PRINCETON, N.J. – The Bulldogs returned to Princeton this weekend to compete in the annual Penn-Yale-Princeton tri-meet. In the tough competition against two strong teams, the Bulldogs finished third with 25 points.
The day began with field events. Freshman Antonia Renker and junior Rachel Kuschner both scored for Yale in the discus throw, finishing second (38.57m) and fourth (36.00m), respectively. Yale also scored in the javelin throw, when freshman Emily Anderberg finished second (29.51m) and junior Eve King came in fourth (26.07m). Freshman Adele Jackson-Gibson finished fourth in the long jump (5.38m) and sophomore Emily Standish finished fourth in the high jump (1.53m). Freshman Jenna Poggi finished third in the pole vault (3.35m).
Senior Alexandra Cadicamo continued her impressive streak of performances this year with a third-place finish in the 1,500 in only 4:31.61 – a huge PR, and only .17 seconds off qualifying for the ECACs.
Yale posted some good performances in the 3,000-meter run as well; freshman Elizabeth Marvin was in fourth place for most of the race until she was edged out in the last second, finishing in 9:50.78 – only .16 seconds behind the Princeton runner who got in front of her. Her time qualifies her for ECACs. This was personal best by several seconds for Marvin, and one of her best performances after coming off a winter of injuries. Sophomore Anne Lovelace also posted a PR in the event when she came in sixth in 10:00.45. Lovelace took a week off from the strenuous demands of running the steeplechase this week to prepare for coming weeks.
Freshman Dakota McCoy scored for Yale in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing fourth in 15.88 seconds. She went on to finish third in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:05.81, which is her best this season.
Jackson-Gibson was fourth in the 200-meter dash in 25.49, followed by sophomore Alexa Monti in sixth (25.72) and sophomore Marieme Mbaye in eighth (26.13). Jackson-Gibson was also fourth in the 100-meter dash (12.39). Sophomore Emily Shulan was sixth (12.58).
The 4x400-meter relay team members all ran great to finish in 3:47.67 for Yale’s second-fastest time in the event ever (the school record was set in 2003 at 3:45.85). The team consisted of junior Kate Grace, freshman Allison Rue, Briggs and Duncan.
“There were a lot of things to be encouraged about today,” said Mark Young, the Mark T. Young ’68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field. “We didn’t just have good improvement – we had a lot of really good performances. It was a competitive meet.”
Grace came in second in the 400-meter dash in 55.98, which is only .04 seconds off the ECAC qualifying time, and is one of her best performances in the 400-meter in college. Grace competed at the University of Tennessee’s Sea Ray Relays on Friday night, where she was able to compete in the 800-meter run against other nationally ranked runners. She finished third in the event there, in 2:07.03. Results can be found here.
The Bulldogs will be hosting Harvard at home next weekend for the annual dual meet.
Report by Kyle Eichner ’12, Yale Sports Publicity