For the last time?
Katy suffered a back injury while beginning her comeback
for the Olympics
Katy is staging a comeback trail for 2008 Olympics with the
new Velocity Elite Track Team--
In June 2005, Katy began seeing therapists using the Egoscue
Method for her chronic back pain and herniated disks.
After a month of treatment and exercises, she's begun to run
again and she told me (dad) that she might want to make
another run at the Olympics in 2008. Time will tell, but
Katy is settled in grad school (JFK in California) and has
begun to try her hand at running as the pain is beginning to
diminish, let's keep our fingers crossed!
Katy Jay to retire from Track!
On thanksgiving 2004, Katy Jay officially retired from
Unable to overcome a career-ending injury suffered in her bid
for the 2004 Olympic Team Katy Jay faced the reality of
ending her Olympic Dream.
Katy, now on her way to graduate school at John F. Kennedy
University pursues life as a normal person away from
|IVY Silver Era
Interview with Cornell's Katy Jay
US Collegiate Women's Team
Charles H. Moore Outstanding Athletes of the Year
Presented annually to the senior
male/female varsity athlete who has distinguished himself/herself within the
team, league and nation.
The award is based on the student-athlete's
performance during his/her entire career.
Katy Jay, Track & Field
CORNELL ACHIEVES MOST POINTS EVER SCORED AT A HEPS Championship IN 2003
erasing their own mark from 2002!
Jay & Co. Lead Cornell To Second Straight Title
Cornell's Katy Jay did everything except drive the bus as
the Big Red women captured their second straight outdoor title. Meet Award.
1. Cornell 191 1/2, 2. Yale 136 1/2, 3. Harvard 90, 4. Brown 71, 5. Dartmouth 63
1/2, 6. Columbia 62, 7. Princeton 52, 8. Penn 46 1/2
Track Veterans Leave Legacy
April 30, 2003
SPORTS FRIDAY, MAY 02
The Top 25
They began their
careers four years ago as unassuming freshmen. Dozens of games, matches, races
and chukkers later they have given us some of the most memorable moments at
Cornell. Whether they won championships or tried their hardest to do so, they've
represented this University over the plane of Division I athletics. The Sun
proudly presents the top 25 athletes of the Class of 2003 ...
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Katy Jay, Women's Track
Arguably the greatest track athlete in Cornell history, Jay earned MVP
honors at both the indoor and outdoor Heptagonal championships last season.
She was also named the top female track athlete in the Northeast region.
Undeniably the most dominant sprinter in the Ivy League, Jay has established
school records in virtually every event she has entered, including the 60m,
100m, 200m, 400m races. She's also been the Red's all-important anchor in
relays, leading the 4x100m and 4x400m teams.
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Senior Katy Jay added four more Heps titles to her
resume as the Big Red captured its second straight outdoor team title.
In 2003, Katy Jay became the only girl in recent Heptagonal History to land
5 Top 10
Conference Meet Times in the same meet as she captured 4 first place finishes;
two personal and two relays and 1 second place to lead her team to the highest
ever point total by a Women's Team in the Ivy League:
400: 6th All Time
100: 2nd All Time
200: 3rd All Time
4x100 Relay: 1st
4x400 Relay: 5th
[Katy's Team from 2002 holds the top spot at 3:42]
Jay sets Cornell Record with 14 Conference Championships during her career!
Trust Company/Cornell Varsity Athletes of the Week:
Katy Jay, Women's Track and Field
Featured in Cornell
University National Girls & Women In Sport Celebration
Nebraska High School Track and Field State Records
... All-Class State Record. 11.94, Katy Jay,
Mitchell, 1999. All-Class State Meet Record. ... B/St-11.94,
Katy Jay, Mitchell, 1999. B/SM-12.08, Katy Jay,
Mitchell, 1998. ...
Nebraska 200-Meter Dash-Girls
B/St-24.83, Katy Jay, Mitchell, 1998
B/SM-24.83, Katy Jay, Mitchell, 1998
Nebraska 400-Meter Relay-Girls
B/St-48.95, Mitchell, 1998
B/SM-48.95, Mitchell, 1998
Track and Field District Performances
... 11.8, Katy Jay, Mitchell, 1999
NEBRASKA STATE MEET - May 22-23, 1998 at
Katy Jay 12.09 and 24.83
Sprinting into the Sun: for
Fastest girl in
Katy Jay within .09 of
a second from becoming the fastest girl ever to run in the Ivy League!
