We’re not even close to being done at the first official day of the Penn Relays, and the Ivy women are getting it done.
In the first event of the day, Cornell’s Emily Woodford managed to get a new personal best in the College Women 400m Hurdle Championships in the cold, windy conditions. Her new best is now 1:00.92, which was good enough for 8th overall in the competition, the fastest Ivy finisher, and the 5th fastest time in the conference this year.
Cornell, Penn, and Harvard entered teams into the College Women 4×100 heats, where the top 25 teams qualify for various finals that will be contested on Friday afternoon. All three of the squads will race again on Friday. Cornell and Penn won their respective heats in 46.72 and 47.20, respectively, qualifying for the College Women 4×100 College final (Friday – 1:05pm), while Harvard’s finishing time of 47.44 was good enough to make it into the College Women 4×100 ECAC final (Friday – 1:07pm). Cornell’s squad of Adrian Jones, Udeme Akpaete, Zena Kolliesuah, and Katie Woodford had the 11th fastest time of the heats. Penn’s quartet of Lydia Ali, Taylor McCorkle, Taylor Hennig, and Candace Taylor had the 18th fastest time of the heats. Harvard’s team with Ashley Collinsworth, Jade Miller, Christi Scott, and Danielle Barbian was the 24th fastest of the day.
In the field events, Cornell’s Eve Bishop finished in a tie for 4th place with a best clearance of 11-11 3/4.
And lastly (for now) is that we got another watch winner. Princeton’s Julia Ratcliffe defended her hammer throw championship title. She threw a new seasonal best of 217-06 on her second throw of the competition, which was good enough for the win.
There will be plenty of Ivy individual action tonight as the Distance Events begin at 7:00pm. Follow the meet through the Penn Relays live results website, or if you want to shell out $19.99, you can watch a web stream through Flotrack to watch the entire meet.
photo by Steve Dolan