Jordan Scores on Second Day of Heps

Alisha Jordan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity) Buy Now
Alisha Jordan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Cable, 4x800-Meter Relay Team also Boost Team Score

HANOVER, N.H.—The second day of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in Hanover, N.H. came to a close today. The Bulldogs placed eighth with 15 points. Sunday's top scorer was junior Alisha Jordan, a consistently strong contender in the triple jump.

Jordan's mark of 11.96m (39-03.00) in her signature event won her fourth place and four points, and qualifies her to compete in the ECAC championships. Senior Kristen Proe also participated, finishing 14th (10.54m or 34-07.00). In the weight throw, freshman Kate Simon walked away with a second personal best—following her showing in the shot put on Saturday. Her mark in the weight throw of 14.91 (12th—48-11.00) nabs her the seventh spot on Yale's top-10 lists. Also off a remarkable performance in Saturday's shot put, sophomore Karleh Wilson participated to post a mark of 14.05m (46-01.25).

Junior Emily Cable contributed to the team's score with her fifth-place finish in the 400-meter dash. She earned a time of 56.39, a season best. Like Cable, sophomore Shannon McDonnell also qualified to compete in the final round of her event, the 800-meter run. She finished eighth with a time of 2:15.70. 

After earning the fifth-spot on Yale's top-10 lists in the 5,000-meter run yesterday, junior Kira Garry returned to compete in the 3,000-meter. In 10th place with a time of 9:39.34, she led a pack of four teammates. Sophomores Elizabeth McDonald (9:44.82) and Emily Stark (9:45.50) finished in 13th and 14th, respectively. Both Bulldogs claimed personal best times. Junior Anna Demaree rounded out the group with her finish of 10:23.44 (27th).

The 4x800-meter relay marked an eventful race for four Bulldogs—freshman Delaney FitzPatrick, McDonnell and freshmen Meredith Rizzo and Emily Waligurski. The four added to the team score with a sixth-place finish of 9:00.94—the seventh-best time in Yale's record books. In addition, a Yale squad of Cable, sophomore Grace Brittan, junior Elle Brunsdale, and Proe took seventh place in the 4x400-meter relay in 4:01.62.

Report by Maria Seravalli '16, Yale Sports Publicity