PHILADELPHIA – The Columbia men’s distance medley relay had a strong showing at the second day of the 2011 Penn Relays at Frankin Field, as the squad came in sixth overall in the Championship of America race. 

The prestigious event featured some of the top distance teams in the nation, and the Lions held their own. Junior Adam Behnke led off for Columbia in the 1200m, splitting 2:58.90. First-year Samuel Miner ran the 400 leg for the Lions, clocking in 49.09, while first-year Harrison McFann ran the 800m in 1:51.67. Sophomore Mark Feigen ran the anchor leg for Columbia, and had a strong performance in the mile, moving the Lions up several spots in the standings. He came in at 4:05.27, giving the Lions a sixth place finish. The team finished with a time of 9:44.91. 

Columbia has one relay squad left to compete this weekend: the men’s 4x800m relay will compete in the Championship of America race. Complete schedules and results are available at www.pennrelaysonline.com.