Aagenes, Cope Named to Indoor All-Ivy Second Team

2009 Indoor Performance List

PHILADELPHIA - After impressive individual performances at the 2009 Heptagonal Indoor Championship in Cambridge, Mass, on Feb. 28-March 1, juniors Anna Aagenes and Hannah Cope have earned Indoor All-Ivy second-team honors. Aagenes garnered her distinction in the 800 meters, and Cope in the 60-meter hurdles, as the University of Pennsylvania women’s track and field team was well-represented among the honorees.

The top Ivy League performers in each individual event and the top team in each relay event earn selection to the All-Ivy League track and field first team. The second Ivy finishers earn second team honors.

Aagenes ran a personal-best time of 2:08.80 in the 800 meters at Heptagonals, a feat that reached the NCAA provisional qualifying benchmark and now ranks second-all time in the event at Penn. The junior from Doylestown, Pa., will have once more chance to qualify outright for a place in the NCAA field at the ECAC Championships this weekend.

Meanwhile, Cope was the runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles. After setting a career-best mark in the semi-finals at 8.94, she broke that time less than 24 hours later in the finals. Her second-place time of 8.84 qualifies her for the ECAC Championships and places the Mentor, Ohio, native in third all-time at Penn in the event.

Aagenes, Cope and the rest of the Quakers squad next head to the ECAC Championships March 7-8 in Boston, Mass. The Red and Blue overall have posted ECAC qualifying times in 14 different events.

WOMEN
FIRST TEAM
60-meter dash—Jeomi Maduka, Cornell (Sr., Arlington, Texas)
200-meter dash—Jeomi Maduka, Cornell (Sr., Arlington, Texas)
400-meter dash—Nicole Burns, Brown (Sr., Newburgh, N.Y.)
800-meter run—Kate Grace, Yale (So., Santa Monica, Calif.)
Mile run—Megan Lessard, Columbia (Sr., Manchester, N.H.)
3000-meter run—Claire Richardson, Harvard (So., St. Paul, Minn.)
5000-meter run—Sarah Cummings, Princeton (So., Newport Beach, Calif.)
60-meter hurdles—Dara Wilson, Harvard (Sr., Philadelphia, Pa.)
4x400-meter relay—Cornell—Kelsey Reimnitz, Megan Williams, Erin Payne, Jessica Weyman
4x800-meter relay—Yale—Stephany Reaves, Jennifer Lin, Kelli Buck, Kate Grace
High Jump—Becky Christensen, Harvard (Sr., Celina, Texas)
Pole Vault—Jessica Kloss, Princeton (Sr., Moorestown, N.J.)
Long Jump—Jeomi Maduka, Cornell (Sr., Arlington, Texas)
Triple Jump—Jeomi Maduka, Cornell (Sr., Arlington, Texas)
Shot Put—Danielle Grunloh, Brown (Jr., Effingham, Ill.)
Weight Throw—Maria Matos, Cornell (Sr., Spring, Texas)
Pentathlon—Shannon Flahive, Harvard (Sr., Littleton, Colo.)

SECOND TEAM
60-meter dash—Melissa Hewitt, Cornell (Fr., Brampton, Ontario)
200-meter dash—Melissa Hewitt, Cornell (Fr., Brampton, Ontario)
400-meter dash—Sharay Hale, Columbia (Fr., Milwaukee, Wis.)
800-meter run—Anna Aagenes, Penn (Jr., Doylestown, Pa.)
Mile run—Liz Costello, Princeton (Jr., Strafford, Pa.)
3000-meter run—Sarah Cummings, Princeton (So., Newport Beach, Calif.)
5000-meter run—Jolee Van Leuven, Princeton (Sr., Portland, Ore.)
60-meter hurdles—Hannah Cope, Penn (Jr., Mentor, Ohio)
4x400-meter relay—Columbia—Marissa Smith (Sr., Moreno Valley, Calif.), Kyra Caldwell (Fr., Ypsilanti, Mich.), Laura Vogel (So., Mercer Island, Wash.), Sharay Hale (Fr., Milwaukee, Wis.)
4x800-meter relay—Brown—Rosie Fleming (Fr., Westlake Village, Calif.), Michaeline Nelson (So., McLean, Va.), Emily Mepham (Fr., Sudbury, Mass.), Kesley Ramsey (So., Franklin Lakes, N.J.)
High Jump—Anja Hergrueter, Brown (Jr., Newton, Mass.)
Pole Vault—Natalie Todd-Zebell, Dartmouth (Sr., Portland, Ore.)
Long Jump—Brittan Smith, Harvard (Jr., Chino, Calif.)
Triple Jump—Elisse Douglas, Columbia (Sr., Wyncote, Pa.)
Shot Put—Brynn Smith, Brown (So., Saco, Maine)
Weight Throw—Emily Daly, Dartmouth (Sr., Hopkinton, Mass.)
Pentathlon—Jennifer Lin, Yale (Sr., Raynham, Mass.)