Men’s track competes in season-opening Danny Curran Invitational

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia University men's track team took part in the Danny Curran Invitational at Widener University to open its 2015 season.

The season opened on Friday night when Tim Malloy (Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield) and Kurt Palumbo (Philadelphia, Pa./Pennridge) ran in the 5,000-meter run. Malloy posted a 45th-place finish with a time of 16:40.51, while Palumbo had the 60th-place time of 17:54.85.

The Rams started Saturday off with a 13th-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay. The team of Adam Garramone (Randolph, N.J./Randolph), Patrick Lehman (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum), Corey Pedersen (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), and Eric Przyuski (Audubon, N.J./Methacton) had a time of 46.98.

In the 1,500-meter run, Eric Lacy (Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield) led the team with the 13th-place time of 4:09.64. Zac Garman (Monroe, Mich./Monroe) was 21st (4:13.14), while Cody Borders (Hanover, Pa./South Western) was 40th (4:19.26). Jake Wong placed 90th with a time of 4:44.73.

Garman paced Philadelphia in the 400-meter dash, finishing in ninth with a time of 2:01.76. Lacy crossed the finish line in 2:02.87 to take 13th and Wong had the 57th-place time of 2:13.14.

Przyuski and Pedersen also competed in the 200- and 400-meter dash. Przyuski posted a pair of 61st-place finishes with a 200-time of 25.22 and a 400-time of 55.85. Pedersen was 77th in the 200 with a time of 26.37 and added an 80th-place time of 1:00.22 in the 400.

In the 100-meter run, Lehman took 36th place with time of 11.99 and Garramone completed the race in 12.13 to come in 42. Alec Fixl (New Tripoli, Pa./Northwestern) recorded the 20th-place time of 1:01.76 in the 400-meter high hurdles.

Borders had the ninth-best time of 10:29.21 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, while Mike Duvally (Glen Cove, N.Y./Chaminade) posted the 18th-place time of 11:09.06.

Philadelphia's next event is the Colonial Relay at William & Mary on Thursday, April 2.