April 15, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The rain clouds cleared way for a Saturday afternoon of competition in a three-way meet against Princeton and Penn at the DeWitt Cuyler Complex. Yale emerged victorious with a dominant score of 86 points, as compared to Penn's 64 and Princeton's 53. The Bulldogs won 11 events.
Leading the way was Joslyn Woodard, who won the 100-meter dash (12.07), 200-meter dash (24.48) and long jump (6.00 meters). All three marks qualify her for ECACs. She also helped the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams capture wins with times of 46.71 (third fastest all-time) and 3:51.46, both of which are also ECAC qualifiers.
Katherine Dlesk won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.77, just missing the ECAC qualifier of 1:02.64. Lindsay Donaldson qualified for regionals en route to winning the 1,500-meter run (4:25.63), ahead of Princeton's Cack Ferrell (4:26.59).
In other field events, Erica Davis won the discus with a throw of 44.93 meters. Dionna Thomas won the triple jump by over half a meter (12.31 meters), barely missing the NCAA regional qualifying mark of 12.32 meters. Molly Lederman won the pole vault with a height of 4.00 meters.
Report by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity