PHILADELPHIA - Penn's Dana McCurdy highlighted the day with a 1:00.7 in the 400 hurdles, setting a school record and qualifying for regionals at the Penn Invitational Saturday at Franklin Field.
Along with McCurdy's record-setting effort, the Quakers got top finishes from several athletes at the meet, including Shaunee Morgan's first-place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12:41. Christina Morrison turned in another stellar performance with a 2:09.58 in the 800 to place first; her time was the third-fastest in school history. Jamie Liberti won the 1,500, clocking in at 4:33.04 for the seventh-fastest time at Penn. Stacy Kim placed third in the same eventat 4:35.30.
Other strong runners in the track events includedKara Kopp's 27.59 in the 200and a third-place finish by Jeanette Curtis in the100 hurdles (15.15).
Charity Payne highlighted the field events for Penn, as she placed first in the shot put with a throw of 13.30 meters. Whitney Tagliavinitook second place in the long jump with a5.23-meter leap.
The team will travel to New Haven, Conn., for a tri-meet with Ivy League rivals Yale and Princetonnext Saturday.