Bulldogs Host Final Home Meet of Regular Season

Melissa Fairchild. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Melissa Fairchild. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's track and field team wrapped up a busy by hosting the annual Yale Springtime Invitational. This meet is rather special for the team as it is the last one of a very fast-paced outdoor season. Next week the team will head to Princeton University for the Outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championship. This afternoon the Bulldogs performed very well, offering hope for solid performances at Heps next week. 

Junior Rachel Wofford led the team this afternoon with a career-best performance in the long jump. Her leap of 5.39m (17-08.25) was by far her best jump, helping her earn second place out of a total of eight jumpers. 

Meanwhile, both throwers performed well in the hammer throw. Freshman Evelyn Roberts led the pair with a solid throw of 46.15m (151-05), coming in second place overall out of 13 athletes in this event. Junior Kate Simon also performed well, throwing for a distance of 45.67m (149-10) and placing fourth. 

Sophomore Melissa Fairchild won the 1,500-meter run this afternoon, logging in a time of 4:37.51. Just a step behind her in second place was freshman Gabrielle Rinne, who finished with a time of 4:37.88. Freshman Emily Kaplan earned a new personal best this afternoon, finishing in 5:01.65. The three fared very well this afternoon, especially given the cruel wet weather at the Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex. 

Meanwhile in the high jump, junior Lillian Foote cleared a height of 1.60 m (5-03) while junior senior Megan Toon cleared a height of 1.50m (4-11). 

Report by Ariel A. Sánchez '19, Yale Sports Publicity