Heps Championships link
Katy, Coach Rich Bowman and Relay Teams!
Katy with her sprint coach!
Team Victory Lap as 2002 Heps Champions!
Coach Terry Gilliland
Coach Julie Klein & KT - 1999
Mitchell NE - 100 yrs
Sister Act in the old days!
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ITHACA, N.Y. -- The United States Track Coaches
Association announced that Cornell junior sprinter Katy Jay (Mitchell, Neb.), is
the recipient of the Northeast Region Women's Outdoor Athlete of the Year Award.
KTs Relay Teams
Women's Track Home
KTs Sprint Coaches!
2001-02 Cornell Varsity Athletes of the Week:
Week #19: Katy Jay, W. Track and Field
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Mitchell, NEBRASKA Aug 17, 2002
KT Jay honored as
2002 Northeast Regional United States Track Coaches Association
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Katy Jay honored as:
2002 Northeast Regional United States Track Coaches Association
Katy Jay officially ends her
illustrious career as one of the most celebrated Nebraska track
athletes of all time!
Long-time Mitchell High and Cornell University Track
Champion Katy Jay hangs up the cleats for good.
So Close, Yet So Far
successfully transitioning from sprinter to hurdler in the
2003-4 track season, Katy in her 3rd race in the 400 meter
hurdles ran 57.39, good enough to get her into the Olympic
Trials which began this weekend July 9, 2004 at Sacramento, CA,
The following week after qualifying on May 8th during
practice, Katy severely injured her leg coming off a hurdle. "It
just snapped," said Katy. Tearing ligaments off the bone in her
foot and leg, Katy continued undaunted that her leg would heal
in time to lower her qualifying time and improve her seeding at
the Olympic Trials. Three weeks later she ran her final race for
the season. The leg wouldn't hold and even running with her
injury numbed for competition, she received the bad news from
The doctor told Katy that she could try it, but if she
injured it any more, there was a good chance she would not be
able to run again.
This is news Katy heard several times during
her athletic career, once in high school, after setting a state
record time in the 100 meter dash to become the fastest
(still) schoolgirl in Nebraska Track History and again right
before her senior year as the doctor's told her she would not be
able to run with a herniated disk in her back. Each time Katy
had come back.
Each time she had won championships, defending
her state championships in the 100 and 200 her senior year and
running 5 top five all-time Ivy League times, winning 4 firsts
and 1 second as she guided her team to the Ivy League Track
Championship for the second straight year.
They say the third time's a charm, but not this time. Katy's
dream for a spot on the Olympic Team ended quietly and without
fanfare in a doctor's office. The future is unclear for Katy,
but she's optimistic about her ability to come back and run
competitively. She may have to change events as the injury may
have ended her sprint and hurdle career. Yet, Katy remains
undiminished in her spirit and recently mentioned to me that her
coach thought she might be able to run competitively in the 800
meters. Most people would just call it quits, but not Katy Jay.
Time will tell if she can make the transition, but each time
in her career she's been challenged by time and competition,
Katy has come through. Some people just have the ability to
remain resilient...to accomplish the incredible. Katy stands on
the platform of the impossible...speaking into the microphone of
courage about the future--optimistically. She's my hero and I
wish her all the dreams she can stand.
A small town girl, who almost died twice as a young girl with
asthma...who was so pigeon-toed as a child, she tripped herself
when she ran...who grew up to become Nebraska's fastest school
girl, a 14-time Ivy League Track Champion--more than any girl in
Cornell History--and to finally convert to the 400 meter hurdles
and in her 3rd race in a new event qualify for the Olympic
Trials...I'd say the prospects look bright for Katy Jay.
Time Will Tell
June 30, 2003
KATY JAY Set to Compete for Spot on the Olympic Team in 400
"Unbelievable," says coach Chuck Debus. Katy's transition
from the sprints to the hurdles is incredibly seamless and
natural. It' amazing to see her courage and talent displayed in
such grace and speed.
Upon completion of a stellar Senior year at Cornell scoring
more points in competition than any other Cornell Track Athlete
during her 4 year career, Katy Jay has made the leap to the
hurdles in her bid for Olympic Competition.
