May 11, 2008

Bulldogs Finish First Day at Heptagonal Championship

May 10, 2008

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's track and field team concluded competition on the first day of the Heptagonal Championship in eighth place with zero points. However, three Bulldogs qualified for the finals in their respective events on Sunday, and many of the distance races and relays, where Yale expects to score large amounts of points, are on the second day of competition.

Qualifiers for Sunday's finals include: freshman Kate Grace (800-meter run, 2:11.02), freshman Jennifer Parker (400-meter dash, 57.68, a new personal best) and junior Jennifer Lin (400-meter hurdles, 1:04.27). The 800-meter final is at 2:30 p.m., the 400-meter final is at 2:00 p.m. and the 400-meter hurdle final is at 2:55 p.m.

Other events the Bulldogs are competing in tomorrow include: the high jump (11:00 a.m.), the discus throw (12:30 p.m.), the 5,000-meter run (11:30 a.m.), the 4x100-meter relay (12:00 p.m.), the 3,000-meter steeplechase (section 2 - 12:45 p.m., section 1 - 12:55 p.m.), the 3,000-meter run (3:50 p.m.), the 4x800-meter relay (4:20 p.m.) and the 4x400-meter relay (4:30 p.m.).

The Bulldogs also have potential points pending in the heptathlon. Freshman Eve King is currently in fifth place with 2496 points and three events remaining (the long jump, javelin throw and 800-meter run).

Competition will begin on Sunday for women with the high jump at 11:00 a.m., and conclude with the 4x400-meter relay at 4:30 p.m.

report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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