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Women's Track & Field Takes Second at Heps

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 05/06/2012
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Senior Eileen Moran earned 38 points for her team winning three events and placing second in a fourth.
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PHILADELPHIA (5/6/12) - The Princeton women's track & field team finished second at the 2012 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Franklin Field on Sunday, May 6. An incredible 38 points came from senior Eileen Moran, who won the 100 and 200, anchored the winning 4x100 and was a part of the 4x400 runner-up relay.

Cornell won Heps with 158, followed by Princeton with 134. Brown was third with 94, folllowed by Penn with 79, Harvard with 71, Columbia with 66 and Yale with 22.

Princeton opened the day with a program record in the 4x100. Junior Abidemi Adenikinju, junior Erin Guty, freshman Emily Easton and Moran won the 4x100 at 46.03. This same relay posted the previous record of 46.23 earlier this season at the Larry Ellis Invitational.

Moran swept the 100 and the 200. She clocked in at 11.98 in the 100, the only sprinter to run under 12 seconds. In the 200, Moran set a PR of 24.05 with a good distance between her and the second-place finisher who clocked in at 24.28.

It was the 800 that vaulted Princeton into second place ahead of Brown and behind Cornell. The Tigers earned 16 points in the event with junior Greta Feldman leading the way with a victory time of 2:06.22. She was the only runner to finish under 2:07. Sophomore Kacie O'Neil was third with a PR of 2:08.52.

After the 800 Princeton had 90 points, 14 points back from Cornell but couldn't catch up in the final seven events. The Tigers entered today in third place with 26 points, behind Cornell with 39 and Brown with 38.

Prior to winning the 800, Feldman was placed second in the 1500 with a time of 4:20.98. Fellow junior Molly Higgins picked up a point in the event as well, finishing sixth at 4:25.99.

Sophomore Imani Oliver was the runner-up in the triple jump. She jumped to 12.18 (39-11.50) on her final attempt.

Freshman Cecilia Barowski was the runner-up in the 400 with a PR of 54.43, nearly one second faster than her previous best time.

In the 400-meter hurdles, junior Joie Hand posted a PR of 1:00.28 to finish third overall.

Senior Alex Banfich ran through a nagging injury to finished the 3k in 9:37.24 for fifth place.

Freshman Nonny Okwelogu placed third in the discus at 47.15 (154-08) and earned another point in the shot put with a throw of 13.19 (43-3.25). Sophomore Chelsea Cioffi was fifth in the discus with a PR of 44.19 (145) after throwing a PR in the hammer yesterday.

Sophomore Beth McKenna accrued 4,425 points in the heptathlon for sixth.

The day was concluded with a second-place finish by the 4x400 relay. Sophomore Carrie Vuong, Barowski, Hand and Moran ran 3:40.26.

Incredibly, the Tigers set school records in every relay this weekend. The 4x1 broke its own record from Larry Ellis at 46.03, the 4x400 broke its own record from Penn Relays and the 4x800's 8:38.05 broke the record that was set last spring.



DAY 1 Recap

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.

Junior Lauren Tauscher was the runner-up clearing 3.80 (12-5.50) while classmate Bianca Reo finished in a three-way tie for third at 3.70 (12-10.59).

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.







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