Worthen Wins Sixth Heps Pole Vault Title; Women's Track in Third
PHILADELPHIA (5/5/12) - Junior Tory Worthen has done it again, winning her sixth Ivy League Heptagonal Championship pole vault title as the 2012 Heps got underway at Franklin Field on Saturday, May 5.
Worthen has won six of six Heps titles in the event with two left in her career. Today she launched to 3.91 (12-10) to win the crown. The pole vault would vault Princeton into third place in the team standings after an incredible 22 points were collected in the event.
It was a Class of 2013 showcase as Princeton's other four points also came from a junior. Erin Guty finished fourth in the long jump reaching 5.72 (18-9.25), hitting the mark on her final attempt of the afternoon.
Senior Eileen Moran had an outstanding day recording the best times in both the 100 and 200 to advance to the finals of both. She won heat 2 of the 100 at 11.96 and heat 3 of the 200 at 24.34.
Princeton will be represented in the 400 finals by freshman Cecilia Barowski. Barowski won the first heat of the 400 prelims with a personal best of 54.69.
Junior Joie Hand qualified for the final of the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.58.
Junior Greta Feldman will run in the finals of both the 800 and the 1500. She had the best time in the field in the 800, winning heat three with a time of 2:06.85. She'll be joined in the 800 final by sophomore Kacie O'Neil who clocked in with a PR of 2:08.68. Feldman ran 4:22.55 in the prelims of the 1500 and will take on the final with classmates Alexis Mikaelian and Molly Higgins who ran 4:33.97 and 4:34.41, respectively in the qualifier.
After Day 1 Cornell is in first place with 39 points with Brown just one point back. Princeton has 26 points followed by Columbia with 22, Harvard with 14, Yale and Penn with six each and Dartmouth with four.
Day 2 begins with the continuation of the Heptathlon at 10 a.m., with the first track event being the women's 5,000 at 11:30 a.m.