Quakers a Step Faster Then Tigers in Hep Race at The Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA - In perhaps the most exciting finish of the day on Friday at the Penn Relays, the Quaker men's 4x400 relay squad edged out Ivy League rival Princeton to place first in the Heptagonal version of the event.

It was freshmananchor Sam Shepard who edged out the Tigers' Richard Stewart by 0.19 of a second to take the victory in front of a Friday record crowd of 39,994 at Franklin Field.

The other members of the Red and Blue squad that posted a time of 3:12.55 in the race were Kyle Calvo, Kevin Benjamin and Eric Ljungquist.

In other men's action on the day, the 4x100 relay team of Benjamin, Joel Miller, Peter Cochran, and Jason Ellis took 41st place overallout of 71 teams competing with a time of 42.40.

Ellis, Miller, Pete Habegger and Joey Brown stopped the clocks at 1:28.23 to place third in their heat of the 4x200 meter relay (they placed 29th out of 53 schools overall in the event).

The college men sprint medley relay event team of David Whitehurst, Sean Garrett, Mike Hall andGraham Snow notched a 3:32.69 to finish 33rd out of 46 teams.

Max Westmanplaced 46th overall with a 54.06 in thecollege men's400m hurdles.

The Red and Blue are back in action tomorrow in the third and final day of the 112th running of the Penn Relays.