Women's Track and Field Dominate at Lafayette Rider Winter Games


NEW YORK, N.Y.—The Penn women’s track team stepped up on Saturday, running away with the lead in eight events at the Lafayette Rider Winter Games.

Shaunee Morgan led the Quakers, winning the 60 meter dash and the 200 meter dash with times of 7.58 and 24.40, respectively. Both finishes were ECAC-qualifying times.

Claire Kim won the 1 mile with an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:49.83. Kinjal Parikh finished second in the race and also qualified for ECACs with a time of 5:00.14.

Claire’s sister Stacy won an event of her own also, finishing first in the 1,000 meters to qualify for ECACs with a time of 2:47.06.

Jesse Carlin notched another ECAC-qualifying time in the 400 meters, finishing first with a time of 55.39.

Anna Aagenes finished second in the 800 meters with an ECAC-qualifying time of 2:13.25, and was the lead-off leg in the 4x800 team that finished first and qualified for ECACs in 8:50.79. Claire Kim ran the second leg of the relay, Stacy Kim third while Parikh anchored the team.

Penn’s 4x400 meter relay team also won its race, with a time of 3:54.22. Kelly Allred led off the team while Jamie Massarelli ran second, Laura McDaniel ran third and Lauren Blake anchored the squad.

Off the track, the Quakers won two field events and dominated the triple jump.

Camille Richard led Penn to finish first in the triple jump, qualifying for ECACs with a distance of 11.79m.

Stephanie McIntyre came in second in the event, also qualifying for ECACs at 11.75m.

Kathryn Gevitz came in third in the triple jump, notching a distance of 11.42m.

Gevitz also won the long jump with a distance of 5.56m.

In the pole vault, Yelizaveta Lozovatskaya finished fourth at 3.45m.