Over the past year, Katy knew that she was not capable of
running in the elite sprints in world competition, but insists on
becoming a contender in the hurdles at 400 meters.
Katy's strength and heart will be a main factor in her ability
to relearn how to run a different race, yet she is undeterred in
her quest to become an olympian. Since an early age as a
national champion tumbler and gymnast, Katy has kept her own
Olympic dream alive through her running. Still the fastest
school girl in Nebraska History, Katy takes her 14 Ivy League
Championships into what is the most grueling race in sports, the
400 meter hurdles.
The 400 meter hurdles can reduce any champion to a lump of clay
after it has had its way with them...Katy will be required to
marshal all of her will and class to make the transition where
others have competed for years. With only 1 year before the
trials, Katy is well on her way, says her Coach Chuck Debus.
Debus has coached 178 world champions over his long and storied
career and see Katy's chances as excellent--after watching her
overcome the transition from the sprints to the hurdles in just days under his expert
The 400 hurdles requires strength, speed, power and a quick
mind to calculate and recalculate distance, times and steps in
response to real time changes in the race as its being run.
It requires every form of intelligence to win at the world-class
level--an integral approach.
Time will tell, but it could be Katy's time when it comes to
the Olympic Trials in May in Sacramento, CA...only time knows.
Sprinting Into the Record Books
By EVERETT HULLVERSON
nails and seemingly faster than a speeding bullet,
senior Katy Jay is the heart of the women's
indoor and outdoor track teams. .
Jay, Track & Field
Katy Jay (Mitchell, Neb.)
helped the Big Red women's track and field squad to titles
in both the indoor and outdoor Heps championships over the
past two seasons. She earned 14 Heps titles over her
career, the most ever by a Cornellian, and was named the
Northeast region's top female track athlete in 2002. Jay
holds the school outdoor records for both the 100-, 200-,
and 400-meter events with times of 11.84, 23.99 and 53.78
seconds, respectively. She also holds the school's indoor
records in the 60 (7.59), 200 (24.02) and 400 (55.27).
Katy and her teammates hold numerous
relay records: 4x100; 4x200; 4x400; and others.
NCAA East Regional Championships Day 1 Results Katy Jay SR Cornell 54.59
Cornell 4x400 Meter Relay BREAK
SCHOOL RECORD AGAIN! 3:38.67 at NCAA REGIONAL
KATY JAY Achieves
TOP 10 ALL TIME FINISHES in 1 MEET!
NO ONE HAS EVER ACCOMPLISHED 5 Top 10 All-TIME
Finishing Times in the history of the IVY League
Championships in one meet in one day:
2003 Women's All-Ivy
Second Team -- Katy
Jay, Cornell, Sr., Mitchell, Neb.
(11.86) [3rd All Time]
First Team -- Katy
Jay, Cornell, Sr., MItchell, Neb.
First Team -- Katy
Jay, Cornell, Sr., Mitchell, Neb.
(53.78) [5th All Time]
First Team -- Cornell -- Shonda Brown (Soph.,
Kremmling, Colo.), Jan Seale (Fr., Overland
Park, Kan.), Merili Mosley (Jr., Ann Arbor,
Mich.), Katy Jay
(Sr., Mitchell, Neb.), 46.32 [1st All Time]
First Team -- Cornell -- Jill Crispell (Jr.,
Wallkill, N.Y.), Shonda Brown (Soph., Kremmling,
Colo.), Linda Trotter (Fr., Indianapolis, Ind.),
(Sr., Mitchell, Neb.), 3:44.45 [5th All Time]
Women's Track Places
Eighth at ECACs out of 49 Teams
Big Red has several top
May 18, 2003
PRINCETON, N.J. --
Katy Jay also had a top five performance,
with a fifth-place finish in the 400. Jay, who
also ran in two top 10 relays, finished the 400
The Big Red's three relays also turned in top
performances. Anchored by Jay, the 4x400 and the
4x100 finished third and seventh, with times of
3:39.82 [Besting the previous school record set
by the same team earlier this year!] and 47.39,
Shondra Brown also ran on both relays, while
Merlie Mosley and
Jan Seale rounded out the 4x100 and
Kari Steed and
Jessica Brown were on the 4x400.
