2012-13 Yale Women's Track and Field News

  • Bulldogs Earn All-Academic Team Honors; Post Top GPA in League
    August 01, 2013
    Bulldogs Earn All-Academic Team Honors; Post Top GPA in League The Yale women's track and field team has earned All-Academic Team honors from the USTFCCCA for 2012-13. The organization announced the winners on July 24, and Yale earned recognition for a 3.54 GPA that placed the Bulldogs first in the Ivy League and sixth in the nation. The Bulldogs' GPA was .13 better than the next-best Ivy League school.
  • McCoy Named Second Team Academic All-American
    June 28, 2013
    McCoy Named Second Team Academic All-American Dakota McCoy ‘13 of the Yale women’s track and field team has earned another major award for her academic achievements, as she was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team on Thursday.
  • McCoy Named Academic All-District 1
    May 30, 2013
    McCoy Named Academic All-District 1 Dakota McCoy has added another academic award to her already impressive resume, earning women’s track/cross country first team Academic All-District 1 honors.
  • Kayali Races in 5,000-Meter Run at NCAA Regionals
    May 25, 2013
    Kayali Races in 5,000-Meter Run at NCAA Regionals This Saturday, graduated senior Nihal Kayali faced off against competitors from the east region at the NCAA Regional meet. Though Kayali did not qualify to continue on to the semi final round in Eugene, O.R., she can return home with her head held high after a productive season, and one in which she discovered her talent for longer races.
  • Garry Competes in Steeplechase at NCAA Regionals
    May 24, 2013
    Garry Competes in Steeplechase at NCAA Regionals This Friday, one member of Yale track and field competed for a chance to continue on in NCAA Championships at the NCAA East Regional meet. Sophomore Kira Garry was the first of two Bulldogs to compete at the meet, with her teammate and cross country captain, senior Nihal Kayali, set to run in the 5,000-meter run on Saturday. Although Garry put up a fight in her signature event, the 3,000-meter steeplechase, her field of competitors was by far one of the toughest she has seen this year, and she missed qualifying for the semifinal round at the National Championships, to be raced in Eugene, Ore. in June. Her time of 10:38.28 was good for 14th place in her heat.
  • NCAA Regionals Approach for Two Dedicated Bulldogs
    May 22, 2013
    NCAA Regionals Approach for Two Dedicated Bulldogs The first day of the NCAA Division I Track and Field East Preliminary Round will kick off this Thursday. Two Bulldogs will be participating, having placed among the top 48 competitors in the East Region for their events. Graduating senior Nihal Kayali—a versatile distance runner—will compete in the 5,000-meter run on Saturday, while rising junior Kira Garry, also successful in many distance events, will take on her challengers in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Friday.
  • Yale Honors Seven Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Reception
    May 18, 2013
    Yale Honors Seven Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Reception Seven seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Sam Haig (Greenwich, Conn.) of the men’s squash team, Heather May (Newport Beach, Calif.) of the coed and women’s sailing teams and Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.) of the women’s ice hockey team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Dakota McCoy (Wexford, Pa.) of the women’s track and field team and Patrick O’Keefe (Pittsford, N.Y.) of the lightweight crew team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Lexy Adams (Lancaster, Pa.) of the field hockey team and Collin Bibb (San Antonio, Texas) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
  • Garry, Kayali Qualify for NCAA Regionals
    May 16, 2013
    Garry, Kayali Qualify for NCAA Regionals This Thursday, the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championship committee announced the athletes who had qualified to compete in the NCAA Championship season, beginning on May 23rd. Representing the Bulldogs in the preliminary round of competition, the East Regional Championships, will be sophomore Kira Garry in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and senior Nihal Kayali in the 5,000-meter run.
  • McDonald Places Fourth in ECAC 3,000-Meter Run
    May 12, 2013
    McDonald Places Fourth in ECAC 3,000-Meter Run On the third and final day of the ECAC Championships this Sunday, three Yale women’s track and field members represented their school. Overall, the team finished 30th out of 54 entered competitors.
  • 4x400-Meter Relay Team Secures New Best Time
    May 11, 2013
    4x400-Meter Relay Team Secures New Best Time This Saturday marked the second of three competition days of the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships. The Bulldogs competed in only two events, with the remainder to be contended on Sunday.
  • Garry, Kayali Place on First Day of ECACs
    May 10, 2013
    Garry, Kayali Place on First Day of ECACs This Friday marked the start of the ECAC Championships for Yale women’s track and field. Three long distance events, the discus throw, and four of the heptathlon’s seven events were competed, all of which were final rather than preliminary rounds.
