Men's Track and Field Places Second at Navy


ANNAPOLIS, Md. - In a five-team meet at the U.S. Naval Academy Saturday afternoon, the University of Pennsylvania indoor men's track and field team placed second behind IC4A qualifying victories from junior John Carelli and freshman Brian Fulton.

Carelli won the triple jump for the second time in as many meets this season and Fulton was the winner in the 800-meter run as Penn's 100 points were second only to Princeton (222) and ranked ahead of Virginia Commonwealth (86), Navy (83) and American (31), respectively.

Carelli bested his IC4A qualifying jump from the season opener with his event-winning leap measuring 14.74 meters (48-04.50 ft.).

Fulton won the 800 meters in a time of 1:54.81, just under the time needed to qualify for the IC4A Indoor Championships.

Senior Max Westman was second in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.52, followed directly by teammates Jeremy Sinclair (8.56) and Willie Harris (8.57). Westman and Harris each clocked 8.25 in the preliminaries.

Senior sprinter Joey Brown was third in the preliminaries of the 60 meters and placed in the same position in the finals of the event with a time of 7.04. Brown was also third in the 200 meters, registering a time of 22.59.

Senior Sam Shepherd was second in the 400 meters in 49.27 and junior Ben McKean was third at 1:06.60 in the 500-meter dash, while Penn's 1,600-meter relay team finished second to Princeton with a time 3:23.94.

The Quakers will be back in action again next weekend when they take the trip to Penn State in State College, Pa., for the Penn State Open.