Men's Track and Field to Compete in Heptagonal Championships

Penn men's track and field will look to finish off a successful Ivy League season this weekend, as the teamheads to New Haven to compete in the Heptagonal Championships.

The squad, led by senior Tim Kaijala, travels to Yale with high hopes of improving on their fourth-place finish of last year.

Kaijala will compete in the 800 meter run, as will his teammates Bryan Scotland, Darryll Oliver, Dan Frost and John Guzman.

The Quakers also have many representatives in the sprinting events. Joey Brown andKevin Benjamin will run in the 100 meters.

Benjamin andBrown will also compete in the 200meters, along with Willie Harris, while Andrew Anderson, Ben McKean and David Lint will compete in the 400 meters.

In the distance events, Brian Lang, Jeff Weinstein and Kevin Kiley will compete in the 1,500 meters, while Luke Grau, Sean McGinley, Anguel Tolev and Clayton Smith will run the 5,000 meters.

Larry Contrella, Mike Lovejoy and Kevin Sullivan will run the 10,000 meters for Penn, and Alejandro Shepard will compete in the steeplechase.

Max Westman and Jeremy Sinclair will compete in the high hurdles. Sinclair will also compete in the 100 meter hurdles, along with Doug McPherson and Taylor Neason.

Westman will also compete in multiple field events, including the pole vault, discus and javelin.

Joining Westman in the pole vault will be James Foreman, and Andrew McMillen and Joe Ruzbarsky will also compete in the discus.

Ruzbarsky will also throw for Penn in the javelin, as will Russ Koch.

Kyle Calvo and Pete Habegger will try to leap to victory in the long jump. Calvo will also be competing in the decathlon with Mike Hall.