Men's Track Team Finishes Second at Navy Meet

Complete Results

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Penn men's track squad placed second out of six teams competing with 128 overall points at the Navy Invitational on Saturday.

Grafton Ifill was victorious in the 200 with a time of 22.30, while Mark Materna won the 1,500in 3:56.50.

The Quakers also dominated the 4x100 relay, placing first and second with times of 41.60 and 42.80, respectively.

Penn had plenty of strong performances in the meet, including second-place finishes by Alejandro Shepard in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:28.50), Michael Bale in the 110-meter hurdles (14.80), Kevin Benjamin in the 200 (22.54), Tim Kaijala in the 800 (1:53.86) and Max Westman in the 400(54.47).

John Guzman (1:54.84) and Chris Howell (1:54.90) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, behind Kaijala in the 800.

Michael Daley earned a third-place finish with a 6.66-meter leap inthe long jump, while Peter Cochranwas fourth in the same event at 6.63 meters.

The meet host Navy won with 216 points, while Rutgers came in third with 117 and Princeton was fourth with 89 points.

The Quakers will be the host next weekend as they compete at the Penn Invitational Saturday at Franklin Field.