NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Three sophomores on the Yale women's track and field team -- Annelies Gamble, Nihal Kayali and Elizabeth Marvin -- have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Track & Field team for their work in the classroom in 2010-11. The USTFCCCA made the announcement Thursday.
Gamble, a native of Woodbridge, Conn., who attended Amity High School, was part of a school-record performance in the distance medley relay at Penn Relays (11:12.08). She was also part of two 4x800-meter relay teams that posted the second-fastest times in school history: 8:44.54 indoors and 8:45.38 at Penn Relays. Her PRs in the 800-meter run (2:08.91 outdoors and 2:10.45 indoors) place her on Yale's top 10 lists in both categories. She competed at ECACS both indoors (800 and 4x800) and outdoors (4x800).
Kayali, a native of La Jolla, Calif., who attended La Jolla High School, was All-East in both indoor and outdoor track and field. She won the mile at indoor ECACs (4:47.68) and was second in the 1,500-meter run at outdoor ECACs with a time of 4:21.98, making her the second-fastest athlete in that event in school history. She was named second team All-Ivy League after placing second in the 3,000-meter run at outdoor Heps (9:51.13). She has top-10 school times in the mile, 1,500-meter run and 1,000-meter run.
Marvin, a native of Rhinebeck, N.Y., who attended Rhinebeck High School, was consistently the top finisher for the Bulldogs' cross country squad, including the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet, the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships and the NCAA Regional. She was fifth in the 3,000-meter run at indoor Heps with a PR of 9:38.18. In outdoor track, she participated in the NCAA Regional in the 5,000-meter run, an event she placed sixth in at ECACs (16:37.04). That earned her All-East recognition.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).
Those institutions given All-Academic Team status will be named on Wednesday, Aug. 10 (men) and Thursday, Aug. 11 (women).
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity