Bulldogs Set to Compete at Princeton
Women's Team Brings Qualifying Members
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—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.
The meet will begin Friday with the distance events, including an elite 1,500-meter run for which one Bulldog, junior Millie Chapman, has qualified. In addition, freshman Isabel Amend and sophomore Kira Garry have both been entered to compete in the 3,000-meter run, while sophomores Hannah Alpert and Anna Demaree will compete in the 5,000-meter run. Alpert has also qualified for the race, and will likely have to choose which event to compete in. This weekend's meet will be the first after three Yale distance runners hit ECAC qualifying standards in the 10,000-meter run two weeks ago. Thus, impressive results can be expected from the long distance runners.
In addition, Yale will have teams competing in both the 4x100-meter relay and the 4x400-meter relay. Cable, McDonnell, Lin and Poggi have been registered to compete on Yale's 4x400-meter relay team. And lastly, competing in the event for only the second time this year: Cureton, Lin, Mathews and Poggi will race in the day's shortest relay.
The meet will kick off on Friday with the men's hammer throw, followed by the women's discus, at 4:00 pm. Events will continue on Saturday with the 4x100-meter relay at noon. Live results will be available here and a complete schedule is available at http://www.goprincetontigers.com/pdf9/1618288.pdf?SPSID=46923&SPID=4279&DB_OEM_ID=10600.
Report by Maria Seravalli '16, Yale Sports Publicity