PHILADELPHIA – Looking to build off a number of impressive individual efforts in last weekend’s PSU Northeast Challenge, the University of Pennsylvania men’s indoor track and field team will go to New York City this Friday to compete at The Armory in the Great Dane Classic, hosted by the University of Albany.
The meet begins with the 5,000 meter run at 12:30 p.m. The field events start at 12:30 p.m., as well, with the weight throw and the pole vault. The meet is scheduled to conclude with the 4x400 relay at 9 p.m.
Last week at the PSU Northeast Challenge, three individuals and three relay teams put up IC4A qualifying times. Junior Jeff Weinstein in the mile, freshman Tim Carey in the 500 meters and sophomore James Finucane in the 1,000 meters all had individual qualifying times. The Quakers’ distance medley, 4x800 relay and 4x400 relay teams all had IC4A qualifying times, as well.
Last year at the Great Dane Classic, the Quakers finished 12th out of 29 teams. Current sophomore Brian Fulton clocked an IC4A qualifying time in the 500 meters--it was the third meet in a row in which Fulton clocked a qualifying time. Also of note, was the distance medley which had a fifth-place finish.
There are more than 40 schools and track clubs from the Northeast, Florida and Puerto Rico scheduled to be in attendance on Friday as this meet, at the historic facility in New York City, is widely considered the best collegiate meet in the nation this weekend in terms of the amount of qualifying performances for postseason meets.
Results from the Great Dane Classic, which is a scored meet, can be found on PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the meet.