New York City Senior Sam Crook finished second in the pole vault for the University of Pennsylvania women’s track team on the first day of the Heptagonal Championships at Wien Stadium on the campus of Columbia University. The Quakers currently stand in third with 21 points.
Crook finished as the runner-up in the pole vault, clearing a height of 11’11.75”. Junior Charity Payne took sixth in the javelin throw with a toss of 116’6”, while sophomore Catrina Chisholm placed fourth in the hammer with a heave of 160’. In the long jump, freshman Brittany Middlebrooks placed third with a leap of 18’7.75”, while sophomore Shani Boston took fifth with a jump of 18’0.5”
Freshman Shaunee Morgan and senior Izu Emeagwali qualified for the finals in both the 100m and 200m dashes. Morgan ran 12.08 in the 100m, which is the second fastest time in school history and 24.96 in the 200m, which is the fifth fastest time in school history, to qualify for the finals. Emeagewali ran a 12.12 in the 100m dash and 25.32 in the 200m dash. In the 100m hurdles, Jeanette Curtis advanced to the finals after running s 14.91 in the trials
Freshman Jesse Carlin and sophomore Krysta Copeland qualified for the 400m finals. Carlin ran a 56.54 and Copeland a 58.5 in the trials. Sophomore Tina Morrison advanced to the finals of the 800m with a time of 2:12.22 in the trials and rookie Stacy Kim moved onto the 1,500m finals after finishing with a time of 4:32.11 in the trials.
Cornell, the defending champions are in first after day one with 25 points, while Brown is in second with 24. Yale (20), Columbia (20) and Dartmouth (19). Princeton and Harvard are close behind with 14 and 12 points, respectively.
The Red and Blue conclude action at the 2005 Heptagonal Championships on May 8 beginning at 11 a.m. with the women’s shot put. For complete results click here.
Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletics communications.