Women's Track Finishes Sixth at Heps

Final Outdoor Heps Results

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior Stacy Kim received Co-Athlete of the Meet honors at Outdoor Heps, which concluded Sunday at Yale University.

Kim shared the honor with Cornell's Jeomi Maduka after winning two events and breaking one Heps record on Sunday. Kim took first place in the 1,500 --breaking a 12-year-old meet record and her own school mark with a time of 4:20.75 -- and followed that up a few hours later with the 3,000 title in an ECAC qualifying time of 9:41.11.

Kim's 1,500/3,000 doublemarked the first time a woman won both races in this meet since 1996 (Kristin Manwaring of Dartmouth), and was just the seventh time the feat has been done since 1983. She is the first Penn woman to win a 3,000 title at this meet, and thesecond Quakerto take a 1,500 Outdoor Heps crown (Chris Lundy was the first, in 1992).

In the 1,500, Stacy's twin sister Claire Kim was seventh in an ECAC qualifying time of 4:31.71, while Kinjal Parikh finished 10th in 4:36.88.

Senior Jesse Carlin capped off her Heps career in style, gaining her third 800 title but her first at the outdoor meet. Carlin's winning time of 2:05.67 was a school record and an NCAA regional qualifying time, and missed the Heps meet record by less than a second. Teammate Anna Aagenes was eighth in the 800 (2:16.93).

Senior Shaunee Morgan finished third in the 200 Sunday, clocking 24.74 seconds which was an ECAC qualifying time. In the 100-meter hurdles, Hannah Cope finished fourth in 14.19 seconds.

Penn scored points in the triple jump, as Kathryn Gevitz was third (12.12m) and Megan VanBuskirk was fifth (11.79m). In the javelin, Deanna Morelli placed fourthwith an ECAC qualifying distance of 40.91 meters. Yelina Lozovatskaya finished fifth in the pole vault (3.55m), while Whitney Tagliavini was sixth in the long jump(5.70m).

Another ECAC time that was met by a Penn individual came in the 5,000, where Leah Brogan clocked 17:14.38 to place seventh.

Penn's 4x400 relay team finished third with an ECAC time of 3:47.36, while the 4x100 finished fourth with time of 47.85 seconds (also an ECAC qualifier) and the 4x800 was sixth in 9:06.44 (also an ECAC qualifier).

As a team, the Quakers scored 66 points and finished sixth overall. Cornell took home team honors with 165 points, followed by Princeton with 141. Those two were well ahead of the field, as third-place Brown scored 89 points.

Next year's Outdoor Heptagonal meet will take place at Franklin Field.