NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- For the second straight weekend, the Yale Bulldogs will go head-to-head against two other Ivy League teams. On Saturday, the Bulldogs will travel to Princeton, N.J., to take on historic Ivy League rivals Harvard at Princeton.
Princeton, the team champion of the meet last season, will host the meet at its home indoor track facility, Jadwin Gym. The Bulldogs are heading into the upcoming weekend bolstered by a number of top individual finishes recorded across event groups during early season competition.
The field events will start at 11 a.m. beginning with the weight throw. Evelyn Roberts is set to be the sole Bulldog competing in this opening event.
In the shot put, sophomore Alladia Patterson and first-year Emma Vasen will compete. Notably, as a first-year, Vasen recorded the second-best throw ever at Yale in this event (13.50 meters) last weekend, recording a new lifetime best in the process.
Angele Kelly and Tessa Malone will compete in the long jump, with Malone doubling back to compete in the triple jump shortly after. Last week, Malone was an important point scorer for the Bulldogs in the triple jump and narrowly missed scoring in the long jump. She will likely be an athlete to watch for as a potential point scorer this weekend.
Erin Gerardo is building off two impressive early season finishes in the pole vault heading into the coming weekend. Gerardo has already set a new lifetime best and scored for the Bulldogs this season, and will be looking to continue her early season successes this weekend.
Aja Thorpe and Davornne Lindo will both compete in the 60-meter hurdles. At the Dartmouth-Yale-Columbia trigonal meet last week, Lindo qualified for the finals of the event and will look to do the same this weekend.
A number of competitors from the 60-meter dash will return to compete in the 400-meter run later in the day. Isom and Osborne will return to the track to compete in this event and will be joined by Aliya Boshnak and Ariel Claxton.
Sophomore Addison Coy will return to her indoor specialty, the 500-meter run, after competing in the open 400-meter run and setting a new lifetime best last weekend. First-year Maya Sharp, a classically 400-meter runner, will join Coy in this event.
In the middle-distance and distance events, Yale will also be well represented in multiple events. In the mile, eight athletes are slated to compete. Kayley DeLay, Jane Miller, Hannah Steffke and Rachel Suss are returning after solid performances last weekend, while Lauren Chapey, Sevanne Ghazarian, Zoe Nuechterlein and Kosana Weir will be looking to open up their indoor campaigns on a high note.
Samantha Friborg, Chloe Jensen and Arianna Lord will all be competing in the 800-meter run this weekend. In her first ever indoor race for the Bulldogs last weekend, Friborg scored in the 1000-meter run and given her specialty of the 800-meter run, she is in a good position to score again this weekend.
Senior captain Emma Lower, the 800-meter first-year record holder, is anticipated to compete in either the 800-meter or 1000-meter run this weekend.
Senior Andrea Masterson will be competing in the 3,000-meter run this weekend along with first-year Morgan McCormick. Masterson and McCormick have both set lifetime bests already this season, in the 5,000-meter run and mile, respectively.
To close off the day, the Bulldogs will compete in the 4x800-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay. The 4x400-meter relay will be an event to watch for Yale in, given it will feature the school-record holding team of Boshnak, Coy, Enes and Osborne, that also won the event last weekend.
Strengthened by deep representation across event groups, the Yale women's track and field team will look to improve on its trigonal team finish against Harvard and Princeton this weekend. The field events will kick off at 11 a.m. and the track events will start at 1 p.m.
Preview by Yale Sports Publicity.