Men's Track Wins at Great Dane Classic


New York, N.Y.--The Penn men's track and field team scored 115 points to with the Great Dane Classic hosted by the University of Albany at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York City, Friday.

The Quakers beat out 21 other teams to claim the top spot as a team. Tim Kaijala took first in the one mile run with a time of 4:10.84. Though he beat the 11 others in the seeded race, it was not the fastest time Kaijala ran this season. The junior clocked a 4:09.79 at the Navy Invite last weekend.

Another top finisher, Reid McEwen clocked a time of8:20.51 in the 3,000 meter seeded run. He finished well ahead of his teammate and second-place finisher Ian Foley (8:32.98). Penn's Michael LaQuaglia and Brian Goldberg took fifth and sixth, respectively, in the race.

Freshman John Carelli landed a first-place finishmarking 14.67 meters in the triple jump.

Penn took five of the top 10 places in the 5,000 meter run.

In the field events, sophomore Anthony Abitante cleared 4.80 meters in the pole vault for fourth place. Mike Hall and Kyle Calvo both cleared 1.91 meters in the high jump.

The Quakers are back in action Jan. 26-27 at the Penn State Open.