Piper Earns Second-Team All-Ivy Honors

Women's 2011 Indoor All-Ivy Teams

PHILADELPHIA - Following a school-record performance for the University of Pennsyvlania women's indoor track and field team at the 2011 Indoor Heptagonal Championships, freshman Gabrielle Piper was named second-team All-Ivy by the league office on Monday.

Piper, who set the school record on two occasions at the meet, was the runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles. On Saturday, the Marietta, Ga., native broke the five-year-old Penn standard of 8.78 set by Jeanette Curtis. Piper finished the preliminaries in 8.75, only to top the new mark within 24 hours. In the finals on Sunday, the Lassiter High School product became the first Quaker in program history to break 8.7 seconds in the event. She did so with a second-place time of 8.64.

Piper accounted for 12 of Penn's 27.33 points at the championship meet. She also placed fourth in the 60 meters with a career-best time of 7.69. That mark is the third-best time in school history and earned the Quakers four more points.

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.

Piper is among the Penn qualifiers for the ECAC Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Boston, Mass.