Men's Track & Field at Scores at Giegengack Invite


NEW HAVEN, Conn.--The Penn men's track and field team set nine IC4A qualifying marks at the Giegengack Invite hosted by Yale in New Haven, Conn. over the weekend. Tim Kaijala did one better setting a NCAA provisional mark in the 800 meter run.

A junior, Kaijala clocked a 1:49.40 in the 800 meters setting a personal best and beating the team's season best by four seconds. Fellow junior, John Guzman ran a 1:53.78 for an IC4A mark in the same race.

Sophomore Joey Brown ran a 7.03 in the preliminaries of the 60 meter dash. He shaved off 11-hundreths of a second for a 6.92, an IC4A mark, and third place in the final race.

Sam Shepherd ran the 400 meter dash in 49.09 for second place, just behind the top finisher who clocked a 48.99. The sophomore set a IC4A mark, though it was not his fastest time of the season.

Bryan Scotland had not run the 500 meter dash this season but set a team best 1:04.71 and set and IC4A mark in the process. He also placed second in the race. Max Westman and Ben McKean also topped the team's season best running 1:05.37 and 1:07.04, respectively.

Reid McEwen and Brian Goldberg both marked IC4A times in the 5000 meter run. McEwen came in second with a time of 14:28.28 while Goldberg's 14:40.37 put him in eighth place.

Penn's top 4x400m relay team placed third in the race and clocked a 3:17.73 for an IC4A mark.

Anthony Abitante cleared his highest mark of the season in the pole vault, 5.00m and set a IC4A mark in the process. He had hit the mark with two 4.80 marks earlier this season.

The Quakers will compete again at the Sykes-Sabock Cup hosted by Penn State, Feb. 9-10 in University Park, Pa.