Men's Track Takes Second in 4x400m Heptagonal Relay at the Penn Relays

Philadelphia - The University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team competed in the second day on the Penn Realys on Friday on Franklin Field. The Quakers took 12th in the Distance Medley Championship of America, while the 4x400m and 4x100m relayteam qualified for the IC4A Championships.

The quartet of Stephen Hayes, Ryan Fleming, Courtney Jaworksi and Nolan Tully placed 12th in the Distance Medley Championship of America. The Quakers finished with a time of 9:42.39. The Quakers also competed in the Sprint Medley Championship of America, crossing the finish line in 3:33.22 The team was made up of freshman Michael Provenzano, senior Lawrence Gibson, freshman Mike Hall, and freshman John Guzman.

Freshmen Kyle Calvo, Michael Bale, David Whitehurst and Mike Hall competed in the shuttle hurdles and finished with a time of 1:00.27. The 4x100m relay team of Joel Miller, Grafton Ifill, Peter Cochran and Tony Arcihbong, ran 41.65to qualify for the IC4A Championship event on Saturday. The 4x400m relay team finished second second in the Heptagonal Championship with a time of 3:14.81. The team was comprised of Cochran, Eric Ljungquist, Courtney Jaworski and Cody Schovitz.

Whitehurst competed in the 100m hurdles and finished with a time of 14.34, while Grafton Ifill ran a 10.67 in the 100m dash. Majette tied for fifth with a height of 2.0m (6’6.75”) in the College Eastern high jump, while Calvo finished in a three-way tie for eighth place with a height of 1.96m (6’5.5”) in the same event.

Michael Sangobowale and Jesse Rigler finished 27th and 28th in the discus with throws of 42.11m (138'02”) and 41.94 (137'07"), respectively. In the Eastern College long jump, Brent James and Pete Cochran finished 20th and 21st, respectively. James leaped 6.51m (21'04.25), while Cochran leaped 6.50m (21'04.00).

Former Quaker Brian Chaput picked up his third Penn Relays medal in the javelin. The 2004 graduate threw 79.62m (261'03") in the Olympic Development Javelin.

Penn will conclude action at the 2005 Penn Relays on Saturday.

Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communication