Five Quakers Earn Spot on England-Bound Squad

PHILADELPHIA - Five Penn women's track athletes won their events on a rainy Saturday morning against Cornell to earn a spot on a team that will travel to England in June.

Jesse Carlin ran the 400 in 55.00 seconds to place first, while Stacy Kim ran the 1,500 in 4:29.24 to win the event. School record-holder Dana McCurdy won the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:01.20.

In field event action, Crista McDonald placed first in the pole vault with a 3.50-meter jump, while Charity Payne won the shot put with a toss of 14.06 meters.

Aside from the five winners, the Quaker coaching staff will select at least three more to join the team that will take on Oxford and Cambridge at the legendary Iffley Road Track in England. The squad will be comprised of the Cornell and Penn athletes who won today's events (both schools are guaranteed at least eight athletes).

Other top finishes for Penn included the women's 4x400 relay team, which placed first with a time of 3:55.75, and Catrina Chisholm, who notched a season-best 51.77 meters in the hammer throw.

Cornell won the dual meet, winning 13 of 19 events to defeat the Quakers, 103-60.

The Quakers return to action next weekend at the 112th running of the Penn Relays Carnival.