Aagenes Scores at ECAC's for Women's Track and Field


PRINCETON, N.J. - Junior Anna Aagenes finished fourth in the 800 meters for the University of Pennsylvania women's track and field team to highlight the final day of competition at the 2009 ECAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Princeton, N.J., Sunday afternoon.

With Aagenes' fourth-place finish, she accounted for all five points scored by the Quakers at the ECAC championship meet. That score placed Penn in 42nd place overall, with 59 of the competing teams garnering points. Connecticut won the 2009 ECAC title with 88 points.

Aagenes set a career best in the 800 meters (2:07.44) during the preliminaries of the event on Saturday - a time which also places her third in the Penn record book. With that effort she entered the finals as the sixth-seed. She surpassed her seeding with a time of 2:10.46 and got the Quakers on to the scoreboard. She'll run in two weeks with a chance to reach the NCAA Championships.

In the javelin, senior Deanna Morelli placed 18th with her best toss of the day measuring 37.80 meters (124 feet). The outing marked the final competition for Morelli in a Penn uniform. She finishes her career in the Penn record book as she had the sixth-best toss in team history earlier this season.

Penn had two competitors in the triple jump. Senior Camille Richard finished just outside the scoring with a 10th-place finish, while junior Kathryn Gevitz was 18th overall. In Richard's final meet, her best jump measured 11.91 meters (39-01 ft.). It marked the third time this season in which the West Vancouver, British Columbia, native surpassed the 39-foot mark. Like Morelli, Richard also ends her career with her name in the school record book as she sits in the top-10 all-time in the triple jump. Gevitz topped out at 11.70 meters (38-04.75 ft.).

The conclusion of the ECAC Outdoor Championships does not mean the end of the season for the Penn women's track and field team. They will have two representatives - Aagenes and senior Leah Brogan - competing at the NCAA East Regional Championships in Charlotte, N.C., May 29-30.