NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- On Friday afternoon four members of the Yale women's track and field team competed at the Crimson Elite hosted by Harvard. The performances were highlighted by a third-place finish from Erin Gerardo in the pole vault, while the other women also displayed consistency in their events.
Gerardo, who placed second at last weekend's Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet, matched her previous jump against Yale's Ivy rivals and once again cleared 3.75 meters. With competition from Harvard, Boston University and George Mason among other teams, the podium finish for Gerardo was a solid step in the process of preparing for the final meets of the indoor season.
Meanwhile on the field, first-year Emma Vasen continued to impress with a seventh-place overall finish and a throw of 13.48 meters in the shot put. Vasen was also the top first-year finisher in the event and has displayed steady improvement throughout the course of her rookie season. Improving on last week's jump of 1.53 meters, Olivia Mooney cleared 1.58 meters in the high jump to finish just outside the top 10 in Friday's contest while Elizabeth Adelson, who returned from injury this season, matched her previous week's jump of 1.53 meters.
While their teammates were putting in competitive efforts up in Cambridge, many Bulldogs remained in New Haven for a week of uninterrupted practice to prepare for the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational beginning next Friday.
The Invitational will be held at the BU Track/Tennis Center in Boston, Mass.
Full results from the Crimson Elite can be found here.