Women's Track Continues to Add Top-10 Marks

Day 1 Results
Day 2 Results

NEW HAVEN, Conn.– The University of Pennsylvania put out strong performances at the Giegengack Invitational at Yale Friday and Saturday, addingeight performances to the all-time top-10 list and coming up witheight ECAC qualifying marks.

The distance medley relay team qualified for the ECAC Championships with the second-fastest time in Penn program history. The quartet of sophomores Claire Kim, Stacy Kim and Jesse Carlin and junior Christina Morrison crossed the finish line with a time of 11:32.83. Penn’s 4x400 relaytime of 3:52.22 is fourth-best in Penn history andgood forfourthplace Saturday. It was also an ECAC qualifying mark.

Carlin won the 400 with a time of 55.59 seconds, which bested her own program record by .43 seconds and was anECAC qualifying mark. Classmate Shaunee Morgan finished fifth in that same race with a time of 57.31, also an ECAC qualifying mark and fourth fastest in Penn program records. Stacy Kim ran the fourth-fastest time in Penn history in the mile, crossing the finish line in 4:54.36for fifth place. In the 800, Morrison ran a personal best and took second; her time of 2:10.19 was .65 seconds faster than her previous best and is the second best time in Penn program history. Freshman Kinjal Parikh came up with an impressive performance in the 1,000, running 2:57.19 which was an ECAC qualifying mark and the sixth-best time in program history.

Both Claire Kim and Jamie Liberti qualified for the ECAC Championships in the 3,000 --Kim finished the race in third place with a time of 9:52.27, and Liberti finished fourthin 9:55.05, a time that is good enough for eighth best in program history

Sophomore Brittany Middlebrooks finished eighth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.15, and senior captain Dana McCurdy was seventh in the 800 with a time of 2:15.30. Freshmen Chelsea Townes and Camille Richard finished sixth and eighth, respectively, in the 60-meter hurdles with times of 9.28 and 9.63. Richard also took eighth in the triple jump with a leap of 10.90 meters. Sophomore Crista McDonald and Lauren Davis jumped 3.15 meters in the pole vault to finish seventh and eighth, respectively. Senior captain Charity Payne was second in the shot put and junior Shani Boston was fourth.

Penn travels to The Armory in New York City Saturday for the Lafayette Invitational. The meet is slated to start at 6 p.m.