Four Bulldogs Qualify for NCAA Regionals

Four Bulldogs Qualify for NCAA Regionals Buy Now
Anne Lovelace. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Grace, Lovelace, Duncan, Cadicamo Qualify

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – As the regular track and field season has finished, the time for National Championships has approached. The NCAA Regionals will be hosted by North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C., on May 27-29. Senior Alexandra Cadicamo, senior Claudia Duncan, junior Kate Grace and sophomore Anne Lovelace have qualified for the East Regional Championships.

Cadicamo will be competing in the 5,000-meter run. She ran a personal best of 16:44.02 last weekend at ECACs and earned All-East honors for her fifth-place finish. Cadicamo is the 45th-fastest runner in her event in the eastern region.

Duncan will be competing in the 400-meter dash.  She qualified with her school record a Heptagonals of 54.54. She is currently the 37th-fastest runner in the eastern region. Duncan has come close to qualifying for NCAAs before, but has never competed.  Duncan earned All-East honors with her sixth-place finish at ECACs last weekend.

Grace will be competing in the 800-meter run for the third year in a row. Her time of 2:05.65 is the ninth-fastest time in the eastern region, which she ran in the preliminary round of the ECAC Championships last weekend. Last year Grace's season best going into the NCAA Regionals was 2:06.75. Grace ran the fastest preliminary time at the meet (2:06.69) and then finished third in the finals. At NCAAs, Grace made it to the semifinal round (the top 18 runners in the country).

Lovelace will be competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the first time at NCAA Regionals. Her best of 10:27.60 is the 18th-fastest time in the eastern region. She set this school record at ECACs last weekend and made All-East for her seventh-place finish.

The complete qualifying list of women in the eastern region is available here. More information and a complete schedule of events for NCAA Regionals is available here. Results will be available after the meet at YaleBulldogs.com.

Report by Kyle Eichner '12, Yale Sports Publicity