PHILADELPHIA - Sophomore Maalik Reynolds was named first-team All-Ivy for the fourth time in his career, while junior Tim Carey and sophomore Karl Ingram earned second-team honors for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team. The accolades were announced by the Ivy League office on Monday following the conclusion of Sunday's 2012 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships at Franklin Field.
Reynolds won the Heps high jump title at 2.24 meters (7 feet, 4 1/4 inches) to successfully defend his outdoor title. In two career indoor and outdoor Heptagonal meets, the Atlanta, Ga., native has won the high jump each time. He passed on four of the first six heights and did not miss en route to the victory at 2.19 meters. Reynolds then moved the bar to his final height and cleared on his second try.
Carey has now garnered All-Ivy in three differenet individual events after he finished as the runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles. A strong finish propelled him into second and earned him a season-best time of 52.71. The 2010 heptagonal champion in the 60-meter hurdles was also an All-Ivy recipient in the 110-meter hurdles as a freshman. The Washington Township High School product has now received an All-Ivy award in each of his three years in the Red and Blue.
Ingram is a first-time All-Ivy selection. The Flathead High School product nearly won the Heps javelin title at his home facility. On his final throw, Ingram vaulted from fifth to first place when he cleared his pervious personal best by nearly two feet. His mark of 62.55 meters (205 feet, 2 inches) led the meet until the penultimate attempt of the event. He is the first Quaker to earn the All-Ivy distinction in the event since 2003 national champion Brian Chaput won his third straight javelin Heps title for the Quakers in 2004.
The top Ivy League performers in each individual event and the top team in each relay event earn selection to the All-Ivy League indoor track and field first team. The second Ivy finishers earn second-team honors.
Reynolds, Ingram and Carey are among the Penn qualifiers that will head to Princeton, N.J., for the IC4A Championships at Weaver Stadium, May 11-12.