Men's Track & Field Opens Indoors at Navy


ANNAPOLIS, Md.--Freshman James Foreman cleared 4.65m to win the pole vault while Penn's 4x800 relay team clocked a time of 8:02.15 to win that event. The Quakers scored 127 team points to take third at the Navy Invite.

Starting with the 55 meter dash, Kevin Benjamin and Joey Brown scored for Penn with third and fourth place finishes, respectively. Bejamin crossed at 6.58 for six points with Brown on his heels at 6.59 for five points.

The 200 had four Penn runners with Jeremy Sinclair (23.59) scoring four points and Jassoon Ellis (23.83) scoring three. In the 400 Andrew Anderson took second place with a time of 50.94, good for seven points. Alan Hill also scored four points in sixth place with a time of 51.79.

The 500 had another second-place finish for the Red and Blue as Shepherd crossed at 1:06.29 for seven points. Doug McPherson clocked a time of 1:08.67 for two team points. Senior Tim Kaijala ran a 4:16.23 in the mile for seven points and Kevin Kiley added one more with his time of 4:23.78.

Newcomer Darryll Oliver finished third in the 800 with a time of 1:58.19 for six points and Mike Stein clocked at 1:59.95 for five points. Bryan Scotland ran a 2:30.61 in the 1000 for seven points in second place. Brian Lang added four points with time 2:31.93 finish.

Alejandro Shepard was second in the 3000 with a time of 8:40.26 for seven points. Tarik Aougab also scored two points with a time of 9:01.50.

In the 55 meter hurdles, Willie Harris and Kyle Calvo finished fourth and fifth in the finals with times of 8.07 and 8.20, respectively. Together, they grabbed nine points for Penn.

In the relays, Penn's "A" team finished third in the 4x400 for six points with a time of 3:32.83. In the 4x800 Penn's "A"paced the group with a time of 8:02.15 and nine points.

Another top finish for the Quakers came from newcomer James Foreman who cleared 4.65m for nine points. Mike Hall cleared 4.35m for five points.

Andrew McMillen scored in the throws--six points each for his 14.23m mark in the shot put and 14.59 in the weight throw.

The Quakers are back to the track Jan. 18 at the Penn State Open.