Women's Track Captures
Second Straight Outdoor Heps Title
Jay & Co. Lead Cornell To Second Straight Title
Created: 5/4/2003 7:02:44 PM
UNIVERSITY SCORES MOST POINTS EVER!
May 4, 2003
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (IvyLeagueSports.com) -- After
Katy Jay and Yale's Joslyn Woodard crossed the
finish line following the 200-meter dash, Jay said
to Woodard, "We gave them another show." [Jay is
3 time 200 meter Conference Champion and is second
And that's exactly what they gave the crowd at
DeWitt-Cuyler Complex as
Jay's Big Red defended its Outdoor
In a race anchored by Jay, the Cornell women set
a new Heps record in the 4x100-meter relay, blazing
a time of 46.32 shattering the old mark of 46.60 set
by Brown in 1991. Joining Jay on the record setting
squad were sophomore
Shonda Brown, junior
Merili Mosley, and freshman
Jay, running in lane four in the 400-meter dash,
got off to a great start and cruised to a win with a
53.78 clocking, sixth best in outdoor Heps history.
Cornell racked up points in this event with
Jessica Brown coming in second and defending
champion in this event,
Kari Steed finishing fourth. Sandwiched in
between the Big Red runners was Harvard's Anne
Hillier at 56.21.
The duel between Jay and Woodard continued in the
100-meter dash, with Woodard coming out on top, with
a wind-aided 11.79 showing and Jay right behind her
at 11.86. To cap the day, Jay ran the anchor
leg in the 4x400-meter relay, as the Big Red cruised
to victory with the sixth best time ever at Heps
with a time of 3:44.45.
Women's Track Dominates at
Big Red capture first
place in nine of 17 events
April 19, 2003
Easton, Pa.--In a tune up for next week's
historic Penn Relays, the Cornell women's track team
turned in an impressive performance at the Leopard
Invitational hosted by Lafayette University.
Although the meet was comprised of mostly Division
II schools, the Big Red consistently bested Ivy
League rival Princeton in head-to-head competition.
Cornell finished the day with victories in nine out
of a total 17 events.
Katy Jay led the way for the Big Red in the
sprints with wins in the 100m and 200m dashes.
Women's Track Wraps up Final Day of Competition at Sea Ray
Big Red Earn Three Top-10
Finishes in Relay Events
Katy Jay was the Big Red's top individual performer.
Jay finished 14th in the 400 meter dash in a time of
Katy Jay was the top individual
performer on the Big Red's first day of competition at the
Sea Ray Relays
Knoxville, Tenn.--The Cornell women's track team was in
action for the second day in a row at the Sea Ray Relays
hosted by the University of Tennessee. On a day that
featured a number of relay events, the Big Red earned
several top-10 finishes, including a second place
performance by the 4x800 meter relay team.
In first relay event of the day, the distance medley
Jamie Greubel, Lauren Graham, and
Mandy Knuckles earned an eighth place finish with a
time of 11:59.44. The 4x400 meter relay team of Jessica
Jill Crispell, and
Katy Jay also recorded an eighth place finish in
TENNESSEE TRACK & FIELD - SEA RAY RELAYS -
Katy Jay Cornell
Women's Track Competes at Penn Invitational
Big Red Capture First Place
in Three Events
April 5, 2003
PHILADELPHIA, Penn. -- The Cornell women's track team
won three events today at the Penn Invitational. The
University of Pennsylvania played host to the
non-scoring meet held at Franklin Field.
Katy Jay won the 400 meter dash with a time of
55:71. Jay also earned second place in the 100 meter
dash and finished third in the 200 meters.
Women's Track Wins Seven Events To Capture 2003 Long Beach
Jay wins 200, 400 meters as
Big Red holds off Weber St., Long Beach St.
March 22, 2003
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The Cornell women's track team
won seven events to end its spring break trip on a high,
winning the 2003 Long Beach Classic with 76 team points.
The Big Red won the five-team event, finishing just
ahead of Weber St. and the host school.
Katy Jay won the 200 and 400 meter dash, the latter
as part of a 1-2-3 sweep of Red runners.
Kari Steed, who finished third in the 200, came in
with the silver showing and
Jessica Brown finished third.
Cornellís Katy Jay won the 200-meter (24.31) and the
Cornell Women's Track and
Field Places Fifth at ECAC Championships
Whelan wins 1000-meter run
March 9, 2003
Boston, Mass. -- Competing against some of the
strongest teams in the country, the #21
nationally-ranked Cornell women's track and field team
finished fifth among the 86-team field at the ECAC
Women's Indoor Track Championships. The Big Red was
aided by a number of strong individual and team
performances on route to amassing a total of 34 points,
the most ever for the squad at the ECAC Championships.
The weekend-long event was held at the Reggie Lewis
Center in Boston, Mass.
Cornell finished behind only Eastern powerhouses
Seton Hall, which won the competition with 77 points,
Northeastern (50 points), Syracuse (47), and Pittsburgh
(41). Among the squads bested by Cornell were perennial
contenders Georgetown, Villanova, Penn State, and George
Katy Jay added another milestone to her storied
career. Jay bettered her own school record in the 400m,
posting a time of 55.27 on her way to a sixth-place
The story of the day for the Big Red was the relay
teams, as Cornell was the only squad at the ECACs to
score in all three relay events.
In the 4x400, the relay team of Jay, sophomore
Kari Steed, and Jessica and
Shonda Brown bettered the old indoor school record
on route to earning second in 3:41.59.
Cornell Women's Track and
Field Captures Heptagonal Championships
wins 400-meter; places second in the 60-meter dash and
March 2, 2003
Full results are available on the league's site:
Hanover, N.H.--The Cornell women's track and field
team held off an upstart Yale squad on route to a
victory today at the 2003 Heptagonal Indoor
Championships. The Big Red came into the final day of
the two-day event in first place and was able to secure
the title following a number of strong individual and
team performances. Today's win was the second straight
and fourth overall for the Big Red at the Heps.
Leading the way for Cornell was senior
Katy Jay, a two-time winner of Most Outstanding
Performer at the Heps. Although Jay was unable to repeat
last year's feat of winning both the 60-meter dash and
the 200m, she earned valuable points for the squad with
her second-place finishes in each event. In the 400m
Jay's winning time of 55.70 was the ninth fastest ever
at the Heps.
Ithaca College Women's Track & Field
500-Meter Dash, 1, Katy Jay
W Track - 2/8/03
Cornell Women's Track Bests Army and Yale at Triangular
WEST POINT, N.Y.-- The Cornell women's
track and field team won its third straight meet today at West
Point. The team captured first place in six events, including
both of the weight throws, on its way to a 41.5 point victory.
The Big Red claimed its first victory
in the 400-meter when senior
Katy Jay crossed the line in 56.46. Right behind Jay was
Kari Steed, who placed second in 57.84.
Cornell sprinters followed with another 1-2 showing in the
500-meter, with sophomore
Jessica Brown leading the way in 1:15.10. Classmate
Shonda Brown finished second in 1:16.21.
In the 200-meter Jay continued her string of victories,
sprinting to a first place finish in 24.73. Steed placed third
Cornell Women's Track
Cruises to Second Straight Victory in Meet with
Big Red Capture First
Place in Seven Events
Feb. 1, 2003
CAMBRIDGE, M.A.--The Cornell women's track and
field team captured first place in seven events,
including a 1-2-3 sweep in the 3000 meter run, on
route to a 29 point victory today in a meet with Ivy
League rivals Harvard and Brown.
The Big Red scored a total of 81 points, followed
by home team Harvard with 52 points. Brown finished
with 26 points.
Jan Seale set a winning tone for the Big Red in
the 60-meter dash. Seale claimed first place in 7.76
seconds and was followed by senior
Katy Jay who finished in 7.80.
Jay turned in another strong performance in the
200, dashing to a first place finish in 25.02.
Cornell Women Earn Decisive Win in Own Track Invite
Ten Big Red winners and eight
ECAC qualifying times/marks
Jan. 25, 2003
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell women's track and field
team earned first place in 10 events and captured 1-2-3
sweeps in the distance medley relay, the mile and the
800 en route to a 132.5 point victory over four other
teams at its own invitational on Saturday afternoon at
Barton Hall. Senior sprinter
Katy Jay won three individual events, claiming the
60-, the 200- and the 400-meter races. Sophomore
Jessica Brown was also a multiple winner, claiming
the 800 and the high jump.
Cornell Women Have Two ECAC Qualifying Performances and
Capture 12 Events in Own Invitational
Jan. 11, 2003 Click here for
Cornell took the top three spots in four running events,
led first by
Katy Jay in the 60-meter dash. Jay crossed the line in
7.92, followed by
Kari Steed in 7.94 and
Jan Seale in 7.98.
Steed and Jay also led the 200, with Steed winning in
25.59, followed by Jay in 25.68.
Shonda Brown rounded out the top three with a time of
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2003
Track Shines at Barton
women's track and field team defended the home turf as it blew
by the competition during last weekend's invitational. Three
1-2-3 sweeps and seven other first-place finishes helped the
Red earn a 132.5 victory in the five-way meet.
Standing out from the crowd was senior Katy Jay. Despite
returning from an injury, Jay still captured first in the 60,
200 and 400. The senior also picked up two ECAC qualifying
times with her 25.02 and 57.10 finishes in the 200 and 400,
respectively. While some might be satisfied with two ECAC
qualifying finishes, Jay is not.
Indoor Track Kicks Off Season at the Cornell Relays
Big Red Capture First-Place in
Dec. 7, 2002
ITHACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell women's indoor track and field
team opened its season in impressive form today at the Cornell
Relays held in Barton Hall. The meet, which featured over 650
athletes competing for 10 teams, produced a number of
first-place finishes and ECAC qualifying times for the Big
Junior Hannah Garrity and senior Katy Jay finished 1-2 in the
|Katy enjoyed a remarkable junior season, as
she became the first Cornell
athlete to win Heptagonal MVP honors at both the indoor and
outdoor championships. She was also voted the
Northeast regionís top female track athlete. Indoors, Katy
established school marks in the 60, 200 and 300 and the
4x400 relay. At the Heps, she won three events, establishing
Barton Hall records in each race. She also qualified
provisionally in the 200 for the NCAAs with her third-place
finish at the ECACs with a time of 24.02. Outdoors, Katy
continued her winning ways and established school records in
the 100 and 200, while anchoring the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
At the Heps, she won the 100 (11.88) and the 200 (23.99),
while anchoring the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relays. The
4x400 relay established a new Heps record of 3:42.47. A
four-time All-East performer, she finished third in the 200
at the ECACs.
CU track sets new records - Local Sports -
theithacajournal.com - ...
... Katy Jay set a pair
of school records, finishing fifth in the 60-meter dash,
in 7.63 seconds and coming in third at 24.16 seconds in the
200 meters. ...
Running Toward The
Sprinter looks for All-America finish,
continued team success on track
Sept. 24, 2002
Cornell Athletic Communications Office
here for full story
Senior sprinter Skye
Kathleen Jay, known to most as Katy, has accomplished so
much during her time on the East Hill and still has one more
year to go. This past spring, during the outdoor track
season, she claimed both the 100- and 200-meter titles at
the Heptagonal championships and also ran the anchor legs of
the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relays. As a result of these
four top performances, the coaches awarded her with the
highest honor at the championships and named her the Female
Athlete of the Meet. She then went on to earn All-East
honors at the Eastern College Athletic Conference
championships in both the 100 and 200 and capped off her
junior season by being named the Northeast Region Women's
Outdoor Athlete of the Year.
Cornell women's crew makes NCAAs - Local Sports - ...
... In the 1,600 relay, the quartet of
Shondra Brown, Hannah Garrity, Anne-Marie McMillan
and Katy Jay took fifth in 3:41.86, the
second-fastest time in Cornell ...
... JAY ONE Katy Jay
'03 was named the Athlete of the Meet after leading the Cornell's
women's track and field team to its first outdoor Heptagonal title
since 1997 ...
Cornell women led by Junior Katy Jay of Mitchell,
Nebraska finished with a dominating team victory in 68th
Heptagonal Games Track & Field Championships in Annapolis, Md.
All-Ivy Outdoor Track & Field Teams Announced
First-Team: Katy Jay Cornell (Jr., Mitchell, Neb.,
First-Team: Katy Jay Cornell (Jr., Mitchell, Neb.,
First-Team: Cornell 46.73 Kari Steed (Fr., Palmyra,
N.J.), Shonda Brown (Fr., Kremmling, Colo.), Hannah Garrity (Soph.,
Charlottesville, Va.), Katy Jay (Jr., Mitchell, Neb.)
