Qualifiers Travel for Championships
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's track and field team will send athletes who have qualified to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship meet in Princeton, N.J., from May 11-13. The meet will feature elite competition from across the region, and serves as a last chance meet for athletes hoping to advance to the NCAA Regional Qualifier later this month.
Yale will be well-represented in the middle distance and distance events. Sophomore Melissa Chapman and junior Elizabeth Marvin demonstrated their versatility this season by running qualifying times in three events each. Chapman has qualified in the 1,500-meter run, the 3,000-meter run and the 5,000-meter run while Marvin bested the standards in the 3,000-meter run, the 5,000-meter run and the 10,000-meter run. Additionally, sophomore Sarah Barry has qualified in the 3,000-meter run, junior Jennifer Donnelly has qualified in the 10,000-meter run, sophomore Liana Epstein has qualified in the 3,000-meter run and the 5,000-meter run, junior Annelies Gamble has qualified in the 800-meter run and 1,500-meter run, freshman Kira Garry has qualified in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 10,000-meter run, junior Nihal Kayali has qualified in the 1,500-meter run and the 3,000-meter run and senior Lindsey Raymond has qualified in the 10,000-meter run. Of particular note is Garry's 10:28.63 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, which is second all-time at Yale and only one second off the school record.
Bulldog relay teams have also met the qualifying standards, including the 4x100-meter relay team and the 4x400-meter relay team. On the field side, sophomore Emily Urciuoli has earned a berth in the pole vault and junior Adele Jackson-Gibson jumped farther than the standard in the long jump.
Distance events will take place on Friday night beginning at 7:00 p.m., while trials for the rest of the middle distance events and relays will begin on Saturday at 10:50 p.m. The pole vault and long jump will also occur on Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., respectively.
Report by Natalie Villa '13, Yale Sports Publicity