Women's Track and Field Wins Seven Events


PHILADELPHIA--The Penn women's track and field team won seven events at Franklin Field' Penn-Princeton-Yale meet, but the Quakers missed the team win by just five points. Princeton scored 84 to Penn's 79. Yale scored 39.

Newcomer Kali Strother had a great performance in the 100m with the school's fourth-best ever time in the event. She clocked at time of 12.16 in the top spot while Brittany Middlebrooks also scored, in second, with a time of 12.68.

The Quakers picked up three points in the 200m with Halloran Cope and Kelly Allred in the third and fourth places, respectively, but both were clocked at 25.93.

Jamie Massarelli brought in a time of 57.65 for second place and three points in the 400. In the 800, Jesse Carlin improved on her personal best and set the school record at 2:06.45, but was edged by Yale's Kate Grace at 2:06.32. Anna Aagenes scored two points for Penn and turned in the sixth-best time in the program history at 2:10.37.

Senior Stacy Kim won the 1500 and 3000 with a commanding five-second lead in the 1500 and a three-second advantage in the 3000. Her time of 9:37.21 in the 3000 not only beat out Yale's Lindsay Donaldson, but moved her up to third on Penn's all-time list. She ran a 4:32.45 in the 1500.

The Red and Blue also got points from Jamie Liberti and Kinjal Parikh in the 1500 and 3000, respectively. Parikh's 9:43.82 ranks her fourth in Penn's program history.

Hannah Cope and Chelsea Townes scored in the 100m hurdles with times of 15.02 and 15.38 respectively. In the 400m hurdles, Pari Hashemi scored with a time of 1:04.36.

Penn swept the relay events with Hannah Cope, Strother, Allred and Laura McDaniel in the 4x100m and Massarelli, Aagenes, Carlin and McDaniel in the 4x400. The 4x100 clocked a time of 48.09 while the 4x400 crossed the line at 3:49.47.

On to the field events, Whitney Tagliavini scored five for Penn with her jump of 5.75m (18-10.50) in the long jump. Kathryn Gevitz also notched two points in the long jump and reached 5.52m (18-1.50) in her attempts.

Gevitz and Megan Van Buskirk both scored in the triple jump. Van Buskirk won a jump off at11.31m (37-1.25) while Gevitz marked 11.15m (36-7.0).

Yelizaveta Lozovatskaya cleared 3.20m (10-6.0) in the pole vault for two points.

On the throwing fields, Iman Johnson and Stephanie Guy scored in the shot put. Johnson marked 13.19m (43-3.25) while Guy marked 12.50m (41-0.25).

The discus saw Deanna Morelli measure 37.51m (123-01) for second place. She earned top marks in the javelin with a throw of 38.02m (124-09). Penn swept the first three spots in the javelin with Heather Kennedy marking 36.07m (118-04) and Guy at 32.70m (107-03).

The Quakers will be in action next when theytravel to Princeton, N.J. for the Larry Ellis Invitational, April 18-19.