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Davis Qualifies for NCAA Regionals at Princeton

Davis Qualifies for NCAA Regionals at Princeton

April 14, 2007

Complete Results

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Bulldogs ended competition at the annual Yale-Princeton-Penn meet in third place with 54 points at Princeton's Weaver Track & Field Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Penn won with 81, while Princeton was second with 67 points. Erica Davis won both the discus throw (48.93 meters) and shot put (13.86 meters). Her mark in the discus throw qualifies her for NCAA regionals and shatters her old school record by over a meter.

Davis was not the only regional qualifier, as Elizabeth Calle qualified for regionals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, dropping her time from last year by almost 40 seconds to 10:48.45, taking third in the event.

In the sprints, Katrina Castille won the 100-meter dash (12.39), while teammate Catherine Bader was fourth (12.81). Castille was also second in the 200-meter dash (25.15). In the 400-meter dash, Claudia Duncan was fourth with a time of 56.93, which is third all-time in school history.

Katherine Dlesk and Jennifer Lin took second and third in the 400-meter hurdles with times of 1:02.54 and 1:04.61. In the 100-meter hurdles, Kristin Baxivanos finished in fourth with a time of 16.45.

Meredith Leenhouts was third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.13. Lindsay Donaldson won the 3,000-meter run by over ten seconds with a time of 9:32.68.

In other field events, Ashley Nolet won the pole vault at a height of 3.50 meters, while Olakitan Awolesi placed second in both the triple jump (11.59 meters) and long jump (5.61 meters).

The 4x100-meter relay team of Bader, Jessica Pall, Awolesi and Castille won with a time of 48.16. In the 4x400-meter relay, Yale was second with a time of 3:52.95. The team consisted of Dlesk, Pall, Duncan and Lin.

Report by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity