Two More Records Fall as Women's Track Finishes Fifth at ECAC Championships


Princeton, N.J. – The University of Pennsylvania women’s track team finished fifth at the 2005 ECAC Championships on Sunday afternoon at the William Weaver Stadium on the campus of Princeton University. Freshman Jesse Carlin broke school record in the 400m, while the 4x100m relay team broke their own school record and established a new Ivy League record.

Carlin broke Jeria Wilds’ 15-year old record in the 400m by 0.25 seconds. Carlin placed second in the event with a time 54.41 and qualified for NCAA Regionals. The quartet of Carlin, freshman Shaunee Morgan, sophomore Krysta Copeland and senior Izu Emeagwali placed sixth in the 4x100m relay and broke their own record set yesterday en route to establishing a new Ivy League record. Cornell set the League record of 46.32 in 2003.

The 4x800m relay team of sophomore Tina Morrison, sophomore Jill Connell, freshman Claire Kim and senior Rachel Daily finished second in the event with a time of 8:57.39, which is the second fastest time in school history. In the 4x400m relay, the foursome of Carlin, Morgan, junior Dana McCurdy and Copeland finished third with a time of 4:40.32.

Freshman Stacy Kim finished sixth in the finals of the 1500m run with a time of 4:31.44. Junior Charity Payne took 12th in the shot put with a throw of 13.28 (43’7”).

The University of Pittsburgh won the meet, while Cornell finished second followed by West Virginia in the third, Northeastern in fourth and Penn and Rutgers tied for fifth.

The Quakers will return to action at the NCAA Regional Championships at Randall’s Island, N.Y. on May 27-29.

Written by Heather Palmer