Women’s track & field team wins seventh Indoor Ivy Heps title

The Quakers produced five first-place and six second-place finishes over the weekend at Harvard.

Members of the women's track and field team pose with the Indoor Ivy Heps championship banner after winning the competition at Harvard.
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The Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships were held over the weekend at Harvard’s Albert H. Gordon Indoor Track, and for the fourth time in six years and seventh time overall, the women’s track and field team captured the crown. 

Penn finished first with 140 points, outperforming second-place Princeton (134 points), third-place Harvard (97 points), and fourth-place Brown (84 points).

Second-year Moforehan Abinusawa and fourth-year Isabella Whittaker shared Most Outstanding Track Performer honors.

Whittaker won the 400m with a time of 52.54, a meet record time. She finished second last year with a time of 55.36.

Abinusawa won the 60m for the second year in a row with a time of 7.25, an Ivy League record. Second-year Christiana Nwachuku finished second with a time of 7.42, and Whittaker placed third, crossing the finish line at 7.44.

Abinusawa, Nwachuku, and Whittaker also took the top three spots in the 200m; Abinusawa was victorious (23.53, a program record) for the second straight year, Whittaker was the runner-up (23.90), and Nwachuku took home the bronze (23.97).

The Quakers’ 4x400m team of Abinusawa, Nwachuku, fourth-year Aliya Garozzo, and third-year Jocelyn Niemiec won the event with a time of 3:35.73. Garozzo won the 60m hurdles crown as well with a time of 8.37.

Other notable performances: Niemiec placed second in the women’s 500m with a time of 1:12.46; third-year Bronwyn Patterson finished second in the women’s 800m with a time of 2:05.81; fourth-year Olivia Morganti took second in the women’s mile with a mark of 4:40.01, a program record; and fourth-year Phoebe White, third-year Chloe Hassman, first-year Camille Jordan, and Patterson won silver in the 4x800 with a time of 8:47.69.