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The Hawks will compete at Franklin Field this Friday and Saturday.
Courtesy: SJU Athletics
Men's Track Prepares for 120th Penn Relays
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  04/21/2014

PHILADELPHIA – The Saint Joseph's men's track and field team is off to the 120th running of the Penn Relays this weekend. The Penn Relay Carnival will take place April 24-26 at the University of Pennsylvania at historic Franklin Field. More than 22,000 athletes from around the world will convene upon Philadelphia to compete in the event, which has seen more competitors enter than any meet in the world.

The Penn Relays announced a partnership with Flotrack, which will see the 2014 Penn Relays streamed live via Flotrack’s “Flo Pro” premium subscription service. In order to view The Penn Relays via Flotrack, fans will need a “Flo Pro” subscription. A monthly subscription costs $19.99.

Flotrack will provide live commentary throughout the three days of The Penn Relays on the track, led by Gordon Mack, Alex Lohr, Isaac Wood, Mitch Kastoff and Ryan Fenton. Live action will broadcast all three days, except for USA vs. The World events which will be broadcast live on NBC Sports on April 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For a complete event rundown, please see below.

Friday, April 25
12:30 PM – 4x1 Heats – Chris Banks, Jon Eisemann, Derrick Henry, Alec Peabody
1:30 PM – 4x2 Heats – Chris Banks, Torey Doaty, Derrick Henry, Alec Peabody
2:25 PM – DMR Championship of America – Quinn Davis, Eddison Gulama, Steve Butenewicz, Aaron Leskow
4:15 PM – 4x4 Heats – Chris Banks, Matthew McGarvey, Peter Larmann, Torey Doaty
6:30 PM – Sprint Medley Championship of America – Chris Banks, Kevin Barry, Christopher Kinney, Brady Deckert

Saturday, April 26
1:47 PM – IC4A 4x1 – TBA
2:40 PM – IC4A 4x2 – TBA
4:40 PM – 4x8
Championship of America – Jamie Gentile, Eddison Gulama, Matthew McGarvey, Steve Butenewicz
5:55 PM – IC4A 4x4 – TBA

The Hawks will also compete at the Lehigh Invitational on Lehigh's Goodman Campus on Saturday, April 26.

LAST TIME OUT – Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational: Recap | Results • Widener Invitational: Recap | Results
The Saint Joseph's men's track and field team competed at both Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational and the Widener Invitational last weekend. At Princeton, sophomore Alec Peabody both won the 100m and qualified for IC4As in the process and anchored the 4x1 that met the IC4A mark to lead four individual Hawks that qualified for the IC4A Championships. 

CURRENT EVENT LEADERS – Team Performance List
Sophomores Alec Peabody (100m, 200m), and Chris Banks (400m) own SJU's top times in the sprints while junior Matthew McGarvey (800m), freshman Dan Savage (3k), and seniors Aaron Leskow (1500m, 5k), and Pat Donnelly (10k) lead the distance events. Rookie hurdler Torey Doaty leads the squad in the 400H and sophomore Quinn Davis boasts SJU's top time in the 3000m steeplechase. Peabody and rookie Prince Charles Yakubu have posted team-best performances in the long and triple jumps, respectively.

HAWKS IN THE ATLANTIC 10 – Conference Performance List
Senior distance standout Aaron Leskow currently leads the Atlantic 10 in both the 1500m (3:45.81) and the 5k (14:09.44) while sophomore Quinn Davis leads the league in the 3000S (9:08.96). The 4x8 of juniors Matthew McGarvey and Jamie Gentile, freshman Eddison Gulama, and junior Steve Butenewicz own the fastest time (7:37.91) in the conference. 12 Hawks rank in the top ten of 11 different events while three of SJU's relays own top-three spots in league standings.

IC4A QUALIFIERS – IC4A Performance List
At this past weekend's Larry Ellis Invitational on the campus of Princeton University, sophomore sprinters Alec Peabody (100m) and Chris Banks (400m) and sophomore distance runner Quinn Davis (3000S) qualified for IC4As in their respective individual events while senior Aaron Leskow improved upon his IC4A seed time in the 5k (14:09.44). Leskow and Davis also qualify in the 1500m while Peabody's indoor-best 200m qualifies the sophomore for both short-sprint events. Seniors Tom O'Kane (1500m) and Pat Donnelly (10k) also qualify on the individual level while SJU's 4x1, 4x4, and 4x8 also qualify.

HAWKS IN THE EASTERN REGION – East Outdoor Qualifying List
For each individual event contested at each of the preliminary championships competition sites, the top 48 declared student-athletes are accepted into competition. Senior distance standout Aaron Leskow currently ranks 31st in the eastern region in the 1500m (3:45.81) and 43rd in the 5k (14:15.53) while sophomore Quinn Davis ranks 52nd in the 3000S (9:08.96).

LIGHTS OUT LESKOW
Senior Aaron Leskow checked in with a 1500m PR of 3:45.81 at the Bison Outdoor Classic two weekends ago and a 5k PR of 14:09.44 at Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational this past weekend. With those performances, Leskow ranks fourth in Saint Joseph's all-time record books in both events.

HIGH-FLYING HAWKS
The Saint Joseph's men's track and field and cross country program recently celebrated its 2013-14 season with its annual awards banquet. Senior Aaron Leskow highlighted the awards section with Most Valuable Performer accolades, while sophomore Quinn Davis (Most Improved), senior Jon Eisemann (Most Dedicated), graduate student Jon Mazzio (Best Teammate), and rookie Torey Doaty (Outstanding Freshman) also earned individual honors.

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