Jan. 25, 2009
BOSTON, Mass. - The Yale women's track and field team competed at the Boston University Terrier Invitational on Jan. 24-25 in Boston, Mass. The trip is highlighted by being able to compete on Boston University's indoor track, purportedly one of the fastest tracks on the east coast and very similar to Harvard's indoor track, where the indoor Heptagonal Championships are being held this year.
The women competed across a myriad of distances and the highlights were just as diversified. Senior Jennifer Lin had a fantastic weekend in the long sprints, where she ran 57.84, a new personal best, in the 400-meter dash (11th of 76), as well as contributing an impressive 57.3 relay split to the 4x400-meter relay. Lin's time is number five all-time at Yale.
Sophomore Kate Grace continued to impress after her ECAC qualifying time in the 1,000-meter run last week (2:54.55, 7th all-time) with yet another qualifying performance in the mile run, where she ran 4:58.35, good for 7th place.
Interestingly, the sprinter and middle-distance runner were able to use their talents together in the 4x800-meter relay. The team of Stephany Reaves, Lin, senior Kelli Buck, and Grace combined for 9:01.89, losing only to a very good Duke team (8:52.90). The time is nearly 24 seconds under the ECAC standard, and sixth all-time at Yale.
Freshman Alexa Monti made her spot on the all-time list with a 26.00 performance in the 200-meter dash, making her the 8th fastest Bulldog in school history.
The Bulldogs now have two weeks before their next meet, the highly competitive Giegengack Invitational hosted by Yale at Coxe Cage on Feb. 6-7.
report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity