Boston Wins Heptathlon at Heps


PRINCETON, N.J.--Senior Shani Boston scored 5,152 to win her first Ivy crown in the heptathlon. Her performance also set Penn's record in the event. As a team, Penn finished in sixth place with 64 team points.

Boston led with 3,092 points after day one and four events (100m hurdles: 14.94, high jump: 1.60m, shot put: 12.77m, 200m: 26.04). In day two, Boston extended her lead with strong performances in the long jump (5.73m), javelin throw (37.18m)and 800m (2:31.15).

Boston’s win in the heptathlon earned the Quakers 10 team points.

Pari Hashemi brought eight points for her second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.19. Kinjal Parikh, Christina Morrison, Claire Kim and Anna Aagenes came together in the 4x800 relay to give the Quakers eight more points with a second-place time of 8:57.66.

Third-place finishes were brought home by the 4x400 relay team (Jamie Massarelli, Jesse Carlin, Pari Hashemi, Lauren Blake), which ran a time of 3:43.67, as well asAnna Aagenes in the 800 (2:11.76) and senior Catrina Chisholm in the hammer throw (50.08m).

Scoring four points (with fourth-place finishes) were Kathleen Librizzi with a mark of 39.06 meters in the javelin throw and Whitney Tagliavini in the long jump (5.80m). Also scoring in the long jump was Camille Richard with a mark of 5.66m. She finished fifth and gave the Red and Blue two points.

Also pulling in fifth-place finishes and two points for the Quakers were Carlin in the 400m dash with a time of 56.29, the 4x100m relay team (Hannah Cope, Kelly Allred, Halloran Cope and Laura McDaniel) at 49.61, and Richard with a mark of 12.05m in the triple jump.

Taking sixth in the triple jump was Kathryn Gevitz, who earned one point with a mark of 11.85 meters. Rounding out the scorers at Heps with sixth-place finishes and one team point were Iman Johnson in the shot put (12.67m) and Hannah Cope in the 100-meter hurdles (14.61). Gevitz and Chelsea Townes shared the last point when they both cleared 1.60m to tie for sixth place in the high jump.