  • Three Receive Awards at Annual Track Banquet
    May 09, 2013
    Three Receive Awards at Annual Track Banquet This past Tuesday, Yale women’s track and field hosted its annual banquet to celebrate the end of the season, choose the team captain for the upcoming year, and announce the past year’s awardees. Though the majority of the team’s season ended last weekend with the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, a few will go on to compete in the ECAC Championship meet this upcoming weekend. Among these qualifying athletes are all three Bulldogs who received awards at the banquet.
  • Thirteen Individuals Eligible for ECAC Championships
    May 09, 2013
    Thirteen Individuals Eligible for ECAC Championships This weekend, thirteen Bulldogs will once again journey to Princeton, this time to compete in the ECAC Championships. This meet will be the last of the year for all but the few who qualify to compete in the NCAA East Regional meet later in May.
  • Snajder Elected Women's Track and Field Captain
    May 09, 2013
    Snajder Elected Women's Track and Field Captain Last Tuesday at the annual track and field banquet, junior Amanda Snajder was voted by her teammates as Yale women’s track and field captain for the 2013-2014 season. Snajder is a member of Berkley College from Monroe, Conn. and is majoring in history of science and history of medicine. She was also awarded the Stroube Family Award at the banquet for her outstanding sportsmanship, courage, and inspiration.
  • Jordan Places Fourth in Triple Jump on Day Two of Heps
    May 05, 2013
    Jordan Places Fourth in Triple Jump on Day Two of Heps With this Sunday came the final day of the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships for women’s track and field. Excluding athletes who have qualified for the ECAC Championships next weekend, the meet was the last for the majority of the team.
  • Mathews Breaks School Record in 100-Meter Hurdles
    May 04, 2013
    Mathews Breaks School Record in 100-Meter Hurdles This Saturday marked the first day of the Outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships for Yale women’s track and field. Most of the preliminary event rounds were competed on Saturday, while final rounds and some additional events will be run on Sunday. Yale had three qualifying participants who will again lace up their spikes for tomorrow’s competition.
  • Heps to be Hosted by Princeton this Weekend
    May 02, 2013
    Heps to be Hosted by Princeton this Weekend Yale track and field will compete in the first of the championship meets for the outdoor season this weekend. The 2013 Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships will be hosted by Princeton at Weaver Stadium.
  • Mathews, Cureton Excel at Springtime Invitational
    April 28, 2013
    Mathews, Cureton Excel at Springtime Invitational This Sunday, Yale hosted the Springtime Invitational at Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track. After a small portion of the team competed at Penn Relays earlier in the week, the meet was a chance for the rest of the Bulldogs to get one last race in before the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships next weekend.
  • Jordan Takes Fourth in Triple Jump at Penn Relays
    April 26, 2013
    Jordan Takes Fourth in Triple Jump at Penn Relays After ten members of women's track and field competed at Philadelphia's Penn Relays on Thursday, only one lone Bulldog remained to demonstrate her athletic ability. Sophomore Alisha Jordan took her place at the start of the triple jump. Of 28 contenders, Jordan placed fourth-overcoming athletes from both the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth. Her impressive final mark met the distance of 12.09m (39-8).
  • Kayali Posts New Best Mark at Penn Relays
    April 25, 2013
    Kayali Posts New Best Mark at Penn Relays This Thursday concluded the Yale's first day of competition at the Penn Relays. Ten Bulldogs made the trip to Philadelphia to compete in the large meet, which includes divisions for masters and high school runners. Though those participating had to first meet steep entry standards, the day brought notable accomplishments for a few individuals of women's track and field.
  • Eleven Elite Track and Field Members Travel to Penn Relays
    April 23, 2013
    Eleven Elite Track and Field Members Travel to Penn Relays This Thursday and Friday, 11 members of Yale women’s track and field will travel to Philadelphia, to compete in the nation’s oldest and largest track and field contest. The Penn Relays span from Tuesday to Saturday and include athletes of all ages, including high school and masters divisions. In addition to all eight Ivy League Schools, hundreds of teams will compete, including some traveling from outside the continental United States. Such a massive field necessitates steeper entry standards than have been seen so far this season. Thus, the meet is a great opportunity for the few Bulldogs making the trip to compete among upwards of 100,000 athletes.
  • Second Day of Larry Ellis Brings Two Personal Bests
    April 20, 2013
    Second Day of Larry Ellis Brings Two Personal Bests This Saturday concluded the second day of the Larry Ellis Invitational. The meet was one with qualifying standards hosted by Princeton University. After seven bulldogs competed on Friday, the rest of Yale track and field stepped up to the track the following day.
