Jordan Scores on Second Day of Heps

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