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Bulldogs Finish Indoor Season at ECACs

Calleigh Higgins. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Calleigh Higgins. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

BOSTON – The Yale women's track and field team capped off its second day at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships with two strong performances in today's finals. 

The Bulldogs kicked off the afternoon with the final of the 60-meter hurdles. Freshman Sydney Holmes continued to shine in this event, even though it is just her first year competing at the collegiate level. She finished eighth overall with a time of 8.78s, good for 1 point. Holmes will truly be an important member to the team in the coming year as she develops her speed in the years to come. 

Meanwhile, in the final of the 4x800-meter relay, senior Delaney FitzPatrick led off a strong relay that was able to hold a strong position in the race. With legs by junior Calleigh Higgins and sophomore Gabrielle Rinne, as well as a strong anchor leg by freshman Arianna Lord, the squad managed a solid sixth-place finish with an overall time of 9:01.15. This performance earned the team another 3 points. 

The Bulldogs finished the afternoon with a total of 4 points for 39th place out a total of more than 50 schools.  The University of Albany won the meet with 62 points.  

The ECACs mark the close of the indoor season for most of the team except for senior Frances Schmiede, who will run the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship next week. 

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