HANOVER, N.H. - After the first day of competition at the 2010 Indoor Heptagonal Championships on Saturday, the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team sits in a tie for seventh place. Five Quakers advanced to the finals of their respective events which will take place on Sunday at Dartmouth's Leverone Field House.
With most of the finals taking place on Sunday, junior James Foreman accounted for all six of Penn's points on Saturday. Foreman finished in third in the pole vault. He passed at the first height and then cleared the bar on his first attempt at each of the next two heights. He then cleanly passed 4.90 meters (16 feet, 3/4 inches) on his second attempt. However, he was unable to set a new career best at the next height of 5.00 meters - which only 11 Quakers have ever accomplished. The Winfield, Ill., native won a tiebreaker for the third-place spot with fewer misses than his Yale counterpart.
Two Quakers advanced to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles. Senior Jeremy Sinclair and freshman Tim Carey finished third and fourth, respectively in the preliminaries. Sinclair came in at 8.33 and Carey crossed the finish line in 8.39. The two will compete in Sunday's first final on the track at 12:25 p.m.
Carey will also compete in the finals of the 500 meters. He won his heat and placed third overall in the prelims with a time of 1:04.52. The gun will fire for the finals at 1 p.m. Sunday.
In the 800 meters, sophomore Brian Fulton finished third in the prelims to qualify for Sunday's final. His time of 1:53.79 was his best of the season as he prepares for tomorrow's final at 1:25 p.m.
Junior Jeff Weinstein reached the finals in the 1,000 meters. He had the fifth-fastest time with a finish of 2:29.17. Sunday's final is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.
Freshman Anthony Stroffolino set a new career best with a toss of 14.77 meters (48-05.50 ft.) in finishing ninth in the shot put.
Sophomore Jeff Seddon is currently 10th in the heptathlon and freshman Tyler Danna is 11th.
A complete recap of the second day of competition at the 2010 Indoor Heptagonal Championships will be available on PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the day's events.