Stacy Kim Earns Bid to NCAA Championships

GREENSBORO,N.C.- Penn's Stacy Kim placed fourth in the 1,500 meter run at the NCAA Regional track meet this weekend in Greensboro, N.C., to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Kim clocked in at 4.23.67 to set a new school record and become the only Quaker that will compete in the year's final meet in Sacramento, Calif., on June 7-10.

The women's 4x400 meter relay squad of Dana McCurdy, Shaunee Morgan, Pari Hashemi and Jesse Carlin ran a 3:42.58 to place seventh in their flight, but did not qualify for nationals.

McCurdy ran a solid 1:00.20 in the 400 meter hurdles, a time which would have broken the school record she had set twice this season, but the race was deemed wind-aided so the record did not count. Despite her exceptional time, a tough field prevented her from qualifying.

Whitney Tagliavini had a 5.74m leap in the long jump event, finishing seventh in her heat on Friday. Charity Payne placed third in her flight in the shot put event with a toss of 13.88m.

Sophomore Jesse Carlin, who won the 400 meter event at the Ivy League Heptagonals and the ECAC Championships, ran a 53.88 im the 400 meters on Friday, but did not qualify.

Christina Morrison placed fourth in her heat with a 2:11.96 in the 800 meter run.

The top five finishers in each individual event and the top three finishers in relays qualify for the NCAA Championship Meet.