April 5, 2008
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Despite cloudy conditions and a ninety percent chance of thunderstorms on the second day of competition, the Yale women's track and field team was able to finish both days of competition without interruption. The Bulldogs finished the meet with twenty-five points, which left them in ninth place of ten. However, considering the women's team was split this weekend and the objectives for the meet did not include tallying up massive amounts of points, this statistic is not a good gauge of the success of the weekend for the Bulldogs.
The weekend got off to a lightning start with captain Elizabeth Calle. The senior finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:53.09, a mere three seconds off of a regional qualifying mark. Calle was followed by teammate Bevin Peters, who ran 11:20.42 for sixth place in her steeplechase debut. Freshman Kate Grace continued the trend of solid performances with a 2:12.91 in the 800-meter run, good for fifth place.
The Bulldogs had many successful relays during the second day of competition despite drizzling rain. The women's 4x800 team finished third in 9:08.74, the distance medley relay finished second in 11:50.33 and the 4x400-meter relay finished fifth with a time of 3:52.57.
The women's team will compete at full strength next week in an inter-conference tri-meet against Penn and Princeton at the legendary Franklin Field.
report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity