Woodard Breaks Record at Heps; Elis Stand in Fifth

Woodard Breaks Record at Heps; Elis Stand in Fifth

Feb. 28, 2004

Joslyn Woodard broke a decade-old Heps record with a long jump distance of 20'7" that broke the previous record by nearly one full foot. Her distance was the longest recorded by any Ivy female in history, breaking Yale's Samantha Lincoln's 1992 mark of 20'5". The Bulldogs are in fifth place after one day of competition at the Heps, which will continue tomorrow in Ithaca, NY.

Woodard won the long jump, 60-meter run, and 200-meter run last year and earned the 2003 Ivy Indoor Female Athlete of the Meet award. She qualified for Sunday's 200-meter final, but was disqualified in the 60-meter run for a false start and will not get a chance to defend her victory.

The Elis' Molly Lederman also had a strong day for Yale, capturing her first pole vault title as she cleared a height of 12'05.5".

Most of the final events for the Heps will take place tomorrow. Check here for complete results from today's time trials.