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Bulldogs Compete at Villanova Invite

Tessa Malone. (photo by Steve Musco)
Tessa Malone. (photo by Steve Musco)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Yale women's track and field capped off a strong showing at the Villanova Invitational in the Ocean Breeze Track & Field Complex. The meet featured a great number of athletes from all across the region. While the Bulldogs only sent a contingent of athletes to the meet, the team fared well overall.

On the field, the field athletes had a number of strong performances. Junior Evelyn Roberts took second in the weight throw with a toss of 15.39m (50-06). Meanwhile, first year Tessa Malone earned a personal best in the triple jump with a leap of 11.23m, greatly surpassing her previous best. She placed fourth in this event. First year Erin Gerardo cleared a height of 3.55m today (11-08), good for eighth.

On the field, the sprinters made phenomenal improvements in their respective events. In the 400-meter run, first year Addison Coy took third in her collegiate debut of this even. She finished with the highest mark on the team thus far with a time of 57.65s. First year Lauren Drysch was just a step behind her with a time of 57.71s, good for fourth place.

Sophomore Lillian Enes had a particularly great afternoon, earning a personal best in the 200-meter run with a time of 25.31s. She also qualified for the final in the 60-meter dash, placing sixth overall with a time of 7.77s.

The full results will be posted when they become available, as the meet is still in progress at the time of this article.


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