Men's Track Starts Spring Off at Quaker Invite


Philadelphia - The University of Pennsylvania men’ s track team opened the 2005 spring campaign hosting the Quaker Invitational on Saturday at Franklin Field. The Red and Blue won five events, swept the 1500m and went 1-2 in the 3,000 steeplechase.

Penn swept the 1500m with junior Courtney Jaworski crossing the finish line first in 3:53.36, followed by Tim Kaijala in 3:54.99 and Scott Sebens in a time of 3:55.20. Penn went 1-2 in the 3,000m steeplechase with Brady Ferguson taking top prize in 9:51.30 and Alejandro Shepard was second in 9:58.30.

Stephen Hayes won the 5,000m in a time of 14:55.00, Jay Hiatt won the high jump with a leap of 6’2”, Jesse Shoemake top the top prize in the pole vault at 12’11.5” Former Quaker Brian Chaput won the javelin with a toss of 258’9”.

Mike LaQuaglia finished second in the 10,000m (31:08.82), while Ian Foley nabbed the third spot (31:09.18). Jim Malizia finished second in the javelin (200’01”), Brent James third in the 100m dash (11.73), Peter Coachran third in the 400m (49.95), Graham Snow third in the 800m (1:56.22), Michael Daley took third in the triple jump (43’05.75”) and Thomas Zylkin (135’01”) in the hammer.

The Penn 4x100m relay team finished third (44.42) as did the 4x400m relay team (3:23.66). The Penn “A” team took second in the 4x800 (7:56.33), while the Penn “B” team took third (8:02.98).

The Quakers return to action on April 2 at the Maryland Invitational in College Park, Md. and the Cornell Invitational in Ithaca, N.Y.