Men's Outdoor Record Book
Meet SchedulePHILADELPHIA - In its first outdoor meet of 2012, the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team will host its city rivals in the second annual Philadelphia Big 5 Invitational at historic Franklin Field Saturday.
The field events in the Big 5 Invite begin at 10:30 a.m. with the hammer. They conclude at 3:15 p.m. with the pole vault. The track events begin with the 4x100-meter relay at 3:15 p.m., and end with the 4x400-meter relay at 6:55 p.m.
To wrap up the indoor season for the Quakers, Maalik Reynolds earned All-America honors for the second time in his career with his eighth place finish in the high jump at the NCAA Championships. The sophomore finished at 2.20 meters (7 feet, 2 1/2 inches) inside Jacksons Indoor Track at the Idaho Center in a suburb of Boise, Idaho.
Last year at the Big 5 Invite, Reynolds set the school record for the high jump at 2.21 meters (7 feet, 3 inches). He broke the mark of 2.20 meters (7-02.50 ft.) previously held by Adam Chubb since 2001. The 4x100-meter relay team started the day with a victory for the Red and Blue. The Quakers ran to a finish of 42.04 to claim the Big 5 title in the event. Jeff Seddon, Seck Barry, Mason Smith and Brian Lynch also posted victories for the Quakers on a cold Philadelphia afternoon.
The Big 5 Invite is the first of five meets at Franklin Field this season, including Penn Relays and the 2012 Outdoor Heps Championships.A full recap of the meet will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the completion of the day's events.