Bulldogs Open New Year at Yale Invitational

Bevin Peters.
Bevin Peters.

Jan. 11, 2009

NEW HAVEN, CONN. - After more than three weeks without competing, the Yale women's track and field team returned to Coxe Cage for the Yale Invitational. The meet, described in the past by Associate Head Coach David Shoehalter as an opportunity to "shake off the rust" that accumulated over winter break, was used this year as an chance to give a solid effort and actually get a workout in as well. With this in mind, many Bulldogs competed in one event, typically not their specialty.

The highlights of the meet were wins in both the distance medley relay and the 4x800-meter relay. The medley of sophomore Kate Grace, senior captain Jennifer Lin, cross country captain elect Stephany Reaves and senior Bevin Peters combined for a 12:15.46 performance, defeating their closest challenger by over 16 seconds. The 4x800-meter relay ran 9:52.03 to take first over Albany (9:55.00).

Freshman Anne Lovelace debuted after an impressive cross country season with a 5;16.96 mile, good for third place. Classmate Alexa Monte finished eighth in the 60-meter dash in a loaded field with a time of 7.84. Junior Bailey Carroll finished in a three-way tie for second place in the pole vault with a height of 10-00.00.

The Bulldogs compete next at the Columbia-Dartmouth-Yale conference tri-meet, hosted this year at Coxe Cage, on Sunday, Jan. 17.

report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity