Men's Track Opens at Princeton Invite


PRINCETON, N.J.--The University of Pennsylvania men’s track team opened the 2006-07 indoor track and field season Friday at the New Year Invitational hosted by Princeton. The Quakers’ Tim Kaijala placed first in the one-mile run, Bryan Scotland clocked the top time in the 1,000 meter run and Kyle Calvo crossed the line first in the 60 meter hurdles. 16 other student-athletes placed in the top-six.

Kaijala, a senior, ran the mile in a time of 4:14.35. Also competing in the event were Brian Lang (4:28.34), Bill Wells (4:38.14) and Alec Bleday (4:38.98) in fourth, sixth and seventh places, respectively.

Scotland ran a time of 2:30.28 to take the top spot in the 1,000 meter run. He was followed by John Guzman in second place (2:31.33) and Kevin Kiley in third (2:36.35). Mike Hall (2:50.04, 8th), Max Westman (2:56.94, 11th) and Calvo (3:00.90, 13th) also ran in the race.

Calvo placed first in the 60 meter hurdles with a time for 8.24. Three other Quakers finished in the top-six—Michael Bale (8.35, 4th), Westman (8.55, 5th) and Hall (8.56, 6th).

Three Quakers competed in the 300 meter dash. Andrew Anderson took third in the event with a time of 35.28. David Lint placed ninth finishing at 36.12 and Bale crossed at 37.33 in 25th place.

Another top-six finish for Penn came in the 500 meter dash. Ben McKean was clocked at 1:08.36 good for sixth place. Doug McPherson (1:09.99) and Ian MacNeil (1:13.46) also ran for 19th and 25th place, respectively.

Four ran the preliminaries of the 60 meter dash—Jason Ellis (7.18), Bale (7.45), Jeremy Sinclair (7.47) and John Carelli (7.49)—but none made the final.

In the field events, Carelli took fourth in the triple jump (14.10m) and fifth in the long jump (6.85m).

In the shot put, Andrew McMillen threw for 14.19m and ninth place while Brian Brazinski was measured at 13.02m for 16th place.

Penn will compete again after the New Year at Navy on Jan. 13.