, clearing 4.85 meters (15 feet, 11 inches), one of only two competitors to do so. The 3,200-meter relay team of Kyle McFadden, Joe Myrie, Brian Fulton and Robert Duggar qualified for the IC4A Championship with its results, clocking 7:48.26, while the distance medley relay team of McFadden, Myrie, Jared Barchus, and Michael Cunningham improved its previous IC4A qualifying time.
On Jan. 16, the last time the Quakers were at Ashenfelter Indoor Track, freshman Tim Carey ran the fourth-fastest 500 meters in school history, while Weinstein (mile), Finucane (1,000 meters) and two relay teams reached the IC4A qualifying mark.
Complete results from the Penn State National will be available on PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of Saturday’s events.