Seven Top 5 Finishes for Men's Track and Field in Outdoor Opener

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - In the outdoor opener for the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team, the Quakers posted seven top-five finishes on Friday and Saturday at the Wake Forest Open in Winston-Salem, N.C. Freshmen Conner Paez and Maalik Reynolds each finished with runner-up efforts.

Paez earned the runner-up spot in the 5,000 meters with his time of 15:04.57, while senior Luke Grau was seventh in the event with a finish of 15:26.56. Reynolds was one of three competitors to pass the bar at 2.05 meters in the high jump.

Sophomore Tim Carey finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in his 2011 outdoor debut. He was 11th in the preliminaries at 15.09 to reach the finals and then posted a time of 14.86 in the finals.

In a field of 96, sophomore Matt Chylak was fifth in the 1,500 meters. He was one of just seven competitors to break the four-minute mark with a time of 3:59.12.

Junior Michael Cunningham was fourth in the 3,000 meters. His time of 8:27.08 was the third-fastest among collegiate runners.

The 4x400-meter relay team also posted a top-five finish. The Quakers finished fourth in the event with a time of 3:15.11.

In addition to the top-five performances, junior Brian Rosenthal was sixth in the 400 meters at 48.15. Senior Darryll Oliver was eighth in the 800 meters at 1:55.09. Sophomore Mike Kiley was sixth in the steeplechase at 9:46.02. Freshman Karl Ingram was seventh in the javelin with a toss of 61.96 meters. Junior Michael Vido ran to an eight-place finish in the 10,000 meters with a time of 32:48.48.

Up next, Penn will host the Big 5 Invite Saturday at Franklin Field.

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