Bulldogs Gear Up for the Giegengack Invitational at Coxe Cage

Jennifer Donnelly. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jennifer Donnelly. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yale Hosts Annual Meet

NEW HAVEN, Conn -This Friday, the Bulldogs will kick off their ninth annual Giegengack Invitational, a two-day meet hosted by Yale track and field and named for former coach Bob Giegengack. Events will begin at Coxe Cage on Friday with the Men's and Women's long jump at 5:00 p.m. Field events will continue on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the shot put. Most running events will take place on Saturday, excluding the previous day's 5,000-meter run, 200-meter sprint, and distance medleys.

Expectations are high after personal bests from six Bulldogs at last week's Terrier Invitational, including performances from freshmen Grace Brittan and Sydney Cureton, sophomore Emily Cable, juniors Jenna Hessert and Amanda Snajder and senior Jennifer Donnelly.

After this weekend's meet, the Bulldogs will compete in one additional meet in Princeton, N.J., before heading to the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. Of the upcoming meet, freshman Karleh Wilson said the following; "We are in the midst of high competition with Heps (the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships) on our minds. This weekend should be a great meet since it's at home. We've been training really hard and can't wait to see where we stand among the Ivies."

After the Heptagonal Championships, the championship season continues with the ECAC Championships in Boston, in which participants must first meet a qualifying time to compete. In addition to Wilson, who met the qualifying standard for the shot put a week prior, three Bulldogs met ECAC standards last week. Senior Caitlin Hudson and sophomore Anna Demaree both qualified in the 3,000-meter run, while freshman Shannon McDonnell did likewise in the 500-meter dash.

Live Results for the Giegengack Invitational will be available at http://files.milesplit.us/live_results/133848/index.html. A complete schedule is available at http://www.directathletics.com/2013GiegengackInvitational.pdf?downloader=1&sport=track&meet_hnd=26789.

Report by Maria Seravalli '16, Yale Sports Publicity