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PHILADELPHIA - Franklin Field will serve as host for the Penn Invite on Saturday. Its the second straight home meet for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team as they welcome 25 teams to the historic venue.
The field events will begin with the hammer at 9 a.m. The first track event -- the 4x100-meter relay -- is set to start at 10:05 a.m. The meet will conclude after the 4x400-meter relay at 2:25 p.m.
Last year at this meet, Seck Barry, Brian Rosenthal, Tim Carey and Maalik Reynolds combined with two relays teams to post six victories for Penn. Rosenthal won the 400 meters as he nearly toppled his career best effort, while Barry's time of 14.88 was the best of his career.
Last week, the Quakers faced some of the best competition in the nation at Mike A. Myers Stadium for the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. The Quakers' trip to Austin was highlighted by a top-10 finish in the 4x800-meter relay. Penn finished ninth. Freshman Thomas Tallerico, senior Michael Cunningham, junior John Foye and senior James Finucane combined to finish in 7:37.60. The Quakers were in a near dead-heat with LSU for eighth-place, but the Southeastern Conference foe crossed the finish eight-hundreths of a second sooner.
This marks the second of four home meets for the Quakers. In addition to the Big 5 meet on March 24, the Red and Blue host the Penn Relays (April 26-28) and the 2012 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships (May 5-6).A full recap of the meet will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the completion of the day's events.