Quakers Win Four Events at the Penn Invitational


Philadelphia – The University of Pennsylvania men’s track team won four events on Saturday afternoon at the 2005 Penn Invitational in Franklin Field. Sophomore Grafton Ifill won the 100m and 200m dashes, while senior Neal Wojdowski and freshman won the pole vault and javelin, respectively.

Ifill won the 100m dash in a time of 10.66 and took the 200m in 21.61. Wojdowski cleared a height of 15’11” in the pole vault and Johnson tossed the javelin 206’ 2” too take the top prize in those two events.

Freshman David Whitehurst took second in the 100m hurdles in his collegiate debut. Whitehurst and winner Dartmouth’s Mustafa Abdur-Rahim both posted a time of 14.54. Michael Bale took third in the event with a time of 15.07. Senior high jumper Nameir Majette finished third in his event with a height on 6’6”. In the 5,000m run, Ian Foleytook second and Mike LaQuagalia placed third with times of 15:01.07 and 15:01.32, respectively. Ryan Fleming and Eric Ljungquist nabbed the fourth and fifth spots in the 400m, respectively. Fleming crossed the finish line in 49.57 and Ljungquist finished in 49.66. In the 800m, Scott Sebens finished fourth with a time of 1:53.0 and teammate Carson SChmiett placed fifth in a time of 1:53.05. Junior Courtney Jaworski placed fifth in the 1500m with a time of 3:50.82.

The 4x100m relay team of Michael Provenzano, Ifill, Peter Cochran and Tony Archibong took second in a time of 41.83 and the quartet of Lungquist, Fleming, Cochran and Matt Conn placed third in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:19.31.

The Quakers travel to Princeton on April 16 for a quad-meet with the Tigers, Villanova and Rutgers.

Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications