Women's Track & Field

Paul Leads Women’s Track & Field at Ivy Championship

Paul Leads Women’s Track & Field at Ivy Championship

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Carly Paul (Fort Collins, Colo.) captured the individual title in the heptathlon and two relay teams broke school records as the Brown University women's track & field team wrapped up the Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships Sunday at Penn's Franklin Field.

Penn claimed the team title with 177 points, followed by Harvard (114), Princeton (90), Cornell (87.5), Columbia (83), Dartmouth (62.5), Brown (54) and Yale (14).

Paul won her first Ivy League heptathlon title with 5,333 total points, besting the runner-up by 551 points for the sixth-best score in meet history, and picked up first-place finishes in the high jump (5-9.75), long jump (19-0.50) and javelin (116-8). Paul also won the Ivy League pentathlon title at the indoor championship this past winter.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Zion Lewis (Canton, Ga.), Kennedy Kerr (West Hempstead, N.Y.), Hannah Barakat (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Audrey Holt (Alpharetta, Ga.) placed fourth with a time of 46.31, breaking the school record set in 1991 (46.33).

The 4x400 meter relay team also snapped a school record that has stood for over 25 years, as Gwenyth Winship (Bedford, N.H.), Gracie Whelan (Charlotte, N.C.), Barakat and May Stern (Providence, R.I.) took third in a time of 3:40.22. The previous record of 3:42.36 was set in 1990.

Lewis was runner-up in the triple jump at 42-4.75, moving up from third to second on her final jump to claim Second Team All-Ivy accolades. Rookie Felicia Renelus (Valley Stream, N.Y.) also took sixth in the triple jump at 39-7.75, securing 10th all-time in program history in just her fourth time ever jumping in the event. 

On Saturday, senior Megan Ratcliffe (Carlisle, Mass.) turned in a third-place finish in the 10,000 meters as she crossed the finish line in a time of 34:55.35.

Rookie Ijeoma Uche (Lawrenceville, Ga.) was fourth in the long jump with a leap of 19-6.75, moving from seventh to fourth on her final attempt, while Rachel McMahon (New York, N.Y.) also added points as she claimed fifth place at 19-4.75.

Stern also secured a fourth-place finish in the 400 meters at 54.65.

In the discus, Josie Natrasevschi (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Kendra Offiaeli (South Windsor, Conn.) placed fourth and sixth, respectively, at 167-0 and 142-7. Offiaeli also added a fourth-place performance in the shot put with a toss of 46-10.