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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 womenâs a cappella singing group, and, until recently, worked in the paleontology division at the Peabody Museum. Add to this her latest achievement â receiving a Rhodes Scholarship to study environmental science at Oxford University in the fall.
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