For women’s indoor track and field head coach Lou Duesing, Cornell’s 4×400 relay could very well be a microcosm of his entire squad this season. Not only does the relay crew — comprised of senior Anne Marie McMillan, juniors Katy Jay and Caitlin Ramsey and sophomore Hanna Garrity — return in full from last year, but several newcomers are also jockeying for the right to become a part of it. (Most likely challengers are rookie sisters Jessica and Shonda Brown, both of whom can run the 400 in 56 seconds).
If the women are characterized by anything, it’s their depth.
“I think this is going to be a very strong team, I think it’s going to be very deep team,” Duesing said.
Though Cornell was hit hard by the graduation of several key members of last year’s squad –including high jumper Danielle Brown ’01 and thrower Karen Chastain ’01 — it is still blessed with strength across the spectrum of events.
“We really hope that we can find a number of different people contributing in a number of events,” Duesing said. “in a number of events we can have multiple scorers.”
In the sprints, Jay should once again lead the field —