Postseason Continues for 16 Women's Track and Field Members

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PHILADELPHIA – There will be 16 members of the University of Pennsylvania women’s track and field team traveling across the Delaware River to participate in the ECAC Outdoor Championships at Weaver Track Stadium in Princeton, N.J., May 15-17.

The 26th annual Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship meet begins at 1 p.m. on Friday. Admission on Friday is free, while Saturday and Sunday are ticketed. A two-day ticket is $16 for adults and $8 for children, seniors and students. A one-day ticket for either Saturday or Sunday is $10 for adults and $5 for children, seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at the Southeast corner of Princeton Stadium.

The first event that features a Quaker will be senior Kinjal Parikh in the 5,000 meters at 7:40 p.m. on Friday. The rest of the Quakers will begin the ECAC meet on Saturday, starting with the 400-meter relay team at 2:45 p.m. Senior Whitney Tagliavini (long jump) and junior Yelizaveta Lozovatskaya (pole vault) start their events at 3 p.m. Penn will also have runners in the 400 meters (4:05 p.m.) and the 800 meters (4:50 p.m.) prior to the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter relays Saturday night beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Sunday will include finals for all the Quakers that advanced in their respective events in addition to several field events. Senior Deanna Morelli competes in the javelin at 10:30 a.m., senior Camille Richard and junior Kathryn Gevitz are in the triple jump at 11 a.m., and freshman Kristen Judge is in the high jump at 1 p.m.

The Quakers are coming off a seventh-place finish at the 2009 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships last weekend. At the Ivy championship meet, Penn saw four different individuals and a relay team set new season-bests. Two more individuals broke career marks, including sophomore sprinter Kali Strother who did so on two occasions in the 200 meters in back-to-back days.

Two Quakers – senior Leah Brogan (5,000 meters) and junior Anna Aagenes (800 meters) – have already assured themselves of another meet following the ECAC Championships with NCAA Regional qualifying times. The rest of the Quakers will look to extend their seasons as well with the NCAA East Regional Championships beginning Friday, May 29, in Greensboro, N.C.

For complete results of the ECAC Outdoor Championships, log on to shortly after the conclusion of each day’s events.