Outdoor Season Starts for Men's Track and Field This Weekend

Updated Indoor Record Books

Wake Forest Open Schedule


PHILADELPHIA – With the indoor season behind them, the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team takes to the outdoors for the first time in 2009 when they open the new season with the Wake Forest Open in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Friday and Saturday.

The Wake Forest Open will begin at 11 a.m. for the men on Friday with the high jump. The final field event, the javelin, begins at 4:30 p.m. The track events run from 1 p.m. with the 110-meter hurdles to 9:15 p.m. with the 10,000 meters. Saturday’s action starts with the pole vault at 10 a.m. and runs through 5:45 p.m. with the 1,600-meter relay.

Penn is coming off an indoor season in which 19 Quakers qualified for the IC4A Championships in a combined 32 events.

The Quakers’ indoor record book saw several changes during the last three months. Six Quakers adjusted the all-time top 10 in five different event. Max Westman improved his fourth-place time in the 60-meter hurdles to 8.18 and Willie Harris now holds the sixth spot all-time in the same event. Freshman Brian Fulton inserted his name into the top 10 of the 800 meters, while Luke Grau did so in the 5,000 meters and James Foreman in the pole vault. John Carelli moved up to seventh in the all-time rankings in the triple jump with a career-best leap of 15.16 meters (49-09 ft.).

Complete results from the meet will be available on PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the meet on Saturday.