Heptagonal Championship Central w/live blog
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Senior James Foreman earned the first six points of the 2011 Indoor Heptagonal Championships for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team during the first day of competition Saturday afternoon at the historic Armory in New York City.
Princeton leads after the first day of competition with 59 points. The Quakers are fifth with six points.
Foreman was third in the pole vault. He surpassed 4.95 meters (16 feet, 2.75 inches) on his second attempt. He was one of only three competitors to do so to earn the six points for the Red and Blue.
Senior Alan Hill posted the best 60 meters time of his career and qualified for the IC4A's. He reached the finals of the event on Sunday with a time of 6.95. It is the seventh-best effort in school history and was sixth overall in the preliminaries.
Junior Brian Rosenthal and sophomore Allante Keels will run in Sunday's finals of the 400 meters. Rosenthal reached the final day of competition with a season-best effort of 48.71 to place fifth in the preliminaries, while Keels was seventh at 49.52.
In the mile, junior James Finucane reached Sunday's finals. Finucane had a collegiate-best effort of 4:09.29 to place ninth in the preliminaries.
Sophomores Seck Barry and Tim Carey reached the finals of the 60-meter hurdles. Carey was third in the preliminaries at 8.31 and Berry was fourth at 8.33
Freshman Conner Paez had the fifth-best time in Penn history in the 3,000 meters with a career-best 8:16.18. It is the fastest 3,000 meters by a Quaker since 2005 and placed him 10th in the event.
The final day of competition starts with the 60-meter hurdles event of the heptathlon at 11 a.m. The meet is set to conclude Sunday at 4:20 p.m., when the 2011 Indoor Heptagonal champions will be crowned. Live results as well as a live blog are available throughout the weekend at the links above. A complete recap of Penn's performances can be found at PennAthletics.com following the conclusion of each day's events.