Quakers Place Second at Sorlein Invitational


Kingston, RI – The University of Pennsylvania men’s indoor track team placed second at the Sorlein Memorial Invitational hosted by the University of Rhode Island on Friday afternoon.

The Quakers were the runners-up with 134 behind Rhode Island who captured the event with 158 points. Brown finished third with 123 points while UConn placed fourth with 118 points. Maine (59), Central Connecticut State (30), Quinnipiac (20) and Stony Brook (18) took fifth through eighth respectively.

Steve Hayes won the mile run finishing in a time of 4:11.65 while rookie Tim Kaijala won the 1000m clocking a 2:28.26. Also placing in the 1000m was Dan Howard who finished fourth in a time of 2:31.94 and John Guzman with a time of 2:32.08 for fifth place.

In the 500m, Penn had three top finishers in a very tight race. Junior Courtney Jaworski clocked a 1:05.65 but it was not enough as UConn’s Edwin Campbell won the race in 1:05.12. Jaworksi also edged teammate Eric Ljungquist who placed third with a time of 1:05.87. Carson Schmiett placed fourth in a time of 1:06.16.

In the 3000m, Matt Van Antwerp placed third with a time of 8:42.06. Teammate Ian Foley finished the race in a time of 8:43.62 to place sixth, while Mike Lovejoy earned points with an eighth-place finish.

In the 400-meter dash, Cody Schovitz placed third by clocking a 49.66. In the 800m Scott Sebens (1:56.41) placed third while Mike Lang (1:56.60) placed fourth. In the 55m hurdles, Mike Hall finished in 7.97 seconds to place fifth.

The Red and Blue won both relay events, as the 4x400 team finished in 3:22.29 and the 4x800 team finished in a time of 7:47.29.

In the long jump, the Quakers took three of the top-four spots. Kyle Calvo was victorious with a jump of 23 feet, six inches (7.16m), while Pete Habeggar placed second with a jump of 23 feet (7.01m). Pete Cochran placed fourth with a jump of 22 feed, ¼ inch (6.71m).

In the triple jump, Mike Daley (12.67m) and Brent James (12.44) earned points for the Quakers finishing in sixth and seventh place, respectively.

Penn is back in action on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 it competes at the Boston University Terrier Classic.

-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant