Princeton, N.J. Despite several top finishes, the University of Pennsylvania women’s track and field team fell to Ivy League foe Princeton 72.5-54.5 victory this afternoon.
Rookie Jesse Carlin captured the 400m in 56.99 just ahead of Princeton’s Chanel Lattimer (57.32). Carlin’s time was the second-fastest in program history. Also recording a first-place finish was sophomore Christina Morrison who won the 800m in a time of 2:13.68.
In the pole vault, senior Sam Crook was victorious with a vault of 3.81 meters tying her own school record that she set last weekend. Lauren Davis added points for Penn with a vault of 3.35 to finish third.
The Quakers had much success in the throwing events. Junior Charity Payne led the way by capturing the shot put and placing third in the weight throw. In the shot put, Payne’s winning throw of 13.22, the third longest in program history, was followed Shani Boston’s throw 13.16m, the fifth-farthest in the record books, and Stephanie Guy (12.18). Boston and Guy finished second and third respectively. In the weight throw, sophomore Charli Tabler’s toss of 14.75 was good enough for first place, while Payne recorded a throw of 14.29 for third.
Senior Izu Emeagwali was edged twice by Juliette Poussot in both the 60 and 200-meter dash. In the 60m, Emeagwali clocked a 7.88, the second-fastest time in program history, but Poussot was a step ahead with a time of 7.79. The two found themselves neck and neck in the 200m. Poussot posted a 25.32 while Emeagwali finished in a time of 25:45.
The two teams split the relay events as the 4x400 relay of Carlin, Krysta Copeland, Emeagwali and Shaunee Morgan clocked a 3:54.52 for the win.
Penn will be back in action next weekend as it travels to the Armory in New York City to face both Lafayette and Rider.
-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant