PRINCETON, N.J.The Penn men’s track team earned top honors in the 800 meters and decathlon events at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton.
Max Westman outlasted the competition to finish on top after 10 events in the decathlon with a final total of 7,322 points, while his teammate Tim Kaijala took first place in the 800 meters with a time of 1:49.02.
Kyle Calvo tallied 7,186 points to finish second in the decathlon behind Westman, and Mike Hall finished fifth with 6,637 points.
Bryan Scotland finished fourth in the 800 meters at 1:50.96, while Darryll Oliver rounded out the top ten at 1:52.44.
Kaijala also competed on the third-place Penn A’ 4x400 meter relay team that finished at 3:16.14. Kaijala ran the third leg, while Ben McKean led off, Andrew Anderson ran second and Sam Shepherd ran the anchor leg.
The Penn B’ team comprised of Jeremy Sinclair, Willie Harris, Scotland and Oliver ran to a sixth-place finish in the 4x400 with a time of 3:18.71.
Harris also ran the second leg of the Penn A’ 4x100 meter relay team that finished in fourth with a 41.31. Kevin Benjamin ran the lead off leg, Shepherd the third and Joey Brown anchored.
Shepherd and Anderson also notched two top-ten finishes for the Quakers in the 400 meter dash.
Anderson ran to seventh place with a 48.40, while Shepherd finished tenth with a 49.04.
Brown also ran in the 100 meter dash to finish eighth with a 10.79, and finished ninth in the 200 meter dash in 21.92.
Kevin Kiley also ran to an eighth-place finish in the 800 meter run. Kiley finished with a 1:54.53.
Alejandro Shepard was the lone competitor for Penn in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Shepard finished sixth with a 9:09.60.
The Quakers notched several impressive performances in the field events as well.
James Foreman leapt to third place in the pole vault, clearing a height of 4.65 meters, while Pete Habegger also finished third in his event, the long jump, with a distance of 7.28 meters.
John Carelli finished sixth in the triple jump with a 14.17.
Russ Koch also recorded a sixth place finish, launching his javelin 54.01 meters.
The men’s track and field team will next be in action at the Penn Relays April 24-26 at Franklin Field.