Women's Performance List | Women's Updated Indoor Record Book
PHILADELPHIA - For the second straight week, the University of Pennsylvania women's indoor track and field team heads to New York City to compete in the historic Armory. The Red and Blue will participate in the Great Dane Classic Friday night.
The Great Dane Classic begins at 12:30 p.m. The track events start with women’s seeded 5,000 meters, and for field events, the women’s weight throw. The championship sections start at 5:30 p.m., with the women’s mile and end at 7:15 with the 4x400-meter relay.
Last week, senior Victoria Strickland claimed victory in the 1,000 meters at the NYRR Saturday Night at the Armory and the Quakers placed third as a team in their first meet of 2012. Strickland and senior Veronica Salcido provided a one-two finish for the Quakers in the 1,000 meters. Strickland won the event with an ECAC qualifying time of 2:55.14, while Salcido clocked out at 2:56.52. Senior Renee McDougall also reached the ECAC qualifying time. She did so in the 400 meters where she won her heat and finished second overall (56.31).
At the 2011 edition of the Great Dane Classic, Christina Cohick claimed her first collegiate victory and the Quakers were third as a team. Cohick became the second freshman Quaker in as many years to win the 5,000 meters at this meet (Leslie Kovach did so with a meet record time of 17:08.46 in 2010). Cohick's winning time of 17:42.24 was followed closely by Kersie Jhbvala’s second-place effort of 17:45.04. Freshman Brooke Hamscher had the third-best pole vault in school history. She passed the bar at 3.60 meters (11 feet, 9 3/4 inches) to place second. Kovach broke the five-minute mark in the mile for the first time in her career. She crossed the finish line in 4:59.11.
A full recap of the meet will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the completion of the day's events.