May 14, 2005
Princeton, N.J. - Two school-record setting performances - from Erica Davis in the discus throw and Joslyn Woodard in the long jump - and a seventh-place finish from Molly Lederman in the pole vault highlighted Yale's performances on Saturday at the ECAC Championship. Those points placed Yale seventh after eight events with 15.75 points. While Pitt is first with 39, the Bulldogs are within nine points of second-place Columbia (24). Yale also had several athletes advance to Sunday's finals in other events, including an NCAA Regional qualifying time from Vanessa Mazandi in the 800m run.
Davis placed fourth in the discus throw (46.29m), won by Rider's Jazmine Fenlator (47.51m), to earn five points for Yale. Woodard finished fourth in the long jump (6.24m), won by Rutgers' Shameka Marshall (6.57m), and also earned five points. Woodard also advanced to Sunday's 200m final with a time of 24.22 in the prelims, the third-best time of the day in that event.
Lederman tied with three others for seventh in the pole vault (3.55m), which Penn's Samantha Crook won (4.00m). The point values for seventh and eighth were divided up amongst the four winners, giving Yale .75 points.
Mazandi qualified for the finals in the 800m run with a time of 2:07.81. That was the fifth-best time of the day in that event.
The championship concludes Sunday.
report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department