Men's Track & Field Wins Four Events in Penn Invitational

Penn Invitational Results

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men’s track team won four events at Franklin Field on Saturday for a successful showing that included multiple top-five performances.

The Quakers dominated the 5,000 meters, taking five of the top six finishes. Angel Tolev won the race with a time of 14:40.66, while Luke Grau came in second at 14:48.28.

Larry Contrella was behind Grau, and came in third for Penn with a 14:54.83. Kevin Sullivan rounded out the top five in fifth place at 15:03.91.

The Quakers also had several top finishers in the 400 meters. Andrew Anderson came in first in the race, crossing the finish line at 48.10.

His teammate Sam Shepherd ran a 48.54 to come in fourth, while Ben McKean finished seventh with a 48.83.

Penn also secured first place in the 200 meter dash. Freshman Kevin Benjamin ran a 21.81 for the win.

Joey Brown came in fifth place in the 200 meters with a 22.09.

Brown’s top performance of the day came in the 100 meters, where he finished second in 10.94.

The Quakers’ fourth win came in the 1,500 meters, as Tim Kaijala paced the crowd to come in first with a 3:51.80.

Darryll Oliver also competed in the race, finishing tenth with 3:59.08.

Oliver also ran in the 800 meters, finishing fourth at 1:53.05.

Willie Harris recorded two second-place finishes for Penn. His first came when he ran the 110 meter hurdles in 14.77.

Harris also ran to a second-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles with a 53.60.

Alejandro Shepherd also snagged a second-place finish for Penn. Shepherd ran a personal-record time of 9:20.81 in the 3,000 meter steeple chase to secure second place for the Quakers in the event.

Mike Hall also ran in the 110 meter hurdles, finishing in fifth with a time of 15.12. Jeremy Sinclair was just behind Hall, finishing the 110 meter hurdles in 15.33.

The Penn A team notched a second-place finish in the 4x100 meter relay in 41.46, while Penn B came in fifth with a 42.46.

The Penn B team came in second in the 4x800 meter relay, finishing with a time of 8:00.93.

The Quakers also had multiple top finishers in the field events.

Pete Habegger finished second in the long jump, leaping a distance of 7.08 meters.

Max Westman tossed his discus 42.58 meters to finish third. Westman also competed in the javelin, throwing his way to a sixth-place finish with a distance of 55.45 meters.

Russ Koch threw his javelin 57.13 to finish fourth in the event.

Hall cleared 4.55 meters in a jump off to come in fifth in the pole vault.

The men’s team travels to Princeton for their next meet, on April 12th.