PHILADELPHIA - Several season bests highlighted the second day of the 121st Penn Relays for the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams. The Quakers competed in front of 39,130 fans at Franklin Field on Friday.
To kick off Day Two of the world's oldest and largest relay carnival, the Penn men qualified for the IC4A final with a season-best effort in the 4x100-meter relay.Wyatt David, Brandon Senior, Harrison Scharf and Ben Bowers completed the lap in 41.87 to reach Saturday's final.
On the women's side of the event, Lydia Ali, Taylor McCorkle, Taylor Hennig and Candace Taylor also posted a season-best time and finished fourth in the ECAC final. The quartet finished the 4x100-meter relay in 46.74. It marked the second time in as many weeks that foursome broke 47 seconds in the event.
Pitt advanced to the finals of the College Men's Long Jump with a season-best effort of 7.21 meters, and then bested that on his fifth leap of the day with a mark of 7.33 meters (24 feet, 3/4 inches).
In the Men's Distance Medley Relay Championship of America, the Quakers finished 12th.Clark Shurtleff (3:02.25), Tom Timmins (48.35), Drew Magaha (1:53.17), Thomas Awad (4:10.06) combined to finish in 9:53.81 as Penn topped both Texas and Texas A&M in the event.
Shortly after, the men's 4x400 relay (Kyle Webster, Jeff Wiseman, Senior, Timmins) finished second in the heptagonal race with a season-best performance of 3:14.95.
On the first day of competition, the Quakers posted four all-time top 10 marks, including the fourth-best time in school history and a seventh-place finish in the Women's Distance Medley Relay Championship of America. And during the heptathlon on Wednesday, sophomoreNoel Jancewiczfinished as the runner-up with the third-highest score in program history (5,051). A full recap ishere.
The Penn Relays continue on Friday and Saturday with the majority of the relays, including several more Championship of America races for the Red and Blue. For a complete schedule of events in which the Quakers will be participating,click here.
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Penn Women at the Penn Relays
400H: 40-Dabrowski (1:03.88)
3,000m:8-Hong (9:45.48), 11-Whiting, Cla (9:48.75), 13-Cochrane (9:51.86)
4x100 ECAC: 4-Penn (47.20p, 46.74f)
4x400: 4-Penn (3:50.96)
COA DMR:7-Penn (11:31.68)
COA SMR: 20-Penn (4:05.51)
Discus: 19-Hojnacki (42.28m), 22 - Hill (39.16m)
Hammer: 30-Graf (45.64m)
Javelin Championship: 5-Hay (46.05m)
Javelin College: 12-Graf (42.72m)
Long Jump:23-Jiang (5.46m), 36-Kobolak (5.30m), 40-Berger (5.23m)
Shot Put:32-Graf (12.68m), 41-Hojnacki (12.10m)
Heptathlon:2-Jancewicz (5,051), 12-Fieldman (3,752)
Triple Jump: 22-Thompson (11.78m)
Penn Men at the Penn Relays
5,000m Championship:12-Shearn (14:16.00), 18-Wilson (14:23.70), 22-Smith (14:27.15), 25-Paez (14:33.60)
5,000m College:8-Luciano (14:30.22), 20-Hally (14:48.59), 26-Naff (14:58.27), 29-Webb (15:09.63)
4x100: 24-Penn (41.87)
4x400 Heptagonal: 2-Penn (3:14.95)
COA DMR: 12-Penn (9:53.81)
Decathlon: 5-Collins (5,286)
Pole Vault: 21-Li (4.50m)
Long Jump: 2-Pitt (7.33m)
Discus Throw: 17- Cioffi (49.13m)
Shot Put: 24- Bishop (16.28m)