NEW YORK CITY--After the first day of events, Kyle Calvo leads in the heptathlon while eight others are headed to the finals in their events tomorrow. As a team, the Quakers finished Day One in third place with 16 points.
Penn earned points from Kyle Calvo's second-place finish in the long jump. The 2006 champion in the event, Calvo's 7.48mwas edged by a Cornell jumper's 7.52m. He also fell just shy of an NCAA provisional mark, but did meet the IC4A standard.
The Quakers other points came from Anthony Abitante's second-place finish in the pole vault. His height of 4.90m was an IC4A mark, but was short of Princeton's Andrew Park who cleared 5.21m for the win. Park's height broke a 14-year-old standard of 5.20m set by Penn's Mamadou Johnson in 1993.
Joey Brown took first in the preliminaries of the 60 meter dash while Sam Shepherd took fourth in the trials of the 400 meter dash. Bryan Scotland qualified for the finals of the 500 meter dash and John Guzman will run the finals of the 800 meter run Sunday.
Junior Tim Kaijala ran a time of 2:26.13 in the trials of the 1000 meter run to hold the top time heading into Sunday's final.
Calvo, Michael Bale and Max Westman all qualified for the 60 meter hurdles while Westman clocked the fastest time of the three with an 8.31.
The Quakers will wrap up the finals of the above events while awaiting competition in the 5000 meter run, both the 4x400, 4x800 meter and distance medleyrelays, high jump, triple jump and shot put as well as the conclusion of the heptathlon.