Grace 13th at NCAA Division I Championship

Kate Grace. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity) Buy Now
Kate Grace. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Senior Concludes Her Season in Texas

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The indoor track and field season finally drew to a close today for All-American senior Kate Grace, who placed 13th in the country in the one mile run at the NCAA Division I Championship. For more than four months, she has trained indoors, and will now set her sights on the outdoor track this spring.

Grace's time of 4:43.07 was good for seventh in her heat and 13th overall this afternoon. It is also the second-fastest time that a Bulldog has ever run, second only to her own mark earlier this season of 4:39.52.

Her season was highlighted by a new school record in the mile, as well as several meet records: the 800-meter run in the Giegengack Invitational and the one mile run at the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet. Grace also won the 800-meter run at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship this year, her third indoor Ivy title in a row. It was also her fifth consecutive season as 800-meter champion in the Ivy League, as she has won the event outdoors the last two years in a row.

Grace, a two-time All-American in the 800-meter run, will take several weeks off before venturing outdoors with the rest of her team. The Bulldogs will compete on Mar. 19 at the William & Mary Tribe Invitational.

Report by Natalie Villa '13, Yale Sports Publicity