Updated Outdoor Record Book
East Region Performance List
PHILADELPHIA - Its been quite a successful outdoor season already for the University of Pennsylvania women's track and field team, but the young squad looks to add to its record-book denting season this weekend at the 2010 Outdoor ECAC Championships in Princeton, N.J.
The ECAC Championships begin on Friday afternoon with the multi and distance events. The trials for the majority of the track events will take place Saturday afternoon starting with the 4x100-meter relay at 10:30 a.m. The finals on the track begin Sunday at 12:10 p.m. with the 4x100-meter relay. The last event, the 4x400-meter relay, gets underway at 3:05 p.m.
For many of the members of the Red and Blue, this will be the third time this season that they will compete at Princeton's Weaver Stadium. They have already done so for the Princeton Quad (April 10) and the Heptagonal Championships just five days prior to the start of the ECAC meet.
This meet takes on a bit of a different tone this year as a change in NCAA qualifying format has eliminated automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Regional meet. Instead, in each event in the East region, the top 48 times and marks qualify for the NCAA Preliminary Round in Greensboro, N.C., May 27-29. Five Quakers enter the weekend within the top 48 in the region. Junior Kali Strother (26th in the 200 meters), sophomore Paige Madison (21st in the 400-meter hurdles) and senior Kathryn Gevitz (22nd in the long jump) seem to have secured their place in the Preliminary meet. Seniors Anna Aagenes (36th in the 1,500 meters), Jamie Massarelli (43rd inthe 800 meters) and Gevitz (44th in the triple jump) are all currently eligible for the NCAA meet, but may need to post a better time or mark to stay among the qualifiers.
The Red and Blue are coming off of their best finish at the Outdoor Heptagonal Championships since 2006. Behind two school records and heps titles from Gevitz and Strother, the Quakers finished fifth as a team. It marked the best showing for Penn since the program's second-place finish in 2006. Strother became just the second Quaker to ever win the 400 meters Heps title, and one day after setting the school record in the long jump, Gevitz became the first Quaker since 1991 to win both the indoor and outdoor triple jump titles in the same year. In the 400-meter hurdles, Madison became the first Penn woman to ever break the one-minute barrier.
Last year at this meet, the Quakers finished 42nd out of the 59 teams that scored. Anna Aagenes had all of Penn's points with her fourth-place finish in the 800 meters. In addition, Aagenes, as well as Leah Brogan (5,000 meters) each qualified for the NCAA Regional meet.
A full recap of the 2010 Outdoor IC4A Championships will be available at PennAthletics.com shortly after the completion of the meet.
Download: Record Book.pdf