2010 Indoor All-Ivy Teams
PHILADELPHIA - Senior Kathryn Gevitz earned first-team All-Ivy honors, while sophomores Paige Madison, Victoria Strickland, Renee McDougall and senior Jamie Massarelli all earned second-team honors for their performances at the 2010 Heptagonal Indoor Championships last weekend inside Dartmouth's Leverone Field House.
Gevitz won the heptagonal title in the triple jump to become the first member of the Red and Blue to earn first-team recognition in the event since Lisa El did so in 1996. Gevitz had a career-best leap of 12.16 meters (39 feet, 10 3/4 inches) to win the championship. The jump moved her into fourth-place all-time at Penn in the indoor triple jump and qualified her for the ECAC Championships. The Oak Park and River Forest product is also eligible for the ECAC's in the long jump.
Madison, Strickland, McDougall and Massarelli all garnered their All-Ivy distinction for their runner-up finish in the 4x400 relay. The team finished in 3:48.72 to place second behind Cornell's time of 3:45.54. This is the second All-Ivy honor for Madison and McDougall. The pair was also named to the All-Ivy second team at the 2009 Outdoor Heptagonals as a part of the 4x100 relay team that finished as the runner-up at Franklin Field.
The top Ivy League performers in each individual event and the top team in each relay event earn selection to the All-Ivy League indoor track and field first team. The second Ivy finishers earn second-team honors.
Several Quakers will be heading to Boston, Mass., this weekend for the 2010 ECAC Championships. The meet will take place at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on March 6-7, is also the final chance to qualify for the NCAA Championships.