Yale Concludes First Day of Giegengack Invitational

Mackenzie Mathews. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Mackenzie Mathews. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn.-The Bulldogs competed in the first day of the 10th annual Giegengack Invitational today, held at Coxe Cage and hosted by Yale.

The team began the meet with first-place finishes in three events. Sophomore Anna Demaree competed in the 5,000-meter run for the first time this season, winning the event in 17:42.17. Sophomore Karleh Wilson also took the top spot in the weight throw with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 16.17m (53'0.75"). Sophomore Taylor Eldridge was fourth with a distance of 13.49m (44'3.25"), while freshman Kate Simon was fifth (13.24m or 43'5.25"). Three Bulldogs—sophomore Megan Toon, freshman Lillian Foote, and senior captain Amanda Snajder—tied for first place in the high jump at a height of 1.55m (5'1"). The mark is Foote's best to date.

The long jump was also held on Friday, in which junior Alisha Jordan finished second, posting a mark of 5.38m (17'8"). Junior Elle Brunsdale also competed, placing fifth with her distance of 5.24m (17'2.25"). Snajder finished in seventh with a leap of 5.13m (16'10). Senior Teresa Parent rounded out the group with a jump of 4.71m (15'5.5").

In the distance medley relay, a Yale squad including sophomore Grace Brittan, freshmen Meredith Rizzo and Delaney FitzPatrick and sophomore Emily Stark ran the fifth best time in Yale history (11:35.06). The squad placed second, followed by another Yale team in fourth (12:01.27).

In Friday's 200-meter dash, freshman Katerra Logan placed 10th in 26.56. Sophomore Mackenzie Mathews also competed (26.75). 

Report by Maria Seravalli '16, Yale Sports Publicity