Women's Track and Field Runs in First Day of Heps

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Penn women's track and field team sits sixth after the first day of competition at the Heptagonal Outdoor Championships, but several qualifiers for Sunday's events could bring that score up as the day moves along.

Shaunee Morgan will be the top qualifier for the 200 meter dash thanks to a run of 23.99 in the preliminaries on Saturday. She will be joined in the final by Laura McDaniel, who finished eighth in 25.10.

Jesse Carlin will also be running No. 1 in a final on Sunday. She qualified first in the 800 meter run, recording a 2:07.56, beating second place by nearly three seconds. Anna Aagenes will also be in the final, having finished eighth on Saturday in 2:11.69.

Three Quakers qualified for the final of the 1,500 meter run. Stacy Kim will be second, registering a 4:27.74. Kinjal Parikh is fifth, running a 4:28.79. Claire Kim qualified seventh, running a 4:29.63.

McDaniel was the first Quaker to qualify for a final, as she finished eighth in the preliminaries of the 100 meter dash, the first event of the day. She ran a 12.33.

In the 100 meter hurdles, Hannah Cope finished fifth in the preliminaries, having run a 14.61.

The Quakers also had a good day in the field events. Yeliza Lozovatskaya finished fifth in the pole vault, recording a vault of 3.55 meters.

In the long jump, Whitney Tagliavini finished sixth with a jump of 5.70 meters.

Deanna Morelli finished fourth in the javelin, registering a throw of 40.91 meters, more than a meter ahead of fifth place.

Complete results can be found here.