Track & Field Garners Nine All-Ivy Awards

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PHILADELPHIA - Eight members of the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams earned a total of nine All-Ivy honors from the Indoor Heptagonal Championships as announced by the league office on Wednesday. Seven of those are first-team accolades, two of which were earned by junior Thomas Awad, whowas also named the Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet.

Clark Shurtleff, Tom Timmins, Jack Huemmler and Awad were all first-team honorees with their victory in the men's distance medley relay, while freshman Jeff Wiseman won the men's 500 meters and freshman Mike Monroe was tops in the men's high jump to earn first-team distiniction. Awad doubled up on his first-team accolades with a win in the 3,000 meters.

Junior Drew Magaha and freshman Candace Taylor were named to the All-Ivy second team. It was the second straight such honor for Magaha, who finished as the runner-up in the 800 meters. Taylor finished as the runner-up on the women's side of the 500 meters to earn an All-Ivy selection in her first Heps meet.

Awad, who was also the individual Heptagonal cross country champion this year, is now a three-time All-Ivy recipient in track and two-time cross country honoree. This was the first All-Ivy award for each of his relay teammates, who became the first Penn men's DMR to win at Indoor Heps since 1979.

The top Ivy League performers in each individual event and the top team in each relay event earn selection to the All-Ivy League indoor track and field first team. The second Ivy finishers earn second-team honors.