Women's Track and Field Tunes Up at Larry Ellis Invitational


PRINCETON, N.J.--The women's track and field team brought in several top 10 finishes at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton, N.J., Saturday.

Penn’s 4x100 meter relay brought together four freshmen—Hannah Cope, Kelly Allred, Halloran Cope and Laura McDaniel—to clock a time of 48.02 and take second place. The 4x400 meter relay of Jesse Carlin, Pari Hashemi, Jamie Massarelli and McDaniel gave the Red and Blue a third-place finish with a time of 3:47.26.

Penn’s showing in the 1500m run was impressive with five top-10 finishes including the top three times. Kinjal Parikh led the pack with a time of 4:36.28. Leah Brogan was second at 4:38.83 while Jamie Liberti crossed third at 4:40.32.

Carolyn Auwaerter (1:03.91) and Sophia Termini (1:07.92) finished second and 10th, respectively in the 400m hurdles.

In the 800m run, Penn saw three finish in the top-10—Christina Morrison (2:13.38), Claire Kim (2:13.63) and Hashemi (2:18.26).

The Quakers picked up other top-10 times from Shani Boston (14.90 - 100m hurdles), Carlin (55.59 - 400m), Allred (12.65 – 100m; 25.82 – 200m), Halloran Cope (12.69 – 100m; 25.56 – 200m), Lauren Blake (25.97 – 200m)

In the field events, Penn grabbed nine top-10 marks. The Quakers had a strong showing in the triple jump, with Camille Richard taking second with a leap of 12.02m. Megan VanBuskirk was fourth with 11.59m and Kathryn Gevitz in ninth with a mark of 11.25m.

Gevitz also took fifth in the high jump, clearing 1.60m while Chelsea Townes cleared 1.55m for 10th.

Other top-10 finishes included Amy Donovan (34.99m – discus), Boston (13.87m – shot put), Whitney Tagliavini (5.65m – long jump) and Liza Lozovatskaya (3.20m – pole vault).

The invite was the last tune up for the Quakers before the 113th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field, April 26-28. For more information on this year’s Carnival click here.