Women's Track Impresses at Lehigh Invitational

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The University of Pennsylvania’s Women’s Indoor track and field Team put forth an impressive effort at the Lehigh Invitational over the weekend. The Quakers tallied eight victories at the season-opening meet – which did not feature team scores.

Nicole Macco was especially impressive in her Quakers’ debut, as she took home the pole vault title. The freshman registered a mark of 3.75 meters, which ranks third in program history.

Noel Jancewicz was also victorious on Friday, winning the pentathlon. En route to the crown, the junior racked up 3,514 points and placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:31.64.

Sophomore Taylor McCorkle picked up where she left off after impressive freshman season, winning the 60 meters. She darted to a top mark of 7.59, narrowly edging teammate Imani Solan. Solan placed second in the event with a time of 7.66, which ranks No. 6 in Penn history. McCorkle holds the all-time record with a time of 7.54.

Candace Taylor also started her sophomore season in grand fashion, racing to the 500-meters title. She clocked a top mark of 1:15.17.

Other victors for Penn included junior Carey Celata and senior Serena Graf. Celata nabbed gold in the 1,000 meters (2:54.75), while Graf tossed her way to the shot-put championship (12.89m).

Penn’s 4x400 relay squad was also triumphant, racing to a title in 3:52.44.

The Lehigh Invitational was the first and last indoor meet of 2016, as the Quakers will return to action at the Mountain Hawk Challenge on January 16.

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Download: Lehigh Fast Time Complet Results.pdf