PHILADELPHIA – In recognition of outstanding efforts over the weekend at the 2016 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, the University of Pennsylvania’s track and field programs earned a total of 13 All-Ivy Honors on Wednesday. Four of those awards came in the first-team variety.
The highlight of the weekend came from the men’s distance medley, where the squad of Nick Tuck, Thomas Awad, Chris Hatler, and James Buser ran to their second-straight Heps title on Sunday. En route to posting Penn’s lone Ivy title, the foursome raced to a winning time of 10:00.58.
The DMR was also a strong event on the women’s side, as the squad of Abby Hong, Ashley Montgomery, Rachel Hlatky, and Carey Celata registered a second-place showing. The Quaker contingent crossed the finish line in 11:36.62.
Other second-team performers for the women included Montgomery in the mile, and freshman Imani Solan in the 200 meters. Montgomery registered a time of 4:53.58, while Solan darted to a mark of 24.10.
The men’s team put together a trio of second-teamers in Jeff Wiseman (500m), Calvary Rogers (200m), and Mike Monroe (high jump). Rogers --who clocked a time of 21.58--was part of one of the closest finishes of the weekend, placing second by just .02 seconds.
Wiseman clocked a time of 1:03.65 in the 500 meters, while Monroe leapt to a height of 6 feet, 11.75 inches in the high jump.
In addition to the all-conference honors, the Quakers also broke a trio of school records on the women’s side. Freshman Rachel Wilson (weight throw) and sophomore Taylor McCorkle (60m) each upped their own Penn marks on Saturday, while junior Cleo Whiting snapped the Quakers’ 5K record on Sunday.