  • Seven Contend on Day One of Larry Ellis Invite
    April 19, 2013
    Seven Contend on Day One of Larry Ellis Invite This Friday marked the end of the first day of the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton University. Seven Bulldogs took to the track on Friday, including four 5,000-meter competitors.
  • Bulldogs Headed to Princeton for Larry Ellis Invitational
    April 18, 2013
    Bulldogs Headed to Princeton for Larry Ellis Invitational This Friday and Saturday, Yale track and field will return to Princeton, N.J. just two weeks after the Sam Howell Invitational, this time for the Larry Ellis Invitational, another meet with qualifying standards for entry. With a large field of teams, including all Ivy League schools, the meet will undoubtedly provide a valuable opportunity for the Bulldogs to get a sense of where they stand in their division as the championship season encroaches.
  • Six Take Top Spots at Cambridge/Oxford Meet
    April 16, 2013
    Six Take Top Spots at Cambridge/Oxford Meet This Tuesday, a team comprised of athletes from Yale and Harvard triumphed over the team from Oxford and Cambridge. At the day’s end, the overall team score stood at 38-11, while the women’s team score was 14-5.
  • Biennial Meet with Harvard Against Cambridge/ Oxford Held in Boston
    April 15, 2013
    Biennial Meet with Harvard Against Cambridge/ Oxford Held in Boston This Tuesday, the Yale track and field team will put aside its rivalry with Harvard for one brief, but deeply traditional meet. The Bulldogs and Crimson will be pitted against athletes from Cambridge and Oxford in the 44th biennial meet of its kind. The competition is the oldest international series; it began in 1899, two years before the modern day Olympics. The meet is held every two years at alternating locations in both countries. This year, the four teams will compete in Boston at Harvard’s McCurdy Track. In addition to taking the meet the last time it was held, the teams from the two Ivy League schools have triumphed over their English rivals a majority of years. The meet uses traditional British scoring, meaning the first-place finisher in each event will score one point for his/her team.
  • Wilson, Urciuoli, Chapman Place First at Harvard Dual Meet
    April 13, 2013
    Wilson, Urciuoli, Chapman Place First at Harvard Dual Meet The annual dual meet between Harvard and Yale concluded today. Harvard took the meet with 89 points, while Yale scored 69 points overall. Still, the team walked away with widespread first-place finishes and personal accomplishments.
  • Yale Hosts Dual Meet with Harvard
    April 11, 2013
    Yale Hosts Dual Meet with Harvard This Saturday, Yale will host its first meet of the year at its outdoor track and field facility, Cuyler Athletic Complex. The meet is a dual meet with Harvard, steeped in the tradition of a long-standing rivalry.
  • McCoy Clears Every Hurdle
    April 10, 2013
    McCoy Clears Every Hurdle To say that senior Dakota McCoy has a lot on her plate would be an understatement. While achieving high academic honors in her double majors of ecology and evolutionary biology, McCoy also makes time to compete in hurdles and javelin events on the Yale track team, performs and travels with a Yale women’s a cappella singing group, and, until recently, worked in the paleontology division at the Peabody Museum. Add to this her latest achievement – receiving a Rhodes Scholarship to study environmental science at Oxford University in the fall.
  • Personal Bests for Three Bulldogs in 1,500-Meter Run
    April 06, 2013
    Personal Bests for Three Bulldogs in 1,500-Meter Run This Saturday marked the final day of Princeton University’s Sam Howell Invitational. Though all athletes who competed gained an individual success in qualifying for the meet, Yale’s 1,500-meter runners surpassed the rest. Of the four competitors in the race, three had the best performances of their collegiate careers, while the last saw an encouraging start as her first time competing in the event.
  • Five Bulldogs Open Sam Howell Invite
    April 05, 2013
    Five Bulldogs Open Sam Howell Invite The first day of the Sam Howell Invitational, hosted by Princeton University, concluded this Friday. Five Bulldogs participated in the day's events. Freshman Karleh Wilson met a mark of 41.06 (134-08) in the discus throw, a new personal best. Senior Antonia Renker also competed, finishing with a heave of 34.34 (113-00).
  • Bulldogs Set to Compete at Princeton
    April 04, 2013
    Bulldogs Set to Compete at Princeton Yale track and field will journey to Princeton this weekend for the school's annual Sam Howell Invitational. Princeton will welcome athletes from more than 51 schools. The meet is one with entry standards and maximum field sizes, limiting the number of athletes that will be competing this weekend.
