Feb. 16, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's track and field team competed Saturday against Harvard and Princeton at Coxe Cage in the annual HYP tri-meet. While having many ECAC qualifying performances and inspired efforts, the Bulldogs (39 points) were unable to outscore the Tigers (62 points) or Crimson (58 points), both of which proved too deep for Yale.
The Bulldogs' effort was lead by sophomore Claudia Duncan. The standout sprinter won the 400-meter dash in an ECAC qualifying mark of 56.56, placing her second on Yale's all-time list behind sprinter great Pat Melton by less than two tenths (56.38). Duncan returned at the end of the meet and combined forces with freshmen Kate Grace, Erika Mansson and senior Mary Kuder to run a blazing 3:49.14 4x400-meter relay, which placed first. The relay places second on Yale's all-time indoor list behind a 2007 relay team which ran 3:49.00. Kuder and Grace also placed second and third respectively in the 400-meter dash in 57.49 and 58.29.
Senior Olakitan Awolesi contributed ten points to the effort by placing second in the long jump with an ECAC qualifying leap of 18-08.00, winning the triple jump with an effort of 38-04.00 and placing third in the 60-meter dash in 7.96. Finally, Senior Ingrid Sproll finished second in the 800-meter run in 2:13.74, an ECAC qualifier.
The Bulldogs will next compete at the Heptagonal Championships, hosted this year by Cornell in Ithaca, New York on March 1rst and 2nd.
report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity