Ratcliffe Named Most Outstanding Field Performer; Women 5th at Heps
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (5/11/14) – Sophomore Julia Ratcliffe was named the Most Outstanding Field Performer at the 2014 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships today at Yale.
Princeton finished fifth in the team standings with 86 points. Harvard won with 162 points, followed by Dartmouth with 149, Cornell with 84, Columbia with 88. Behind Princeton was Brown with 61.5, Penn with 46.5 and Yale with 26.
Freshman Megan Curham began the day with a third-place finish in the 5k. She ran 16:48.56 and maintained position in the lead pack throughout the race.
Senior Lily Miller, junior Joanna Anyanwu, junior Emily Easton, senior Charquia Wright picked up a point with a sixth-place finish in the 4x100. The relay ran its best time this season, a 47.02.
Freshman Lizzie Bird placed fourth in her first Heps steeplechase. She clocked 10:30.05 to earned four points towards the team total.
Princeton went 2-4-5 in the heptathlon. Senior Beth McKenna tied for second place with 5,083 points. Sophomore Kerry Krause was fourth with 4,937 and sophomore Taylor Morgan claimed 4,770 points.
Sophomore Brielle Rowe earned a point in the discus as she placed sixth with a throw of 42.80 (140-05), her best throw of the season.
In the 800, junior Kim Mackay took fourth as she made her laps in 2:10.85.
Sophomore Meghan McMullin earned her first Heps points with a fifth-place finish in the 400 hurdles. She earned a time of 1:00.92.
The 4x800 relay of senior Kristin Smoot, freshman Zoe Sims, senior Henrietta Miers and senior Kacie O’Neil placed third at 8:44.98.
Princeton got an addition point from the 4x400 relay. Wright, Anyanwu, McMullin and Mackay posted a time of 3:49.40 to finish sixth.
In the final event to be scored, senior Imani Oliver was edged in the triple jump. Oliver jumped to 12.68 (41-7.25) to win her flight but it wasn’t far enough for her to take a double after claiming a long jump victory yesterday.
A select number of athletes will compete at the ECAC Championships next weekend on Princeton’s home track Weaver Stadium, with the NCAA Regionals on May 29-31.