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38 Days, 38 Sports: Women's Indoor Track & Field

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 08/06/2013
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Molly Higgins has won five Heps titles in the 4x800 and holds school record in the indoor 4x800.
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As a countdown to the start of the 2013-14 athletic schedule, GoPrincetonTigers.com will take a look at each of Princeton's 38 sports. A new post will be added each day Monday through Friday until the first Princeton athletic event on Aug. 31.

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 Princeton Women's Indoor Track & Field: Five Numbers to Know
1979 First season 9

Heptagonal titles

12 NCAA Participants 9 All-America honors 7 Heps Athlete of the Meet awards

 Head Coach

Peter Farrell
First and only head coach at Princeton
• Led the Tigers to 26 Heps titles in his 35-year tenure
• Has coached 42 All-Americas
• Won 2 USTFCCA Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year honors


Two to Watch

Cecilia Barowski '15
• Princeton record holder in the indoor 500 (1:12.38) and outdoor 400 (54.17).
Heps Champion in the 400 at the 2013 Outdoor Heps
2nd at 2013 Indoor Heps in the 400
• A member of 5 school record relays


Kacie O'Neil '14
• Princeton record holder in the outdoor 4x800 and distance medley
Ranks in the top-10 all-time in the indoor & outdoor 800 and indoor 500
NCAA Regional qualifer in the 800
• Three-time Heps Champion in the 4x800 relays
• Three-time Heps scorer in the 800


 Five Princeton Women's indoor Track & Field Facts

• Princeton has had eight All-America honorees in the last nine years. They include: Emily Kroshus in the 5k in 2004, Cack Ferrell in the 3k twice in 2005 and 2006, Ashley Higginson in the 3k in 2011 and Christy Johnson, Agatha Offorjebe, Liz Costello and Catha Mullen in the distance medley relay in 2007.

Cack Ferrell '06 posted Princeton's best finish at the NCAAs. Ferrell finished third in the 3,000 in 2005 with a time of 9:24.20. She improved on her time the next year but finished one place back as she logged a 9:13.42 to place fourth.

•  The Heps Indoor Athlete of the Meet award has been given to a Tiger seven times. Kristin Beaney in 1993 and 1994, Nicole Harrison in 1996 and 1997, Cack Ferrell in 2004 and 2006 and Tory Worthen in 2012.

Ivy League history was made this past year when Tory Worthen '13 won her eighth Heps pole vault title. She won the pole vault both indoors and outdoors every year of her career. She is the first female at Princeton to sweep an event eight times and first in the league in the pole vault.

• Princeton owns the Ivy League record in the 4x800 relay sat 8:43.16. Greta Feldman '13 and Alexis Mikaelian '13 were on each of those four relays. They also won the last three outdoor titles in the 4x800.

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