  • Three Distance Runners Outperform in 10,000-Meter Run
    March 23, 2013
    Three Distance Runners Outperform in 10,000-Meter Run Yale track and field concluded its first meet of the outdoor season on Saturday. Though a few individual performances stood out in various events, the distance runners stole the day. As the team spent the week before its first meet training in the chilly air of Virginia, these performances may mark the beginning of a successful season for many Bulldogs once they begin to cut back on workouts for individual meets.
  • Outdoor Track and Field Season Carries Fresh Opportunity
    March 21, 2013
    Outdoor Track and Field Season Carries Fresh Opportunity NEW HAVEN, Conn.—After a week spent recharging from the indoor season, Yale track and field is ready to begin its outdoor season with the Tribe Invitational Meet this Saturday, hosted by the college of William and Mary in Virginia. The Bulldogs have been training as a team at the college in Williamsburg since the start of the week.
  • Cable, Donnelly, McDonnell Take on Day One of ECACs
    March 02, 2013
    Cable, Donnelly, McDonnell Take on Day One of ECACs Three Bulldogs had the chance to flaunt their talents in the meet on the first day of the ECAC Championships this Saturday. The meet concluded with the University of Connecticut in first place with 38.50 points scored in 6 events. Sophomore Emily Cable—after breaking a school record held since 1982 at this season’s Giegengack Invitational—yet again topped the list. She finished the 400-meter dash in 56.18, just one-hundredth of a second quicker than her previously set record.
  • ECACs Approach for Qualifying Bulldogs
    February 28, 2013
    ECACs Approach for Qualifying Bulldogs NEW HAVEN, Conn.—This Friday through Sunday, the 2013 ECAC Track and Field Championships will be held in Boston. Yale will boast of 16 athletes competing in 10 events, all of who have already proven their worth by qualifying for the meet at some point this season.
  • Bulldogs Score in Five Events on Second Day of Heps
    February 24, 2013
    Bulldogs Score in Five Events on Second Day of Heps The final day of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships concluded today with the 4x400-meter event. Yale’s team, including senior captain Allison Rue, freshman Shannon McDonnell, junior Kelsey Lin and sophomore Emily Cable, has already met the ECAC qualifying standard. Still, these four Bulldogs finished the meet off powerfully with a time of 3:51.99, earning them 4th place and 4 points for the team. In addition to Amanda Snajder’s 4 points won in her striking pentathlon performance on Saturday, the team compiled 15 additional points on Sunday. Overall, the Bulldogs scored 19 points and placed 7th. Harvard University won the meet with 117 points, while Cornell placed second with 112.6 points.
  • Snajder Breaks School Record in the Pentathlon on First Day of Heps
    February 23, 2013
    Snajder Breaks School Record in the Pentathlon on First Day of Heps Yale women’s track and field finished the first day of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this Saturday tied for 7th place with the University of Pennsylvania. Both teams scored 4 points in the 5 scored events of the day. All of Yale’s points were claimed by junior Amanda Snajder, who placed fourth in the pentathlon—an event comprised of the shot put, long jump, high jump, 60-meter hurdles, and 800-meter run. After a notable performance last year scored Snajder the seventh-fastest time in Yale history, she has yet again rewritten the Yale records. This time, Snajder claims the top spot, previously set in 1991. Snajder’s composite score of 3658 was boosted by a 5th place finish in the shot put (10.52m or 34’06.25), long jump (5.43m or 17’09.75) and high jump (1.64m or 5’04.50), and an impressive third place finish in the 60-meter hurdles (8.93). Her score also qualifies her to compete in the ECAC championships in Boston on March 2nd and 3rd.
  • Ivy League Heptagonal Championships Finally Approach
    February 21, 2013
    Ivy League Heptagonal Championships Finally Approach This Saturday and Sunday, Yale track and field takes to the Albert H. Gordon Track in Cambridge, Mass., to compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The annual championship meet will be hosted by Harvard this year, and will be the last meet of the indoor track season for some competitors, with the exception of those who have qualified for the upcoming ECAC Championships.
  • Yale to Clash with Long-Time Rivals at HYP
    February 09, 2013
    Yale to Clash with Long-Time Rivals at HYP Yale women’s track and field is anxiously awaiting its last meet before the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this weekend. On Saturday, the Bulldogs will compete in Princeton, N.J., against fellow Ivies Princeton and Harvard. The meet is one steeped in tradition and anticipation.
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