PHILADELPHIA - The Quaker women's track team set two school records on the first full day of competition at the 112th running of the Penn Relays on Thursday at Franklin Field.
Dana McCurdy broke her own school record in the college women's 400 meter hurdles, set earlier this season at the Penn Invitational, with a time of 1:00.46. Her time, which topped her previous record of 1:00.7, was good enough to place 22nd overall in the race.
While the 400 meter hurdles was the first event of the day, the women's team broke another record late in the afternoon, as the distance medley relay (DMR) team of Christina Morrison, Shaunee Morgan, Jesse Carlin and Stacy Kim, shattered the school record with a time of 11:17.99. The DMR team's record run, which topped the old school mark by nearly 11 seconds, earned the Quakers a fifth-place finish in the event.
In field events, Charity Payne had a 13.89m toss to place sixth in the shot put event, while Whitney Tagliavini jumped 5.84m to place third in the Eastern college women's long jump competition.
The Quakers will be back in action tomorrow on the second full day of Relays competition.