PHILADELPHIA--After tuning up in their events all season, Penn women’s track and field is ready to take on the rest of the Ivy League in the Heptagonal Indoor Championships this weekend.
This year’s Heptagonals is hosted by Cornell and will take place in Ithaca, N.Y.
The team will look to improve from their third-place finish from last year.
Senior Jesse Carlin leads the Quakers’ squad, proving herself to be a threat in the middle distance events. She provisionally qualified for NCAAs in the 800 meters with a time of 2:06.65 at the New Balance Invitational earlier this season.
Carlin finished second in the event last year, breaking Penn’s then-school record in the process.
Shaunee Morgan is one of Penn’s best sprinters this season. She has already qualified for ECACs in the 200 meter and 60 meter dashes with times of 24.40 and 7.58, respectively.
Last year at Heptagonals, Morgan won the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.33 and came in third in the 60 meters, and was Penn’s second highest point scorer at the meet with 16.
Penn will look to compete in the distance races as well.
Stacy Kim qualified for ECACs in the mile at the New Balance Invitational with a time of 4:49.42, and won the event at Heptagonals last year with a time of 4:50.48.
Jamie Liberti and Kinjal Parikh have also clocked solid times in distance events this indoor season and could also contribute in the Penn relay teams.
Last year at Heptagonals, Penn’s 4x400 meter team finished fifth while the 4x800 team finished third.
In the field events, Penn will look to for strong performances from Camille Richard (triple jump, long jump), Whitney Tagliavini (long jump), Stephanie McIntyre (triple jump, long jump) and Yelizaveta Lozovatskaya (pole vault).