Penn Men Win Two at Penn State Open


The Penn men won two titles on Saturday at the Penn State Open in University Park, PA.

The squad's first victory of the day came courtesy of senior Tim Kaijala, who finished first in the 1 mile run with a time of 4:14.03. Kaijala's time qualified him for the IC4As, but fell short of the NCAA qualifying mark. Penn teammate Bryan Scotland was hot on his heels, finishing second in 4:16.80. Senior Brian Lang finished fifth with a time of 4:17.97, while freshman Philip Cawkwell finished behind him in sixth in 4:19.83.

Penn senior Larry Contrella dominated the 3000m, finishing first with a time of 8:48.13. Senior Brian Goldberg finished second in the same event in 8:50.55.

The day saw many other solid Penn performances with several Quakers breaking into the top five of their events.

Juniors Joey Brown and Kevin Benjamin tied for fourth place in the 60m dash finals with a time of 6.98.

Junior Sam Shepard finished fourth in the 400m dash in 49.13, a time good enough to qualify him for the IC4As. Senior Andrew Anderson finished fifth just .30 seconds behind him.

Sophomore Kevin Kiley recorded a fifth place finish in the 1000m run at 2:28.40.

Freshmen Darryll Oliver and Dan Frost finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 800m run, while freshman James Foreman posted a 4.50m jump good for fifth in the pole vault.