STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - For the second meet in a row, junior Anna Aagenes qualified for the ECAC Championships as the University of Pennsylvania indoor women's track and field team finished the final day of competition at the Penn State National on Saturday.
Aagenes ran under the time needed for the ECAC's with her 2:14.19 finish in the 800 meters. It was the first time this season the Doylestown, Pa., native competed in the event as she placed 13th. It is the second event in which she has reached an ECAC time as she did so in the 1,000 meters with her effort at the Great Dane Classic on Jan. 23.
Sophomore Rachel Villa had the top time in her heat of the 500-meter dash. Her time of 1:16.33 was less than four-tenths off the time needed to qualify for the ECAC Championships and placed her eighth in the event.
Freshman Kristen Judge had her best effort of the season in the high jump, clearing 1.63 meters (5 feet, 4 1/4 inches), and finished 10th in the event.
Yelizaveta Lozovatskaya was 11th in the pole vault. She surpassed 3.36 meters (11-00.25 ft.) on her second attempt. Junior Kathryn Gevitz was 13th in the triple jump. Her first leap of 11.42 meters (37-05.75 ft.) was her best.
In the relay events, the 3,200-meter team was sixth with a time of 9:34.47 and the 1,600-meter relay team was just under an ECAC qualifying time. They placed 18thwith a finish of3:54.10.
On Friday, senior Leah Brogan was just 13 seconds from provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the 5,000 meters with her ECAC time of 16:58.47.
The competition will not get any easier for the Quakers as they head to the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at The Armory in New York, N.Y. The two-day meet is traditionally one of the largest and most competitive in the country during the indoor season.