Wilson, 4x800-Meter Relay Team Make Yale History
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—This Saturday concluded the second day of the 2014 ECAC Championships, hosted by Boston University.
The star of the day was undoubtedly junior Emily Cable, who broke her own school record in the 400-meter dash. Her time of 55.49 is not only a significant leap from her previous record of 56.18 and nearly a second's improvement on her best time of the season, but it also qualified her to continue on to the final round of competition on Sunday. In seventh place, she outdid 26 of the some of the event's strongest contenders.
Yet another impressive performance came from sophomore Karleh Wilson, who landed the third-best weight throw mark in Yale history on Saturday. With a distance of 16.76m (55-00.00), Wilson nabbed eighth place out of 26 opponents. She further claims a new personal best.
Four Bulldogs pooled their talents to an outstanding result in the 4x800-meter relay. Freshman Delaney FitzPatrick, sophomore Shannon McDonnell, freshman Meredith Rizzo and freshman Emily Waligurski took second place out of 16 squads, qualifying to compete in the relay's final round on Sunday. With their time of 8:52.52, they knocked over five seconds off the best time of the season, and claimed the fourth-best Yale performance of all time.
Junior Alisha Jordan, competing in the indoor ECAC Championships for the first time, landed 18th place with her leap of 11.52m (37-09.50) in the triple jump.
Report by Maria Seravalli '16, Yale Sports Publicity