Women's Track & Field Places Third at Heptagonals


NEW YORK CITY--The Penn women's track and field team scored 68 team points to take third place at the Ivy Heptagonals at the Armory in New York City over the weekend. Shani Boston earned 18 pointsto leadPenn while Shaunee Morgan brought in 16.

Jesse Carlin reset Penn's school record in the 800 meter run with an NCAA provisional time of 2:07.59. Carlin knocked downthe 23-year-old event record earlier this season but shaved just over a second off that mark at Heps. She earned eight team points for the second-place finish.

Morgan came in first in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.33, placed third in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.68 and received 16 team points for her efforts.

Stacy Kim brought in 10 points for the Quakers with a first-place finish in the one mile run. She was clocked at4:50.48 clipping a second off her previous best set earlier this season. Her Heps time is also good for second on Penn's all-time mile list.

In the relay events, the 4x400 meters earned two points for a fifth place finish with a time of3:51.62.The team was comprised ofJamie Massarelli, Morgan,Laura McDaniel andPari Hashemi. In the 4x800 meters, Penn's foursomeofCarlin, Kimberly Shooshan,Kinjal Parikh and Anna Aagenes took third place and earned six points with a time of8:55.60.

In the field events, Whitney Tagliavini jumped 5.59m in the long jump for fifth place and two points. In the triple jump, Camille Richard reached 11.87m--and ECAC mark--also for fifth place and two points.

Boston not only won the pentathlon with an NCAA provisional and personal best 3,708 points, but also earned eight points in the shot put. She marked 13.61m in the individual event though in the pentathlon threw for 13.85m.

Iman Johnson also earned points in the shot put marking 13.00m for fourth place and four points.

Cornell ran away with theHeps titlewith 159 points. The final standings looked like this: Cornell, 159; Brown, 71;Penn, 68;Princeton, 56;Harvard, 50;Dartmouth, 48;Yale, 40;Columbia, 35.

Penn will head to Boston March 3-4 for the ECAC Championships.