Track prepares for Penn Relays
April 22, 2012, 11:10 pm · Updated April 23, 2012, 11:32 pm·
In their final tune-ups before this weekend’s Penn Relays, the Penn men’s and women’s track teams posted a number of impressive performances.
For the men, split up between Princeton’s Larry Ellis Invitational and the Widener Invitational, both individuals and relay teams experienced success.
At Widener, both the 4×100-meter and 4×400-meter relays proved victorious, with Brent Jules and Colin Donnelly contributing to the winning effort on both squads. Senior Mike Vido also was a winner in the 10,000-meter race with a time of 32:38.83.
At Princeton, sophomore Karl Ingram posted a solid seventh-place performance in the javelin, notching a long throw of 59.36 meters.
The women’s team also represented the Red and Blue well at Larry Ellis.
Junior Morgan Wheeler won the javelin with a long toss of 43.78 meters on her first throw, while sophomore Kersie Jhabvala placed seventh in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:14.12.
Also impressive was the 4×100m team of Gabrielle Piper, Leah Brown, Nony Onyeador and Emily Townsend. The quartet posted a time of 46.12, good enough for the second-fastest time in school history and second at the meet.
With Princeton in the books, the Red and Blue can look forward now to the 118th annual Penn Relays, the world’s largest and oldest relay meet.