STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Four more IC4A qualifying times were posted by the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team on Saturday as the team competed at the Penn State Open in State College, Pa. Sophomore Taylor Neason qualified in the 500 meters and fellow sophomore Brian Fulton did the same in the 1,000 meters, along with two relay teams.
Sophomore Taylor Neason raced to an IC4A qualifying finish, clipping the time needed by less than a tenth of a second. His eighth-place time of 1:05.15 in the 500 meters was under the 1:05.20 standard for the postseason meet.
The Quakers already have two athletes with qualifying times in the 1,000 meters. Sophomore Brian Fulton finished in fifth-place with a time of 2:26.99 in the event Saturday to meet the IC4A mark. Teammate Darryll Oliver already qualified earlier this season. It is also the second event in which Fulton has qualified. He did so last week in the 800 meters.
The distance medley relay team was second only to Seton Hall's meet record-setting time. The team's time of 10:18.85 was the best of the season for Penn thus far and will get the Quakers into the IC4A's in that event. The 1,600-meter relay team cut it close, but did come in under the time needed by 11 tenths of a second. They finished sixth in 3:19.79.
Senior Max Westman surpassed the IC4A qualifying time in the 60-meter hurdles for the second time this season with a time of 8.24 in the prelims of the event. He was unable to better his qualifying time of 8.22 from the first meet of the season though, placing seventh.
Sophomore James Foreman just missed the IC4A qualifying height in the pole vault, finishing at 4.65 meters (15-03 ft.). He placed fourth as he had just one miss in surpassing his first three heights.
Sophomore Chris Baird had the high finish of the day for the Quakers. He was third in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:31.46 - one of three to surpass the previous meet record. Baird was immediately followed by teammate Luke Grau at 8:35.73.
The Quakers are to compete at the Great Dane Classic in New York City Friday at the historic Armory Track and Field Center.
60-Meter Hurdles: 7-Westman (8.24p, 8.88f), 10-Harris (8.57), 11-Seddon (8.58)
60-Meters: 10-Brown (7.07), 17-Shepherd (7.14), 22-Hill (7.23)
200 Meters: 8-Shepherd (22.27), 21-Hill (22.73), 22-Brown (22.78)
400 Meters: 23-Benjamin (51.34), 26-McPherson (51.48)
500 Meters: 8-Neason (1:05.15), 18-McKean (1:07.29), 20-Rosenthal (1:07.49)
600 Meters: 16-Green (1:24.84), 21-Westman (1:29.17)
800 Meters: 7-Scotland (1:55.74), 9-Kiley (1:56.16)
1,000 Meters: 5-Fulton (2:26.99)
3,000 Meters: 3-Baird (8:31.46), 4-Grau (8:35.73), 9-Weinstien (8:53.08)
Mile: 17-Higgins (4:26.50), 19-Bleday (4:28.52), 26-Ortiz (4:36.61)
Distance Medley Relay: 2-A (10:18.85), 10-B (10:29.07)
1,600-Meter Relay: 6-A (3:19.79), 17-B (3:31.55)
Pole Vault: 4-Foreman (4.65m)
Long Jump: 18-Carr (6.17m), 21-Seddon (5.80m)