Track & Field Announces Class of 2019

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PHILADELPHIA - As the Quakers continue their efforts to reach the top of the Ivy League, Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Steve Dolan introduced another strong recruiting class on Tuesday. The Red and Blue will welcome 31 members in the Class of 2019.

"I can't wait to see this group on campus," Dolan said of his third recruiting class at Penn. "Our coaching staff did another phenomenal job. This is a diverse class that will not only represent Penn well in uniform, but also in the classroom and in the community."

There is a near-even split among men and women among the Class of 2019. The 16 women and 15 men hail from 12 different states -- led by eight from New Jersey and four apiece from Pennsylvania and New York. Ryan Finch will have the longest trip to Philadelphia from Thousand Oaks, Calif., while Karli Visconto is a native of the City of Brotherly Love.

Some of the highlights of the Class of 2019 include:

Imani Solan
55m: 6.94; 100m: 12.08; 200m: 24.08
Five-time All-American (2014, 2015) in the 200 meters, distance medley relay and sprint medley relay ... Ranked No. 5 in the nation in the indoor 200 meters ... Shows range at an elite level from the 55-meter dash to the 400 meters.

Marin Warner
800m: 2:13.07; 1600m: 4:49.88; XC/5K: 17:28
Three-time All-American (2012, 2013) in the mile ... Continuously ranks among the top 30 in the country every season at that distance.

Nicole Macco
Pole Vault: 12'3" (3.74m)
Currently ranked No. 1 in New Jersey ... 2015 Indoor All-American ... 2015 Eastern State champion ... 2014 New Jersey State champion.

Allysha Davis
60m: 7.76; 100m: 11.678; 200m 25.20
Currently No. 6 in the state of Texas (arguably the most competitive state for sprinting) and 26th in the nation in the 100 meters.

Meghan Barnes
100HH: 14.12; 300IH 45.42
Fastest 100-meter hurdler recruit in program history ... All-region and Texas state qualifier ... Versatile hurdler taking on the 100-and 300-meter hurdles.

Ryan Finch
400m: 47.86; 800m 1:53.79
Among the nation's top 400 meters runners holding an elite level personal record at 47.86 ... No. 13 in the state of California (2014) ... Has developed great range by showing potential in the 800 meters.

Elias Graca
400m: 50.62; 800m 1:50.86
One of the best in the country at 800 meters, ranking No. 3 in the U.S. at that distance during the 2015 indoor season.

Luke Petela
1600m: 4:11.78; 3200m: 8:58.32; XC/5K: 15:31
2015 Foot Locker National qualifier for cross country ... Second in the Foot Locker Northeast Regionals ... New Jersey State Cross Country champion ... Three-time New Jersey state champion in the 1,600 meters.

Eric Sheng
Hammer: 213'2.25" (64.97m); Shot Put: 50'10/25" (15.50m)
Currently ninth in the U.S. in the hammer throw and No. 2 in the state of New York.

The newest Quakers will join the team for preseason practice in August. See below for a complete breakdown of the incoming freshman class.







Dayo Adetu

Sidwell Friends

Mitchellville, MD

100m, 200m

12.28, 25.37

Meghan Barnes


Prosper, TX

100HH, 300IH

14.12, 45.42

Monica Benz


Chester, NJ

Pole Vault

11'6" (2.80m)

Allysha Davis


San Antonio, TX

60m, 100m, 200m

7.76, 11.78, 25.20

Sisanmofe Dorsu

Bethesda- Chevy Chase

Silver Spring, MD

TJ, 300IH

36'6.5" (11.13m), 45.68

Carole Harsch


Randolph, NJ

3200m, XC/5K

10:41.63, 18:16

Nicole Macco

Matawan Regional


Pole Vault

12'3" (3.74m)

Anna Peyton Malizia


Tampa, FL

High Jump

5'7" (1.70m)

Ariana Przybylowski


Perkasie, PA

LJ, Multi

18'10" (5.74m)

Olivia Ryan


Western Springs, IL

1500m, XC/5K

4:41.83, 18:25

Imani Solan


Montebello, NY

55m, 100m, 200m

6.94, 12.08, 24.08

Rachel Stremme

Ocean City

Seaville, NJ

800m, 400IH

2:09.84, 1:03.82

Kristen Tilley


Windham, NH



Karli Visconto

Nazareth Academy

Philadelphia, PA

800m, 1600m

2:12.88, 4:56.71

Marin Warner



800m, 1600m, XC/5K

2:13.07, 4:49.88, 17:28

Rachel Wilson

Homewod Flossmoor

Flossmoor, IL

Discus, Shot

127'8.5" (38.92m), 41'2" (12.54m)


Kurt Convey

Coral Reef

Miami, FL

1600m, 3200m

4:16.32, 9:13.36

William Duchow

Kettle Moraine

Pewakee, WI

100m, 200m

11.09, 21.62

Paul Ehmann



800m, 1600m

1:55.68, 4:17

Ryan Finch


Thousand Oaks, CA

400m, 800m

47.86, 1:53.79

Kory Fitzgerald

Half Hallow Hills West

Dix Hills, NY



Elias Graca

Fox Chapel Area

Cheswick, PA

400m, 800m

50.62, 1:50.86

Christian Kildal-Brandt



100m, 200m, 400m, 800m

10.87, 22.09, 48.85, 1:54.80

Kevin Monogue

Lake Braddock

Burke, VA

1600m, 3200m, XC/5K

4:20.51, 9:15.64, 15:19

Reginal Murphy

Evanston Township

Evanston, IL

60m, 100m

6.56, 10.87

Joe Novak

Catholic Memorial

Donsman, WI

800m, 1600m

1:52.53, 4:13.99

Luke Petela

Haddon Township


800m, 1600m, 3200m, XC/5K

1:53.78, 4:11.78, 8:58.32, 15:31

Calvery Rodgers

Greece Odyssey

Rochester, NY

200m, 400m

21.52, 48.15

Eric Sheng


Glen Head, NY

Hammer, Shot

213'2.25" (64.97m), 50'10.25" (15.50m)

Sam Webb


Yardley, PA

3200m, XC/5K

9:06.13, 15:26

Lance Yassay

Detroit Catholic Central

Livonia, MI

HJ, Multi

6'7.25" (2.01m)