Heptagonal Championship Central w/live blog
PHILADELPHIA - It's the last weekend in February, meaning the Indoor Heptagonal team and individual champions will all be crowned by Sunday night. The 2011 Indoor Heps begin Saturday morning for the University of Pennsylvania men's indoor track and field team and continue through Sunday afternoon at the historic Armory in New York City.
Competition begins Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m., with the weight throw and the first event in the heptathlon (60 meters). The first day of action finishes with the final of the 3,000 meters at 5:10 p.m. 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.
Sophomore Tim Carey is the defending Indoor Heptagonal champion in the 60-meter hurdles. Carey had a career best time of 8.22 to win the title at Dartmouth last year and became the first Quaker to win the championship in the 60-meter hurdles since Matt Wedge in 2004. He also earned First-Team All-Ivy status as the Quakers finished seventh as a team.
In Penn's final tune-up prior to the Heptagonal Championships, freshman Maalik Reynolds won the high jump to highlight the Armory Invitational for the Quakers. Also, three Quakers posted IC4A marks in the mile. Junior James Finucane and senior Jeff Weinstein each scored in the event with seventh and eight-place finishes, respectively, while sophomore John Foye reached the IC4A standard and finished 11th overall. Penn finished fifth as a team.
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.