Penn Men's Indoor Track Captures Three Events at New Year Invitational


Princeton, N.J. – Senior Scott Sebens captured the mile run, senior Matt Van Antwerp won the 3,000 meter run and junior Courtney Jaworski took the 1,000 meter run in the University of Pennsylvania’s men’s indoor track and field season opener at the New Year Invitational held at Princeton on Sunday afternoon. The Quakers had a successful day recording numerous top-five finishes.

Sebens took the mile in a time of 4:14.40 while freshman Tim Kaijala was right on his heels clocking a 4:14.53 to finish second. Senior Michael Lang took third in 4:20.51 while Brady Ferguson (4:29.83) and Jesse Baver (4:35.52) placed sixth and eighth respectively.

Van Antwerp dominated the 3,000 meter run finishing in a time of 8:26.43 beating out Manhattan’s Todd Raymond by more than 18 seconds.

In the 1,000m, Jaworski recorded a time of 2:26.28 to win the event besting a pair of Princeton runners by more than 2.5 seconds. Freshmen John Guzman (2:30.54) and Eric Bowles (2:38.03) ran well, taking fourth and sixth place.

Penn’s 4x800 relay team of Bowles, Guzman, Robert Budesa and Terence Kennedy placed first in a time of 7:56.82.

Rookie Kyle Calvo had an impressive showing, picking up second and third place finishes on the afternoon. He was the runner-up in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.51 and took third in the high jump.

In other field events, senior Neal Wojdowski placed second in the pole vault while freshman Pete Habegger placed second in the long jump.

The Red and Blue will be back in action on Jan. 15 when they travel to Navy.

-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant.