Day One Recap
BOSTON, Mass. - Both the distance medley relay and the 4x800 team scored for the University of Pennsylvania men's indoor track and field teamon Sunday at the IC4A Championshipsinside the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.
Of the 52 teams that scored at the meet, Penn finished in a tie for 33rd with eight points. The Quakers were third among Ivy League teams at the meet as Albany won the IC4A team title with 68.5 points.
The 4x800 relay team nearly brokea 33-year-old school record, turning inthe best finish of the postseason meet for the Quakers as they garnered five points with a fourth-place finish. The Red and Blue finished in 7:30.57, nearly becoming the first Quakers foursome to break the 7:30 mark in the event. It was just behindPenn'sindoor 4x800 record of 7:30.3 set in 1977. Penn was the top Ivy finisher as Albany won the eventwith a time of7:28.18.
The distance medley relay team was the firstto scorefor the Quakers. Thesquad didn't match their season-best time from the first day of competition, butonce again broke the 10-minute mark. They placed sixth, earning three points. Their time of 9:59.60 just beatseventh-place Amherst to the finish line as Harvard claimed the titleat 9:44.18.
The 4x400 relay team was consistent this weekend. They qualified for the finals on Saturday with a time of 3:14.45 and then nearly duplicated that exact finish on championship Sunday, placing ninth with a time of 3:14.50.
With the conclusion of theIC4A Championships, the 2010 indoor season comes to a close. In two weeks, the outdoor season begins in North Carolina with the Wake Forest Open onMarch 19-20.
Penn at the IC4A's
55-Meter Hurdles: 23-Sinclair (7.90)
400 Meters: 34-Carey (49.29)
Mile: 22-Weinstein (4:11.79)
Pole Vault: 10-Foreman (4.90m)
4x400 Relay: 9-Penn (3:14.45p, 3:14.50f)
4x800 Relay: 5-Penn (7:36.70p, 7:30.57f)
Distance Medley Relay: 6-Penn (9:55.64p, 9:59.60f)