PRINCETON, N.J. - In addition to several all-time top 10 marks, the University of Pennsylvania track and field teams posted a pair of wins on Saturday at the Princeton Invitational.
Sophomore Storm Dublirer won the men's 500 meters for the Quakers. He sprinted to a finish of 1:07.31 to top the field of 13. It was his first career individual win and a personal record time.
The women also posted a winner in freshmanBarbara Biney, who won the 60 meters with a time of 7.73. Biney was also eighth in the 200 meters with a finish of 26.05 and eighth in the long jump 5.43 (17-09.75 ft.).
In the men's shot put, senior Marcus LaRoche moved up in the Penn record book with his toss of 16.80 meters (55 feet, 1 1/2 inches). That was his final throw of the day and placed him fourth at the meet and fourth in the school record book.
The Quakers also earned another spot in the shot put record book on the women's side. Freshman Taylor Hojnackiis now eighth all-time at Penn in the event after her second toss of the day landed at 13.16 meters (43-02.25 ft.). That also earned here a top five finish at the meet.
Junior Sam Mattis improved upon his eighth-place standing in the school record book with a personal-best toss for the second week in a row. He finished second in the weight throw with a toss of 17.75 meters (58-03 ft.).
JuniorRachel Hlatkywas the runner-up and top collegian in the women's 400 meters. She finished just outside the Penn record book with a finish of 57.59.
Junior Thomas Pitt was third in the men's high jump after he cleared 2.04 meters (6-08.25 ft) on his first attempt, while senior Jordan Jett was sixth in the men's long jump with a leap of 6.60 meters (21-08 ft.).
Also on the women's side,Lily Huntsman was sixth in the 1,000 meters at 3:03.70, and Shannon McCarthy was eighth in the mile at 5:12.01.
Other top finishers for the men included, senior Kyle Webster in the 60-meter hurdles, who finished seventh in a time of 8.38.JuniorBrandon Seniorwas tops for the Quakers and sixth overall in the men's 200 meters with a personal-best performance of 22.77. Meanwhile, the freshman duo ofJames BuserandJonathan Goodsonfinished sixth (2:35.36) and seventh (2:35.71), respectively, in the 1,000 meters.
Next up for the Quakers is a trip to the world famous Armory in New York City. Penn will compete in the Armory Invitational on Friday and Saturday.