NEW YORK, N.Y. - In one of the most competitive meets in the nation during the indoor season, the 3,200-meter relay, junior Kimberly Shooshan's 1,000-meter run and the triple jumps by junior Kathryn Gevitz and senior Camille Richard qualified for the ECAC's for the University of Pennsylvania women's track and field team this weekend at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in The Armory.
Shooshan was third in her section as she finished with a time of 2:56.07. She became the second Quaker to reach the ECAC qualifying time in the event along with Anna Aagenes. In the fast field, Shooshan finished with the 11th-best time in a group of 36 competitors.
Gevitz was fourth in her flight in the long jump on Friday before her qualifying leap in the triple jump on Saturday. Gevitz was eighth in her flight with a leap of 11.86 meters (38 feet, 11 inches). In the meantime, Richard was fourth in her flight. Her jump of 11.95 meters (39-02.50 ft.) was a career best and is seventh on Penn's all-time list.
The 3,200-meter relay reached the ECAC's with a third-place time of 9:07.56, while the distance medley relay improved upon its ECAC qualifying time. For the first time this season, the distance medley relay broke the 12-minute barrier. They finished third in their section with a time of 11:47.47.
Yelizaveta Lozovatskaya finished in a tie for eighth place in her pole vault competition. She had her best vault of the season, clearing 3.45 meters (11 feet, 3 3/4 inches).
Freshman Kristen Judge tied for first in her high jump competition. She had the best jump of her collegiate career at 1.66 meters (5-05.25 ft.).
Catherine Okoukoni won her flight in the triple jump on Saturday. The freshman topped out at 11.43 meters (37-06 ft.).
Valentine's Day for the team will be spent in New York, N.Y., as they compete in the Virginia Duals at The Armory.