Feb. 6, 2009
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldog women's track and field team opened the first day of competition at the Giegengack Invitational with strong performances in the field events. The meet, which is featuring some of the strongest competition of the year for the Bulldogs, will continue competition on Saturday with field and track events.
Despite the limited schedule of events, the Bulldogs turned in impressive performances. Perhaps the top performance of the day for the Bulldogs came in the distance medley relay. The team of four Bulldogs won the event with 11:41.63, an ECAC Championships qualifying time. The Bulldogs were almost more than 35 seconds ahead of the next closest time.
In the high jump, two Bulldog athletes placed in the top five in the high jump. It was a great night for the sophomore high jumpers. Sophomores Eve King and Emily Standish tied for fourth with a highest clearance of 1.60 meters. When the tie-breaking procedure based on misses was applied, the two jumpers were still tied. Senior captain Jennifer Lin was 12th with a top jump of 1.55 meters.
King again was a great performer for the Bulldogs in the long jump. She was the top Bulldog with a jump of 5.02 meters, a performance that was good for seventh place. Lin placed 13th with a jump of 4.78 meters.
In the weight throw, sophomore Stephanie Scaramella was 12th with a throw of 12.25 meters.
Field events will begin on Saturday morning with the women's shot put at 9:30 a.m. The women's 60-meter hurdles will start off the track events at 12:40 p.m. A complete schedule of events can be found here.
Report filed by Caleb Dorfman '09, Yale Sports Publicity