Wojdowski and Calvo Score Points for Quakers at the IC4A Championships


Princeton, N.J. – Senior Neal Wojdowski finished second in the pole vault to lead the University of Pennsylvania men’s track team at the 129th IC4A Championships held at William Weaver Stadium on the campus of Princeton University.

Wojdowski cleared a height of 5.05m (16’7”) to claim the runner-up spot. Freshman Kyle Calvo finished fourth in the decathlon with 6,778 points. His point total is the ninth best in Penn history. Freshman Tim Kaijala placed ninth in the 800m with a time of 1:50.92, while junior Jim Malizia finished 14th in the javelin with a toss of 58.41 (191’). The quartet of freshmen Reid McEwen and John Guzman, sophomore Carson Schmiett and Courtney Jaworski took 12th in the 4x800m with a time of 7:37.24.

In the 100m dash, sophomore Grafton Ifill finished 14th with a time of 14.71, while freshman David Whitehurst was 12th in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.54.

In the 10,000m event held on Friday night, freshman Michael Cassidy (30:52.74) and Ian Foley (30:55.64) finished 16th and 18th, respectively.

The Quakers stand in 11th place with 14 points. Penn will conclude action at the 2005 IC4A Championships on Sunday.

Written by Heather Palmer