NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's track and field team wrapped up the Giegengack Invitational this afternoon with some very solid performances in the three events the Bulldogs entered. The team overall took home many top three performances, including one today in the 60-meter hurdles. As the penultimate meet before the Heptagonal Championships, this meet provided a good measure for the team to gauge its overall progress throughout the winter.
The second day kicked off for the Bulldogs in the jumps pit, with senior Rachel Wofford logging an impressive leap of 10.55m (34-07.5). The jump is by far her best collegiate performance, earning her fifth place overall. Meanwhile, freshman Natasha Feshbach competed in the shot put, throwing for a distance of 9.19m (30-02) for her third event of the meet.
The afternoon continued with the 60-meter hurdles, where freshman Sydney Holmes continued to deliver impressive performances with a second place finish in the event. In the preliminary round, she logged a time of 9.03s to advance to the finals of the hurdles. Her time was the second-highest mark among her competitors. Freshman Feshbach and sophomore Aja Thorpe also advanced to the finals. Holmes matched her mark in the finals, crossing the line second overall in 9.03s, while Feshbach and Thorpe finished fifth and seventh in 9.35s and 9.67s, respectively.
The Bulldogs will have just one more meet before the Heptagonal Championships at the end of the month. A few select members of the team will head to Boston for the highly competitive Valentine Invitational hosted by BU. More information will be posted about the meet as the date approaches.
Report by Ariel A. Sánchez '19, Yale Sports Publicity