NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sophomore high jumper Maalik Reynolds and the 4x800-meter relay each won for the Quakers at the NYRR Saturday Night at the Armory. Penn finished fourth as a team.
Penn finished fourth among the 14 teams at the meet with 59 points. Princeton and Rutgers were the only teams to surpass 100 points. The Tigers claimed the team title with a score of 134.
Reynolds won for the second time in as many meets this season when he was the only competitor to cleanly pass the bar at 2.13 meters (6 feet, 11 3/4 inches). Sophomore Nate Harriger also finished in the scoring for the Quakers. He was fifth in the event and set a new collegiate-best when he surpassed the bar at 1.97 meters (6-05.50 ft.).
On the track, the Quakers won the 4x800-meter relay behind senior Brian Fulton, freshmen Thomas Tallerico and Connor Jaramillo and sophomore Robby Harwood. Their time of 7:42.49 is second in the IC4A and is just two-hundreths of a second behind the top time. They were more than six seconds better than the nearest competitor Saturday night.
Tallerico was also second in the 1,000 meters. He garnered eight more points for the Quakers with a runner-up finish of 2:31.37.
Senior Efayomi Carr qualified for the IC4A championships with a third-place finish in the triple jump. Carr needed just two jumps to reach the IC4A mark. He landed at 14.37 meters (47-01.75 ft.). Senior Brian Lynch also scored for the Quakers in the event. He was seventh with a jump of 13.95 meters (45-09.25 ft.).
Freshman Tom Timmins hit the IC4A qualifying time in the 500 meters. He won his heat and finished fourth overall with a time of 1:05.17. He was shortly followed by his teammate, junior Allante Keels, who finished eighth in the event with a time of 1:06.27.
Freshman Mato Bekelja registered an eighth-place finish in the 800 meters at 1:58.26. Junior Seck Barry scored in the 60-meter hurdles with a fourth-place time of 8.41. Senior Michael Cunningham was fourth in the 3,000 with a time of 8:32.33.
In the long jump, freshman Nick Straughn scored with a seventh-place finish. His first jump of the meet was his best and measured 6.56 meters (21-06.25 ft.).
The Quakers will be back at the historic Armory in less than a week. The Red and Blue will participate in the annual Great Dane Classic on Friday.