track and field
inducted October 2, 2008
Carrie Daly had to wait until the spring of her senior year to make her mark on Columbia Athletics history. A star for Barnard in track and field, Daly was one of many female athletes who helped build the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium into what it is today.
In 1983-84, just after the Consortium was formed, the cross-country and track and field programs began Division I competition. Daly captured the Consortium era’s first Ivy League title in track and field when she won the javelin throw at the 1984 Outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, successfully defending the title she had won in 1983, wearing a Barnard uniform.
In that same meet, Daly also set a Heptagonal record in the javelin, breaking the previous mark by 20 feet. And if that wasn’t enough, her Columbia record throw of 156 feet, seven inches stood for 18 years.
She was named to the 1984 All-Ivy League team, and was also on the United States Junior national team which competed in the 1982 Junior Pan-American games in Venezuela.