First-Team: Cornell 3:42.47 Jill Crispell (Soph.,
Wallkill, N.Y.), Hannah Garrity (Soph., Charlottesville, Va.),
Shonda Brown (Fr., Kremmling, Colo.), Katy Jay (Jr., Mitchell,
June 5, 2002
National athlete of the year was selected from a list of
regional athletes of the year for the nine NCAA track and field
regions---or via write-in. Williams was picked as a write-in.
Women's regional athletes of the
year were Katy Jay, Cornell (Northeast); Lauren Simmons, Princeton
(Mid-Atlantic); Molly DeFrancesco, James Madison (Southeast); Elva
Goulbourne, Auburn (South); Muna Lee, LSU (South Central); Danielle
Carruthers, Indiana (Great Lakes); Austra Skuyjte, Kansas State
(Midwest); Ida Nilsson, Northern Arizona (Mountain); and Ellannee
Richardson, Washington State (West).
W Track - 5/12/02
Cornell Women's Track Claims Outdoor Heptagonal Championships Title
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Cornell women's track
and field team turned in several spectacular performances, as the
Big Red earned 187 points en route to claiming the 2002 Outdoor
Heptagonal Championship title. The women, who also claimed the
indoor title a few months ago, were 78 points ahead of second-place
Junior sprinter Katy Jay also turned in a repeat
performance, earning Female Athlete of the Meet honors.
Katy Jay earned top meet honors after claiming the 100 and 200
titles as well as running anchor legs on two first-place relays
Indoor Heps Championships at Cornell February 24, 2002
Outdoor Heps Championships at NAVY May 11-12, 2002
Cornell Track's Jay Earn Top Regional USTCA Honors
Penn Relays April 27, 2002
U Penn April 20, 2002
U of Irvine CA March 23, 2002
Katy Jay Leads Big Red To Heptagonal
Big Red won the Heptagonal Championship for the first time
Katy Jay sprints to victory in the 60-meter
dash in the finals at the 2002 indoor Heps. Jay went
on to earn top honors at this year's championships,
being named the women's Athlete of the Meet.
Feb. 24, 2002
ITHACA, N.Y. - The Cornell women's indoor track team
won the Heptagonal Games Association Indoor Championship
held at Cornell University's Barton Hall on February
23-24, 2002, with a thrilling drive on the second and
final day of competition. Facing a seemingly
insurmountable deficit after Saturday, the Big Red took
charge in the sprints and relays to win the Heptagonal
Championship for the first time since 1995.
Katy Jay led the Cornell charge, claiming the top
spot in both the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes, as well
as Athlete of the Meet honors. The Big Red won five
events to push Cornell ahead of Harvard, which had
gained a strong lead after the first day of competition.
The Big Red finished in first with 113 points, followed
by Harvard (101), Princeton (69), Brown (65), Columbia
(51) and Yale (46).
The Big Red claimed two out of the top three spots in
the 60-meter race. Katy Jay took first, finishing it in
7.62, followed by sophomore Hannah Garrity in third who
clocked a 7.91. Jay and Garrity took first and second
respectively in the 200-meter dash. Jay finished it in
24.34, followed by Garrity's 24.83 time. Freshman
Kari Steed finished in fifth in the 200-meter, with
a time of 25.72
Lena Mathews added a major contribution to Cornell's
point total, winning the mile run for the Big Red,
finishing it in 4:50.89. Sophomore
Merili Mosley won the 60-meter high hurdles, setting
a Cornell record with a time of 8.61.
The Big Red, led by
Katy Jay, dominated the 4x400-meter relay as well,
crossing the finish line seven seconds ahead of second
place Harvard at 3:45.97. Cornell took second in the
4x800-meter relay, running it in 9:00.11.
Jessica Brown and Shonda Brown led a strong Big Red
charge in the 400-meter, claiming third and fourth place
with times of 57.53 and 57.63 respectively. Junior
Natalie Whelan clocked 2:11.52 in the 800-meter
placing her in fifth place.
Jessica Brown and Sophomore
Lauren Kilduff each jumped 5-05 in the high jump,
placing them in fifth and sixth respectively. Mosley
also competed in the long jump and was the Big Red's top
finisher, placing fourth with a leap of 18-1/2.
Ibralate Stanley-Ikhilioju took fifth in the triple
jump, with a distance of 37-05.