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Strong Performances Against Harvard

Katherine Raphael. (photo by Don Clark).
Katherine Raphael. (photo by Don Clark).

This weekend, the Bulldogs hosted the Harvard women's track and field team for the annual Harvard-Yale dual meet. The Yale women had competitive performances and took away points in nearly every event.

Yale's 4x100 relay opened up the meet with a win against Harvard, after Harvard was unable to successfully complete the first hand off. This encouraging win gave the sprinters momentum as they moved forward in the competition. Lillian Enes took first in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters. Enes' first place finish in the 100 meter dash came along with a big personal best of 11.95 seconds. In the 400 meter race, Lauren Drysch and Angele Kelly took second and third place, respectively. Addison Coy did not disappoint in her 400 meter hurdle race. Not only did Coy win the race, but she did so in under a minute, clocking in at an impressive 59.78 seconds.

Both the steeplechase and the 3,000 meters were strong races for the Yale distance women. In the steeplechase, Katherine Raphael took second in a personal best time of 10:49.90 and Kayley DeLay took third place, also in a new personal best of 10:58.58. Sevanne Ghazarian fought through windy conditions to place second in the 3,000 meters, followed by teammate Kelli Reagan who came in third.

The Bulldogs had several noteworthy performances in the field events. Alladia Patterson had a phenomenal day, winning the shot put and coming back to place second in the discus. Natasha Feshbach placed third in the javelin. Erin Gerardo won the pole vault with a clearance of 3.60 meters. Olivia Mooney took second place in the high jump, and Elizabeth Adelson was the third place finisher. Tessa Malone won the triple jump in a collegiate personal best of 11.38 meters.

The meet finished with an exciting 4x400 meter relay. Yale's team of Lauren Drysch, Angele Kelly, Ariel Claxton, and Addison Coy took first place, defeating Harvard by nearly a five second margin.

 

Next week, the Bulldogs will head in a couple of directions. There will be a group traveling to the University of Virginia for the Virginia Challenge and a separate group will head up north to compete at Northeastern's Jay Carisella Invitational. More information on these two meets will be posted in the coming week.  

 

Report by Calleigh Higgins '18, Yale Sports Publicity