Women's Track & Field

Blackburn Eclipses Pentathlon Record as Panthers Compete at ECACs

Hannah Blackburn broke a 15-year old school record this weekend in the heptathlon.
Hannah Blackburn broke a 15-year old school record this weekend in the heptathlon.

Hannah Blackburn broke her own school record she set just two weeks ago in the pentathlon, highlighting the Panther indoor track teams' results during the ECAC Championships. The meet, comprised of more than 60 men's and 60 women's teams, was held at the 168th Street Armory in New York City and was hosted by NYU, as athletes looked to qualify and better their respective marks for next weekend's NCAA Championships.

During the women's competition, Blackburn earned All-ECAC honors with her seventh-place finish in the pentathlon. She set a school record with 2,931 points, including a runner-up showing in the long jump covering 16'7.25" for 576 points.

Other top-20 performances were tallied by Addis Fouche-Channer, who finished 17th in the 800-meter run (2:23.67). The 4x400-meter relay of Natalie Cheung, Paige Fernandez, Fouche-Channer and Kate McCluskey stopped the clock in 20th (4:17.49).

On the men's side, Kevin Serrao raced to an 11th-place finish in the 800-meter run (1:55.79), while Taylor Shortsleeve finished tied for 12th in the high jump (6'3.5").

In Friday's Tufts' Last Chance Meet, Kevin Wood crossed the line in third during the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:57.17, while the men's distance medley relay quartet of Sam Cartwright, Alex Nichols, Lucas Carpinello and Wilder Schaaf finished seventh in 10:11.74.

Selected Panthers will be selected to participate in the NCAA Indoor Championship next Friday and Saturday. The meet will take place at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.