Men's Track and Field Performs at Larry Ellis Invitational


PRINCETON, N.J.--The men's track and field team performed well with several top 10 finishes at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton, Saturday.

Junior Tim Kaijala ran an NCAA Regional time of 1:49.75 in the 800m run. It was Kaijala’s second qualifying time in the 800m this season sneaking under the 1:50.40 standard with a time of 1:50.30 at the Penn Invitational. Kaijala took second in the race.

Penn combined Kevin Benjamin, Joey Brown, Sam Shepherd and Grafton Ifill to win the 4x100 meter relay in a time of 41.44.

Individually, Brown took third in the 100m dash with a time of 10.81 while Benjamin followed in 10th at 11.15. Brown also took third in the 200m dash, crossing at 21.83.

Andrew Anderson took fifth in the 400m dash with a time of 48.85.

Kyle Calvo (15.03), Michael Bale (15.06), Willie Harris (15.22) all finished in the top 10 of the 110m hurdles. Bale finished fifth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 55.01.

In the field, sophomore Anthony Abitante took second in the pole vault, clearing 4.75m. Pete Habegger took second in the long jump, leaping to 7.10m. Calvo cleared 1.94m in the high jump for fifth while Andrew McMillen threw a distance of 15.07m in the shot put for sixth place. In the javelin throw, Russ Koch measured 50.38 for sixth and Joe Ruzbarsky marked 47.97m for ninth.

The invite was the last tune up for the Quakers before the 113th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field, April 26-28. For more information on this year’s Carnival click here.