Women's 4 x 1,500 Meter Relay Team Wins At Penn Relays

April 23, 2004

Philadelphia, Pa - The Stanford women's 4 x 1,500 meter relay team waltzed to a convincing victory and a new school record on Friday at the Penn Relays.

Stanford was timed in a school record 17:26.88, easily breaking the old time of 17:36.66 in 2002. Freshman Katy Trotter ran the opening 1,500 meters in 4:22.3, followed by Katie Hotchkiss (4:32.2), Sara Bei (4:20.7) and freshman Arianna Lambie (4:11.7). Lambie's split time was third fastest in Penn Relays history. Providence finished a distant second at 17:34.06.

'It's such an awesome feeeling to win,' said Cardinal women's assistant coach Dena Evans. 'I am thrilled. It's a great honor for our program and a huge accomplishment for these girls. We are thrilled to be here and this is a fantastic feeling. In terms of intensity it does not get much bigger than this. The eyes of track and field are on this event and that makes it so intense.'

Stanford produced another victory on Friday with the women's 400 meter relay team running a season-best and NCAA Regional qualifying 45.33 to edge rival California at 45.52. Janice Davis ran the leadoff leg followed by Nashonme Johnson, Christine Moschella and Ashley Purnell. Stanford's time was fourth-best in school history.

The women's sprint medley relay team of Davis, Purnell, Johnson and Ashley Freeman finished third to Tennessee in a time of 3:51.30. The Vols ran a 3:41.78. In the finals of the men's distance medley relay, the Stanford team of Seth Hejny, Nick Sebes, Joaquin Chapa and Donald Sage helped the Cardinal to a fourth place finish in 9:39.53. Arkansas won in 9:33.74.

Men's Results (Penn Relays, 4/23/04)
Distance Medley Relay - 1. Arkansas 9:33.74; 4. Stanford 9:39.53 (Seth Hejny in the 1,200 meters at 3:00.04, Nick Sebes in the 400 meters at 46.5; Joaquin Chapa in the 800 meters at 1:51.0; and Donald Sage in the mile at 4:01.6)
4 x 400 Meter Relay (prelims) - 4. Stanford 3:11.16; 14th overall and qualifies for Saturday's final

Women's Results (Penn Relays, 4/23/04)
400 Meter Relay - 1. Stanford (Janice Davis, Nashonme Johnson, Christine Moschella, Ashley Purnell) 45.33
4 x 1,500 Meter Relay (Championship of America) - 1. Stanford (Katy Trotter at 4:22.3, Katie Hotchkiss at 4:32.3, Sara Bei at 4:20.7, and Arianna Lambie at 4:11.7)
Sprint Medley Relay - 1. Tennessee 3:41.78; 3. Stanford 3:51.30 (Janice Davis, Ashley Purnell, Nashonme Johnson, Ashley Freeman)
4 x 200 Meter Relay (prelims) - 1. Stanford 1:34.88; eighth overall and qualified for Saturday's final

For complete results, go to www.pennrelays.com

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