TAGD
Article Image
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications

Ratcliffe Sets School Record in First Collegiate Meet

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 12/09/2012
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

Results

PRINCETON, N.J. (12/9/12) - In her collegiate debut freshman Julia Ratcliffe set a Princeton record in the women's weight throw to win the event at the New Year's Invitational at Jadwin Gym on Sunday, Dec. 9.

Ratcliffe threw to 19.58 (64-3) taking down the previous mark of 19.21 (63-0.25) held by Thanithia Billings '11 that was set at this same meet in 2011.

The Tigers won a number of events in the middle of the track. Junior Imani Oliver claimed victory in the triple jump reaching 11.75 (38-6.75), jumping more than a foot further than the rest of the field.

Senior Tory Worthen continues her dominance in the pole vault with her first win of the season. She cleared 3.80 (12-5.50) and classmate Lauren Tauscher was third at 3.50 (11-5.75).

Freshman Taylor Morgan took home the win in the high jump as she cleared 1.75 (5-8.75) in her collegiate debut.

Freshman Sarah Lavin did double duty, qualifying for the finals of both the 60 and 60m hurdles. Lavin won the hurdles at 8.55 after running a 8.66 in the preliminary round, which was also the fastest time out of the 36 competitors in the qualifying round. Lavin went on to take second in the 60 at 7.59. Seniors Erin Guty and Abidemi Adenikinju also reached the finals and were fourth and eighth, respectively.

Guty was the runner-up in the long jump, reaching 5.71 (18-9). Freshman Sara Ronde took fifth with a jump of 5.40 (17-8.75).

In the distance events, junior Kristin Smoot won the mile at 5:01.59. Senior Melissa Zajdel dominated the 1,000. She ran a 2:55.95 to win by nearly 10 seconds faster than the rest of the competition. Sophomore Rachel Skokowski followed in third place at 3:05.46 and freshman Michelle Tracy was fifth at 3:07.13.

It was a tight finish in the 600 but sophomore Cecilia Barowski was nudged out of the win by 0.35 seconds as she crossed the line at 1:30.64. Classmate Kim Mackay was fourth at 1:37.33 and sophomore Emily Broyles was sixth at 1:38.66. In the 300, senior captain Joie Hand clocked a 41.09 to finish in third place. Junior Carrie Vuong was eighth at 42.11.

Hand, Barowski, Boyles and freshman Meghan McMullin made up the 4x400 that finished second. The relay ran 3:55.61 and was followed by the B relay of Vuong, Smoot, Zajdel and Mackay at 3:57.56 for fourth place.

Princeton resumes competition on Friday, Jan. 11 when it hosts the annual Princeton Quad Meet.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TIGERBLOG

ENEWS

Hyatt New
SCHEDULE
PNC Schedule
> Full Schedule and Results
January
09
Friday
W. Track & Field
vs. Quad Meet
- 5:00 PM
January
24
Saturday
W. Track & Field
vs. Tiger Open
- 11:00 AM
February
06
Friday
W. Track & Field
at Sykes & Sabock
- 3:00 PM
February
14
Saturday
W. Track & Field
at HYP
- 11:00 AM
February
22
Sunday
W. Track & Field
vs. Princeton Invitatonal
- 11:00 AM
February
28
Saturday
W. Track & Field
at Heptagonals
- 11:00 AM
March
07
Saturday
W. Track & Field
at ECAC Championships
- 10:00 AM
March
13
Friday
W. Track & Field
at NCAA Championships
- 1:00 PM
March
20
Friday
W. Track & Field
at Spring Break Meet
- TBA
stop