Men's Track & Field Posts Three Wins at Giegengack Invitational

Giegengack Invitational Results

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Seniors Brian Fulton (800) and Brian Rosenthal (400) and sophomore Maalik Reynolds (high jump) each won their respective events for the University of Pennsylvania men's indoor track and field team at the Giegengack Invitational Friday and Saturday inside Yale's Cox Cage.

On Friday, Reynolds won the high jump for the fourth time in four meets this year. He left the rest of the field behind with a winning jump of 2.19 meters (7 feet, 2 1/4 inches). It was the second-best effort of the year for the Atlanta, Ga., native. He matched his school record of 2.21 meters at the Great Dane Classic on Jan. 20.

On Saturday, Rosenthal claimed victory in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 49.38. It was a close finish as the top three competitors were within a half-second of each other. But Rosenthal's stride crossed the finish line first for his first individual win this season.

Fulton earned Penn's second win of the day on the track. He won the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.16. He was about a full second ahead of the rest of the 35-man field.

Also on Friday, Penn's distance medley relay team finished as the runner-up. The Quakers were a little more than a second behind the winner with a finish of 10:01.09.

Also this weekend, senior Colin Donnelly won his heat and finished seventh overall in the 200 meters with a time of 22.73. Senior Mike Vido placed sixth in the 5,000 meters at 15:19.00. Freshman Jordan Jett was tops in the long jump for the Quakers and fourth overall at 6.64 meters (21-09.50 ft.).

Next week is Penn's final tune-up for the 2012 Indoor Heptagonal Championships. The Quakers head back to the historic Armory Track & Field Center on Feb. 11 and then take a two-week break before Heps at Cornell's Barton Hall in Ithaca, N.Y.