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Big Green Women Open Weekend at 119th Penn Relays

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By Tim O'Dowd
PHILADELPHIA – The Dartmouth women’s track & field team got things started at the 119th annual Penn Relays Carnival Thursday at Franklin Field.

Freshman Mollie Gribbin turned in the best performance of the day based on her finish in the eastern division of the women’s long jump. Gribbin claimed fifth in the event with a wind-aided 18-10.0/5.74m.

Junior Megan Krumpoch was 16th overall in the 400-meter hurdles as the event featured 62 total competitors. Krumpoch ran a 1:00.49 to take fourth in her heat early in the morning as the 400m hurdles was the first scheduled event of the day.

Senior Emmaline Berg competed in both the discus and the shot put Friday. Her top performance came in the shot put as her throw of 45-4.5/13.83m earned her a ninth-place showing. Berg also posted a throw of 142-5.0/43.43m in the discus.

Also competing in the shot put was sophomore Corrine Romano, who was 28th with a throw of 39-6.0/12.04m. In the hammer throw, fellow sophomore Cathy Liebowitz was eighth with a measured toss of 168-5.0/51.35m.

The final event of the day for the Big Green was the Heptagonal section of the 4x400-meter relay, featuring five Ivy League teams. The quartet of Elizabeth Markowitz, Caroline Buck, Alexandra Kurkul and Jennifer Meech posted a third-place finish in 3:39.81.

The Penn Relays will continue Friday and Saturday with several members of the men’s team also starting their weekend of competition in the City of Brotherly Love.