Chisholm and Payne Take Top Prize at Widener Invitational


Chester, Pa. – Several members of the University of Pennsylvania women’s track meet competed at the Widener Invitational on Saturday. Junior Charity Payne and sophomore Catrina Chisholm won the discus and hammer, respectively.

Payne won the discus with a throw of 139’10” which is a personal best and fifth furthest throw in Penn program history. Chisholm won the hammer with a heave of 169’07” which outdistanced the closes competitor by over 22 feet.

Junior Lauren Davis grabbed the third spot in the pole vault, clearing a height of 10’6”Freshman Brittany Middlebrooks took fifth in the long jump with a leap of 16’04.50” while Rachel Dailey’s jump of 5’2” was good enough for fifth in the high jump. Jamie Liberti placed sixth in the 800m in a time of 2:19.2, while Chishlom picked up a sixth-place finish in the discus with a heave of 115’03”. Rookies Erica Denhoff and Georgina Owino finished fifth and eight, respectively, in the discus and hammer with a throw of 109’08” and 126’, respectively Hayley Cusack finished ninth in the 400m with a time of 59.61, while Leslie Wilson claimed the ninth spot in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.72.

The Penn women’s track team will be back in action on April 28, 29 and 30 at the 111th Penn Relays on Franklin Field. A schedule of events and results can be found on