ECAC Championships Up Next for Women's Track and Field

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Penn's Postseason Qualifiers

PHILADELPHIA - Seven members of the University of Pennsylvania women's indoor track and field team and all three relays qualified for this weekend's ECAC Championships. In all, the Quakers could have athletes participating in up to 13 events at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on Saturday and Sunday in Boston, Mass.

The two-day postseason meet begins with the hurdles portion of the pentathlon on Saturday at 9 a.m. Non-pentathlon field events will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the long jump and shot put. The only final to be contested on the track on Saturday will be the 5,000-meter run at 3:45 p.m. Day One concludes at 4:40 p.m. with the trials of the 4x800 relay. Championship Sunday kicks off with the pole vault final at 11 a.m., followed by the weight throw and triple jump finals at noon. The distance medley relay will be the first track final to be decided, starting at 1 p.m. Finally, the 4x800 relay final closes out the championships at 3:20 p.m., with the awards ceremony following at 3:40 p.m.

Senior Jamie Massarelli qualified for the ECAC Championships in three events – the 400 meters, 500 meters, and 800 meters. Four other Red and Blue members are eligible in two events apiece. This includes freshmen Leslie Kovach (3,000 and 5,000 meters), sophomore Paige Madison (400 and 500 meters), junior Kali Strother (200 and 400 meters), and senior Kathryn Gevitz (triple jump and long jump).

Gevitz is coming off of a Heptagonal title win in the triple jump last weekend. Her leap of 12.16 meters (39 feet, 10 3/4 inches) was a career-best and it earned her first-team All-Ivy recognition. The 4x400 relay team also received All-Ivy honors as the Quakers finished sixth as a team at the Heptagonal Indoor Championships last weekend.

Last season, the Quakers sent 14 qualifiers to the ECAC Championships. Current senior Anna Aagenes made it to the final of the 800 meters and finished in fifth place. The 4x800 relay team also finished in fifth place in its final. Overall, Penn placed 34th, earning eight points at the meet.

In the event that members of the team reach NCAA qualifying times during the meet, they will next travel to the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships March 12-13 in Fayetteville, Ark.

A complete recap of the ECAC Championships will be available at PennAthletics.com following each day's events.