Six Quakers Win at Larry Ellis Invite: Two More Tracksters Qualify for NCAA Regionals

Widener Results

Larry Ellis Results

Princeton, N.J. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s track and field team won six events at the Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the William Weaver Stadium on the campus of Princeton University. Freshman David Whitehurst was one of those winnings, coming in first in the 100m hurdles and qualifying for the NCAA East Regionals.

Whitehurst’s time of 14.29 is the seventh fastest time in program history. Neal Wojdowski won the pole vault with a height of 16’6” and qualified for the NCAA Regional meet. Also picking up a blue ribbon were Grafton Ifill in the 200m, who missed the NCAA Regional qualifier by .01 second, clocked in at 21.20, which is the seventh fastest time in school history. Rookie Tim Kaijala won the 800m run Elite in a time of 1:52.28, while classmate Kyle Calvo won the long jump with a leap of 23’07.5”. The 4x400m relay team of Peter Cochran, Eric Lungquist, Courtney Jaworski and Cody Schovitz grabbed the top spot in a time of 3:16.54.

Carson Schmiett came in second in the 800m run Elite, finishing in 1:52.34 and Stephen Hayes finished third in the 1500m run Elite in a time 3:50.38. Senior Nameir Majette took second in the high jump, clearing a height of 6’6”, while Brian Brazinski’s throw of 47’10” in the shot put was good enough for third place. Junior Jim Malizia placed third in the javelin with a toss of 201’06”. Rookie Michael Bale placed fourth in the 100m hurdles, crossing the finish line in a time of 15.09, while classmate Jesse Rigler finished fourth in the discus with a heave of 143’06”. In the 400m dash, Lungquist placed fourth with a time of 49.49. Whitehurst and Cochran picked up two fifth-place finishes in the 100m and the 200m, with times of 11.37 and 22.26, respectively.

Former Quaker Brian Chaput, competing unattached, won the javelin with a heave of 263’11”. The throw was a personal best for the 2004 graduate and set a new stadium record. Chaput set the previous record in 2003.

At the Widener Invitational, Scott Sebens took third in the 1500m in a time of 3:51.68, while Brady Ferguson placed third in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:37.10.

The Penn men’s track team will be back in action on April 28, 29 and 30 at the 111th Penn Relays on Franklin Field. A schedule of events and results can be found on www.thepennrelays.com.