Eight Members of Women's Track Named All-Ivy League

Philadelphia – Junior Charity Payne (Selinsgrove, Pa.) earned first-team All-Ivy League honors while seven members of the University of Pennsylvania women’s indoor track and field team earned second-team All-League honors. The selections are based on the top performances at the 2005 Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships held on Feb. 26-27 in Cambridge, Mass.

Payne captured her second-consecutive shot put title and first-team All-Ivy nod with a throw of 45 feet, 7 ¾ inches. Payne’s throw was the second-longest in the Penn record books.

Sophomore Jeannette Curtis (Ellicott City, Md.) earned second-team All-Ivy accolades in the 60m hurdles by not only placing second in the event, but by breaking the Penn record. Curtis’ time of 8.79 seconds broke the previous standard of 8.83 seconds that was set by JaJuan Gair in 1998.

Also earning second-team All-Ivy honors were senior Sam Crook (Randolph, N.J.) in the pole vault, sophomore Shani Boston (Atlanta, GA) in the pentathlon and the 4x400 relay of freshman Jesse Carlin (Staten Island, N.Y.), freshman Shaunee Morgan (Brooklyn, N.Y.), senior Izu Emeagwali (Rockaway, N.Y.) and sophomore Krysta Copeland (Aurora, Colo.).

Several members of the Quakers will compete at the ECAC Indoor Championships on March 5-6 in Boston, Mass.

-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant