Sixth-Place Finish at Outdoor Heps for Men's Track and Field

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PRINCETON, N.J. - Freshman Tim Carey and the 4x800-meter relay team each finished as the runner-up to lead the University of Pennsylvania men's track and field team on the final day of competition at the 2010 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships. The Quakers finished sixth as a team Sunday at Weaver Stadium in Princeton, N.J.

Cornell won the outdoor Heptagonal team championship with 188 points and was followed by Princeton's 152 points. Penn finished with 54 points, topping Harvard's 50 and Columbia's 43.

Carey was edged out for the heptagonal title in the 110-meter hurdles. The Sewell, N.J., native leaned across the finish line in 14.92, just six-tenths of a second after Cornell's Nick Huber. The effort did give Penn eight more points and senior Jeremy Sinclair added four more. Sinclair crossed the line almost simultaneously with Cornell's Dan Hagberg, but officially finished a tenth of a second behind, placing fourth at 14.97.

Not much later, Carey and Sinclair each scored in the 400-meter hurdles. Carey captured six more points with his third-place finish of 52.65 and Sinclair tallied another point, finishing sixth at 53.92.

Defending 800 meters champion Darryll Oliver wasn't able to reclaim his spot atop the podium in the event, but finished third to earn six points for the Red and Blue. Oliver, who had posted the top time in the preliminaries on Saturday, finished third, two seconds of the pace at 1:50.38.

Two Quakers scored in the 400 meters. In his final heptagonal meet, senior Ben McKean was fourth, garnering four points for the Quakers with a time of 48.68. Sophomore Brian Rosenthal earned a point with his sixth-place finish of 49.78.

One day after matching a personal best to score in the long jump, senior John Carelli scored in his first triple jump comeptition this year. With injury keeping him from competing in the event throughout the outdoor season, Carelli's first leap was his best. He landed at at 14.74 meters (48 feet, 4 1/2 inches). It placed him in third after the first round of attempts and was good enough for fifth at the end of the competition.

All three relays scored for Penn. The 4x100-meter relay team was led by three freshmen - Michael Brown, Patrick Foley and Carey - as well as junior Alan Hill. The foursome finished fourth with Penn's best time of the season, 41.93. Then, the 4x400-meter relay team, which was led by three seniors - David Lint, Sinclair and McKean - as well as Rosenthal - scored with a time of 3:16.21 to finish fifth.

The best relay of the day though was expectedly the 4x800 team. Freshman Matt Chylak led off and handed to senior Kevin Kiley. Sophomore Brian Fulton took the third leg and handed to Oliver for the final two laps. When Oliver crossed the line, the Quakers' runner-up performance of 7:35.12 was only bested by Columbia's meet-record time.

On day one, Carelli, junior James Foreman and senior Joe Ruzbarsky each scored for the Quakers.

The season will continue for some members of the Red and Blue. Those that have qualified will participate in the IC4A Championships next weekend which also takes place at Princeton's Weaver Stadium.

Final Men’s Standings:
1. Cornell, 188
2. Princeton, 152
3. Brown, 74
4. Yale, 64
5. Dartmouth, 57
6. Penn, 54
7. Harvard, 50
8. Columbia, 43
8. Yale, 23