"Katy Jay, arguably the greatest track athlete in Cornell history..."  Cornell Daily Sun



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 competitive track.

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 competitive sports.

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US Collegiate Women's Team Rankings 2003

17 Cornell University

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.

Team Scores
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

The Top 25 Senior Athletes

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 ...

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]

 Katy Jay sets Cornell Record with 14 Conference Championships during her career!


Tompkins Trust Company/Cornell Varsity Athletes of the Week:

Week #18::

Katy Jay, Women's Track and Field

Katy Jay

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 Omaha NE


GIRLS: Katy Jay 12.09 and 24.83

Sprinting into the Sun:  for Fastest girl in Nebraska History

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!

Katy & Mitchell HS  Athletic Director

Coach Terry Gilliland

Ali Jay-Track 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.  FULL STORY

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Sprinters Mini-CAMP   Mitchell, NEBRASKA Aug 17, 2002 PHOTOS here!

KT Jay honored as 2002 Northeast Regional United States Track Coaches Association Athlete in National selection

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AMAZING TOP 5 ALL-TIME Finishes in ONE DAY at IVY LEAGUE 2003 Championships

Katy Jay honored as:

2002 Northeast Regional United States Track Coaches Association Athlete

Thanksgiving 2004

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

After 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, without her.

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 her physician.

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 Meter Hurdles

"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 tutelage.

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

Tough as nails and seemingly faster than a speeding bullet, senior Katy Jay is the heart of the women's indoor and outdoor track teams. .

Katy 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




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 [ Source ]

100m Dash
Second Team -- Katy Jay, Cornell, Sr., Mitchell, Neb. (11.86) [3rd All Time]

200m Dash
First Team -- Katy Jay, Cornell, Sr., MItchell, Neb. (24.56)(w-3.4)

400m Dash
First Team -- Katy Jay, Cornell, Sr., Mitchell, Neb. (53.78) [5th All Time]

4x100m Relay
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]

4x400m Relay
First Team -- Cornell -- Jill Crispell (Jr., Wallkill, N.Y.), Shonda Brown (Soph., Kremmling, Colo.), Linda Trotter (Fr., Indianapolis, Ind.), Katy Jay (Sr., Mitchell, Neb.), 3:44.45 [5th All Time]

Women's Track Places Eighth at ECACs out of 49 Teams

May 18, 2003 Complete Story

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 in 55.12.

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, respectively. 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.

ECAC Women's Track Report
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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


May 4, 2003  Complete Story

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (IvyLeagueSports.com) -- After Cornell's 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 all time.]

And that's exactly what they gave the crowd at DeWitt-Cuyler Complex as Jay's Big Red defended its Outdoor Heps title.

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 Jan Seale.

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 Leopard Invitational

April 19, 2003

Complete Results

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 Relays

Standout sprinter Katy Jay was the Big Red's top individual performer. Jay finished 14th in the 400 meter dash in a time of 55.33.


April 12, 2003

Complete Results

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 squad of Sarah Coseo, 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 and Shonda Brown, Jill Crispell, and Katy Jay also recorded an eighth place finish in 3:41.45.


Women's Track Competes at Penn Invitational

April 5, 2003

Complete Results

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 Classic Title

Complete Results

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 400-meter (54.97)

Cornell Women's Track and Field Places Fifth at ECAC Championships

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 Mason.

Senior 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 finish.

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.

Full Story here

Cornell Women's Track and Field Captures Heptagonal Championships

March 2, 2003

Full results are available on the league's site: www.IvyLeagueSports.com.

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 (Cornell), 1:15.84
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. FULL STORY

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 sophomore 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 in 25.82.


Cornell Women's Track Cruises to Second Straight Victory in Meet with Harvard, Brown

Feb. 1, 2003

Complete Results

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.

Freshman 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

Jan. 25, 2003

Complete Results

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 photos

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 26.42.

W. Track Shines at Barton

The 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.


Women's Indoor Track Kicks Off Season at the Cornell Relays

Big Red Capture First-Place in Five Events

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 Red.


Junior Hannah Garrity and senior Katy Jay finished 1-2 in the 300-meter dash.

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 Record Books

Sept. 24, 2002

By Christine Choi '04
Cornell Athletic Communications Office

Click 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.

2002 All-Ivy Outdoor Track & Field Teams Announced

First-Team: Katy Jay Cornell (Jr., Mitchell, Neb., 11.88)

First-Team: Katy Jay Cornell (Jr., Mitchell, Neb., 23.99)

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, Neb.)


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June 5, 2002

The USTCA 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 Brown (109).

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
5/29/02: 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 Championship


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.

Junior 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

Senior 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.

Freshmen 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.


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