Yale to Host Five Meets
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The coaches of the women’s track and field team have announced the 2009-10 schedule. Yale will host five meets over the course of the indoor and outdoor seasons.
The indoor season will kick off with two home meets at Coxe Cage: first the Lidlifter Invitational on Dec. 5, followed by the College Invitational at the end of winter break on Jan. 9. The team will attend meets hosted by Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H., and by Northeastern in Boston, Mass., before another the annual Giegengack Invitational back at Yale in early February. The Giegengack is the biggest invitational that Yale hosts; last year over 15 teams competed, with some very impressive performances.
After that, the team will head into championships. Heptagonals will be held at Dartmouth this year (Feb 27 and 28). The ECAC Championships will be at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston Mar. 6 and 7, and runners who qualify will compete in the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., Mar. 12 and 13. Last year junior Kate Grace earned All-American honors from her eighth-place finish in the 800-meter run.
The Bulldogs will commence the outdoor season with a spring break trip to the William and Mary Spring Break Invitational in Williamsburg, Va., though their first official meet of the season will be the Princeton Invitational Apr. 2 and 3.
Yale will host two meets this spring: the annual dual meet with Harvard will be held Apr. 17 on the Dewitt-Cuyler Track in New Haven, followed a week later by the Springtime Invitational (Apr 25). Bulldogs will also be competing at Penn Relays Apr 22-24.
The Heptagonal Championships will be hosted by Princeton (last year’s champion) on May 8 and 9. Princeton will also host the ECAC Championships the next weekend (May 14-16). Qualifying Bulldogs will compete at the NCAA Regional Championships in Greensboro, N.C., May 28-29. Last spring Grace finished third in the 800-meter run at NCAA Regionals, and then competed through the semi-final round at the NCAA Championships. This year the NCAA championship will be held in Eugene, Ore., June 11-13.
Report by Kyle Eichner '12