Day One Concludes at Heptagonal Championship

Kate Grace.
Kate Grace.

March 1, 2008

Complete Results

ITHACA, N.Y. - The Yale women's track and field team concluded the first day of competition at the Heptagonal Championship with sixteen points, good for sixth place. Cornell and Princeton occupy the top spots in the competition, the Big Red with 35 points and the Tigers with 33.50.

The Bulldogs' points were generated by seniors Olakitan Awolesi and Lindsay Donaldson. Awolesi finished second in the long jump with a leap of 19-01.25 and Donaldson finished second in the 5,000-meter run in 16:51.21.

Yale qualified two competitors through a day dominated by trials. Sophomore sprinter Claudia Duncan and relay teammate Kate Grace qualified to compete in the final of the 400-meter dash. Duncan won her heat with an effort of 58.24, while Grace qualified based on time in 58.02.

The Bulldogs' hopes for points now rest on the capable shoulders of Duncan, Grace, the 4x400 and 4x800-meter relays, freshman Emily Standish (high jump) and freshman Stephanie Scaramella (shot put).

Events will begin tomorrow at 11:00 with the women's high jump and will conclude with the women's 4x400-meter relay.

report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity