NEW YORK, N.Y. - Senior John Carelli was the runner-up in the triple jump, helping the University of Pennsylvania men's indoor track and field team to a fifth-place finish at the Armory Duals Saturday night at the historic Armory Track and Field Facility in New York City.
Carelli had his best effort in the triple jump this season. He landed at 15.07 meters (49 feet, 5.50 inches) to finish second behind Virginia's Marcus Robinson. They were the only two competitors to surpass the 49-foot mark. Carelli also scored in the long jump with a fifth-place showing at 6.76 meters (22-02.25 ft.).
In the 400 meters, freshman Tim Carey improved upon his IC4A qualifying time and moved into sole possession of 10th place in Penn's all-time record book. He broke the 49-second barrier for the first time in his collegiate career, finishing fifth with a time of 48.71.
Junior Jeff Weinstein also found his way into the Penn record book. He posted a career-best finish of 4:08.69 in the mile and finished sixth in the event. But he also moved into eighth place in the school's all-time lists.
Junior James Foreman matched a career best by cleanly passing the bar at 4.95 meters (16 feet, 2.75 inches) in the pole vault. Foreman got over the bar on his second attempt, placing third and improving upon his IC4A mark.
Freshman Michael Brown narrowly missed the IC4A time in the 60-meter hurdles. His career-best finish of 8.27 was just two-hundreths of a second from qualifying for the postseason meet. He finished fifth in the event, followed by senior Jeremy Sinclair's sixth-place showing.
Also scoring for the Quakers was freshman Patrick Foley in the 200 meters at 22.26, senior Kevin Sullivan in the 5,000 meters at 15:06.82, and sophomore Efayomi Carr in the triple jump at 14.34 meters. All three finished sixth. Freshman Anthony Stroffolino was eighth in the shot put at 14.79 meters.
In the relays, two 4x400 teams finished in the top six and the distance medley relay team finished third.
This was the final regular season meet of the 2010 indoor track and field season. The Quakers have next weekend off as they prepare for the 2010 Heptagonal Indoor Championships in Hanover, N.H., on Feb. 27-28.