HANOVER, N.H. - The University of Pennsylvania track & field team is in fourth place after the first day of competition at the 2006 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Dartmouth.
With four of 19 events complete, the Quakers have accumulated 14 points, a point back of third-place Brown. Princeton is in the lead with 47 points. Penn will have plenty of opportunities to add toits total Sunday, as 10 Quakers will take part in finals.
Sophomore Kyle Calvo was the standout of the day, winning the long jump with a leap of 24-3 3/4, nine inches better than his nearest competitor. Calvo has also taken a commanding lead in the heptathlon with 3,177 points, ahead of teammate Mike Hall who is second with 2,998 points. Calvo will also compete in the final of the high jump, along with Michael Bale.
Chris Howell, Courtney Jaworski and Bryan Scotland will all take part in the 800 final with respective times of 1:53.43, 1:53.73, and 1:54.15 in their qualifying heat. Sam Shepherd won his heat to qualify for the 400 finalin a time of 49.06 seconds, while Eric Ljungquist posted a 1:04.64 time in the 500 to qualify for that final. Tim Kaijala will compete for the title in the 1,000 after a 2:29.03 qualifying run.
In the mile, Jaworski turned in the day's top time, finishing in 4:11.70.Bale had an 8.25 in the 60-meter hurdles to move into that final, while Penn's 4x400 relay will be seeded for tomorrow's final.
For full results from Saturday's action and qualifiers for Sunday's finals, visit http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/documents/hepsmind06.asp.