May 13, 2005
Princeton, NJ - A fifth-place finish from Katherine McKinstry in the 5000m run (16:51.82) and an eighth-place finish from Claire Hamilton in the steeplechase (10:48.50) helped Yale to five points on the first day of competition at the ECAC Championships Friday. The total ties the Bulldogs for ninth after three events, 19 points behind first-place Columbia.
McKinstry finished just over eight seconds behind the winner, Princeton's Meredith Lambert (16:43.07). Hamilton was just over 14 seconds behind William & Mary's Jackie Kosakowski (10:34.05).
The championships continue on Saturday and conclude on Sunday.