Records Fall as Crook Wins Pole Vault at ECAC Championships


Princeton, N.J. – Senior Sam Crook won the pole vault for the University of Pennsylvania at the 22nd ECAC Championships held at William Weaver Stadium on the campus of Princeton University on Saturday afternoon. The 4x100m and 4x400m relays and freshman Jesse Carlin in the 400m advanced to the finals on Sunday.

Crook broke her own school record in the event clearing a height of 4.0m (13’1”) to win the ECAC title. Also scoring for the Quakers was sophomore Catrina Chisholm in the hammer, finishing eighth with a toss of 52.74m (173’). Sophomore Tina Morrison finished ninth in the 800m with a personal best 2:08.52, while freshman Stacy Kim qualified for the NCAA Regional meet and the finals in the 1500m with a time of 4:27.12. Her time is the second best in school history. Junior Dana McCurdy placed 11th in the 400m hurdles with a time of 62.00

Carlin advanced to the finals in the 400m running a personal best 54.70 which is 0.4 seconds faster than her second best time in school history and just 0.1 off the 15-year old school record. The 4x100m relay team of Carlin, freshman Shaunee Morgan, sophomore Krysta Copeland and senior Izu Emeagawali advanced to the finals with a time of 46.59 which is a new school record. The 4x400m quartet of Carlin, Morgan, McCurdy and Copeland advanced to the finals with the second fastest time of the day – 3:41.21.

Emeagwali finished 19th in the 100m trials with a time of 12.38 and 25th in the 200m trials in a time of 25.40. Morgan was 10th in the 200m trials with a time of 24.53.

In the 5,000m race held on Friday night, senior Claire Duncan finished third with a time of 16:50.49, while freshman Stacy Kim took 12th overall in a time of 17:06.37. Duncan’s time is the sixth fastest in school history, while Kim’s time is the 10th best.

The Quakers currently stand in fifth place with 17 team points. Penn will conclude action at the 2005 ECAC Championships on Sunday afternoon.

Written by Heather Palmer