Bulldogs Hope to Speed Up at Terrier Classic

Jan. 24, 2008

NEW HAVEN, CT. - The Yale women's track and field team will compete Friday at the Terrier Classic at Boston University. The 200-meter banked track at Boston University is reportedly one of the fastest in the country.

"The focus shifts a little bit," said associate head coach David Shoehalter, "Where last weekend (a tri-meet with Columbia and Dartmouth) was a meet more about competitive effort, this weekend at BU gives the athletes a great chance to put down some solid performances. This is a great place to get qualifying times for the ECAC championships and good seed times for the Heptagonal championships in March."

It appears as though Yale is not the only team that has "running fast" on the brain, as some other tracks that are historically "fast", such Arkansas and Penn State, will also be hosting meets this weekend to draw thousands of athletes hoping to run standards and break records.

Competition will not be a weak point of this year's edition of the Terrier Classic. Expect teams such as Seton Hall, Rutgers, Dartmouth, Providence, Duke and many talented club athletes to be in attendance this year.

Results will be available the day of competition at Boston University's track and field home page.

report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity