Yale Middle Distance Highlights ECAC Championship
March 9, 2008
BOSTON - The Yale women's track and field team finished competition at the 2008 ECAC indoor track and field championships in 27th place with ten points. Big East team champions Connecticut won the team title with 60.50 points and Seton Hall was second with 49 points.
The Bulldogs' points came from two sources. Senior Ingrid Sproll, by virtue of scratches (athletes that chose not to run in the final despite qualifying) ahead of her, was able to compete in the final of the 800-meter run. Sproll capitalized on the opportunity, finishing fifth with a time of 2:13.21, good for four points and all-East honors.
The 4x800-meter relay team of Kathryn Schleckser, Erika Mansson, Stephany Reaves and Meredith Leenhouts that stormed through the first day of qualifying with a blazing 9:05.75 came back the second day to improve upon that effort, finishing third in 9:02.91. The time ranks as sixth all-time indoors.
For their efforts, Sproll, Scleckser, Mansson, Reaves and Leenhouts will all receive all-East accolades.
With the end of ECACs also comes the end of the women's indoor track and field season. Over spring break the women will head out to Irvine, California to take advantage of the weather to prepare for the outdoor campaign. The next meet up for the Bulldogs, an unnamed meet hosted by the University of California-Irvine, will take place on March 22nd to kick off the outdoor season.
report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity