Women's Track Breaks Ivy League DMR Record at Penn Relays

Penn Relays Complete Final Results

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's track team made the most of the third and final day of the Penn Relays, capping off the weekend with a fifth-place finish overall in the 4x800 Championship of America with a time of 8:43.68 on Saturday.

Stacy Kim started the Quakers off with a 2:10.4 in the lead-off leg, and was followed by Anna Aagenes, who ran a 2:11.5 in the second. Claire Kim finished the third leg in 2:14.2, and passed the baton to anchor Jesse Carlin, who ran a 2:07.6.

LSU won the race with a time of 8:30.98. Cornell had the second fastest Ivy League time in the race. The Big Red finished in sixth place at 8:52.57.

Carlin and the Kim sisters also had stand-out performances on the first day of the Penn Relays, as they teamed up with Shaunee Morgan to break the Ivy League distance medley relay record with a time of 11:08.83.

The time shattered the previous Ivy League record of 11:13.01 set by Cornell in 2007.

Claire Kim ran the 1,200- meter leg in 3:31.1 for Penn, while Morgan ran the 400-meter leg in 54.0. Carlin ran the third leg, the 800 meters, finishing in 2:05.6, and Stacy Kim anchored the team, running the mile in 4:38.1.

Morgan, Carlin and Stacy Kim competed on the DMR team that set the previous Penn record of 11:18.00 in 2006. Tina Morrison ran the first leg on that squad.

Penn also competed in the 4x400 Heptagonal Relay, finishing in seventh. The team of Pari Hashemi, Jamie Massarelli, Laura McDaniel and Aagenes ran a time of 3:52.30.

Hashemi also ran in the 400 Meter Hurdles Championship, finishing 30th in 1:03.03.

Jamie Liberti ran in the 3,000 Meter Championship for the Quakers, and finished 14th with a time of 9:55.65.

Kinjal Parikh also went the distance, finishing 11th in the 5,000 Meter Championship in 16:47.63, while her teammate Leah Brogan finished 27th in 17:54.75.

In the field, Yelizaveta Lozovatskaya cleared 3.49 meters to finish in 12th place in the pole vault.

Iman Johnson threw for 12.66 meters to finish in 12th place in the shot put, while Stephanie Guy took 22nd place with 11.93 meters.

Penn also had an impressive showing in the Sprint Medley Relay Championship during Day 2 of action on Friday.

The team of Halloran Cope, McDaniel, Morgan and Carlin ran a 3:52.09 thanks in large part to Carlin's monster 800-meter anchor leg that brought the Quakers up from fifth to second place.

Penn would have finished in second place overall, but was disqualified due to an illegal hand-off outside the passing zone between the first and second legs.

The team will next be in action at the Heptagonal Championships, hosted by Yale on May 10-11.