Woodard Sets Ivy Record in Long Jump on First Day of Heps

Woodard Sets Ivy Record in Long Jump on First Day of Heps

May 6, 2006

PHILADELPHIA - Joslyn Woodard set an Ivy League and Heptagonal record in the long jump (20'9") Saturday afternoon at Penn's Franklin Field to highlight the first day of Heps competition for the Bulldogs. Yale ended the day in second place with 32 points, 5.5 points behind defending champion Cornell.

Woodard bested the previous meet record of 20'5", held by Yale's Samantha Lincoln '92, to complete a four-year sweep of the long jump. She and Army's Diana Wills '90 are the only four-time winners of the long jump in outdoor Heps history.

Yale's other long jumper, Olakitan Awolesi, was sixth (19'3.25"w).

The Bulldogs had two of the top three performances in the pole vault, where Molly Lederman placed second and Ashley Nolet was third (both at 11'11.75").

Erica Davis placed fourth (44'10.25") in the shot put, followed by Margo Angelopoulos (43'8"). Angelopoulos took sixth in the hammer throw (155'4") while Davis was seventh (151'8").

The long jump record was only part of a busy day for Woodard. In the 100-meter dash trials, she and Katrina Castille both advanced to Sunday's finals. Woodard, a two-time winner in the event, had the fastest time of the day (11.84, ahead of Castille's 11.96). Woodard also qualified for Sunday's finals in the 200m dash (24.51).

Yale did not have any runners qualify for the finals in the 400-meter dash, the 800-meter run or the 1500-meter run.

In the 400-meter hurdles, both Katherine Dlesk and Jennifer Lin qualified for the finals.

Competition concludes Sunday.

Complete Results report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu, Yale Sports Publicity