Penn Women Notch Two First Place Finishes at Penn State Open


STATE COLLEGE, Pa.--The Quaker women's track and field teamcompeted at the Penn State Open, Saturday in State College, Pa. Senior Jesse Carlin came close to her personal best—and a new school record—in the 400m with her fourth-place time of 55.71. The indoor record at Penn is 55.59 and was set by Carlin in February of 2006. This weekend'stime qualified her for ECACs, but was just shy of the NCAA provisional mark.

Carlin also ran the third leg of the distance medley relay that was just seconds off the NCAA provisional time. Cross country phenoms Claire and Stacy Kim ran lead-off and anchor, respectively with Shaunee Morgan taking the second leg. The team clocked a time of 11:32.61 and paced the field. Though missing the NCAA mark, the team easily qualified for ECACs.

Other top finishes for Penn came in the 3000m where junior Kinjal Parikh (10:11.20) and senior Jamie Liberti (10:26.59) took the top two spots. Carol Xu and Erin Comerford also finished in the top 10.

The Quakers picked up two top-10 finishes in the 1000m run. Junior Charlotte Lawson finished seventh with a time of 3:01.68, while sophomore Anna Aaganes marked a new personal best with a time of 3:02.94 in ninth place.

Off the track, sophomore Yelizaveta Lozovatskaya finished fifth in the pole vault at 3.35m.

Penn had three finish in the top 10 of the triple jump, with freshman Stephanie McIntyre in fifth place at 11.39m. Junior Camille Richard finished just behind her in sixth at 11.34m.

Penn continues its indoor season Jan. 25, back at the Great Dane Classic at the Armory in New York City.