Updated Indoor Record Book
PHILADELPHIA – After a productive meet at State College last weekend, the University of Pennsylvania’s men’s indoor track and field team prepares to travel to New Haven, Conn., for the Giegengack Invitational this Friday and Saturday. The trip to Yale will mark only the second time the Quakers have left the state of Pennsylvania in five meets this season.
The invitational kicks off on Friday evening with a cluster of field events, including the long and high jumps, beginning at 5 p.m. The high jump will be followed by a series of track events to cap the day, concluding with the distance medley relay at 8:15 p.m. The meet’s second day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the shot put serving as the first of Saturday’s three field events. Day two’s track events start at 12:05 p.m. with the 3,000-meter run. The 500-meter dash at 3:55 p.m. is set to follow the mile run (1:40 p.m.), 60-yard hurdles (2:10 p.m.), and 60-yard dash (2:20 p.m.). The Giegengack Invitational will culminate with the 4x400 relay at 6:05 p.m. Saturday.
The Quakers head into the match looking to stay on a good pace after six members of the team qualified for the IC4A Championships last weekend at the Penn State National meet. Freshman runner Tim Carey, sophomore Michael Cunningham, juniors Jeff Weinstein, Luke Grau and James Foreman, and senior John Carelli were Penn’s qualifiers at the meet. Weinstein came in fourth place in the 1,000-meter run while Grau ran the sixth-fastest 3,000-meter run in school history.
Carelli (triple jump) and Foreman (pole vault) will attempt an encore to last week’s postseason-qualifying performances in familiar and comfortable territory. Last year, both players won their respective events, with Carelli doing so by setting a Giegengack Invitational record in the triple jump. Other highlights included Robert Dugger leading the relay team to an IC4A qualifying time and Brian Fulton improving upon his previous IC4A qualifying time.
Complete results from the Giegengack Invitational will be available on PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of Saturday’s events.