Men's Track & Field Finishes Third at Heptagonals


NEW YORK CITY--The Penn mens track and field team scored 90 team points to place third at the Ivy Heptagonals at the Armory in New York City. The Red and Blue earned 16 team points in the heptathlon as Kyle Calvo won the event with 5,427 points in the event and Max Westman took third with 5,239.

Calvo combined the following marks to win theheptathlon with 5,427 points--60 meters: 7.12; long jump: 7.25m; shot put: 12.76m; high jump: 1.91m; 60 meter hurdles: 8.39; pole vault: 4.50m; 1000 meters: 2:57.25. Westman's third place finish of 5,239 pointswas thanks to the following marks--60 meters: 7.27; long jump: 6.79m; shot put: 11.98m; high jump: 1.82m; 60 meter hurdles: 8.20; pole vault: 4.10m; 1000 meters: 2:41.21.

Tim Kaijala took first in the 1000 meter run with a time of 2:25.72 and added 10 more points to Penn's cause.

Joey Brown ran the 60 meter dash in 6.86 seconds for second place and eight points. Sam Shepherd placed sixth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.51 earning one team point. Bryan Scotland took fourth in the 500 meter dash and was clocked at 1:04.51, good for four team points and an IC4A mark.

John Guzman sped to a second-place finish in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:51.49 and eight points for Penn. Westman finished fourth for four points in the 60 meter hurdles in a time of 8.23.

The Quakers earned eight points in the 5000 meter run as Ian Foley finished in third with a time of14:31.22 and Reid McEwen came in fifth at14:34.41. Both finishes were IC4A qualifying times.

In the relay events, Penn set an Armory track record in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 7:30.87. The foursome earned 10 points for the Red and Blue andwas comprised of Guzman, Kevin Kiley, Scotland and Kaijala and met the IC4A qualifying time. In the 4x400 meter relay, Andrew Anderson, Brown, Westman and Shepherd combined for a time of 3:21.65, fifth place and two points.

In the field events, Anthony Abitante gave the Quakers eight points when he cleared 4.90m for second place in the pole vault. Calvo jumped 7.48m in the long jump for second place and eight points. Freshman John Carelli took fifth and two points in the triple jump and marked 14.79m. Andrew McMillen threw the shot put 15.66m for sixth place in the event and one team point.

The Heps title came down to the final race--the 4x400 meter relay where Princeton took second to maintain a slight lead over Cornell. The final standings looked like this: Princeton, 154; Cornell, 151; Penn, 90; Columbia, 61; Brown, 48; Yale, 47; Dartmouth, 30; Harvard, 8.

The team will now prepare for the IC4A Championships in Boston March 3-4.