Bulldogs Prepare for Heps

Bulldogs Prepare for Heps

Feb. 22, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs have finished second the last two Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Championships and hope to make their mark again this year. Competition will take place February 24 and 25, hosted at The Armory in New York for the first time in more than 50 years.

Yale has a number of athletes looking to make a mark this year both on the track and in the field:

60-meter Dash: Katrina Castille has won this event in the past, and will look to do so again as she is ranked third in the league with a time of 7.68.

200-meter Dash: Castille will also be looking to score in this event, having run 25.30, which is ranked seventh.

800-meter Run: Meredith Leenhouts is ranked ninth with a time of 2:14.08 and will be looking to make an impact in this event.

Mile Run: After placing second in this event last year, Lindsay Donaldson will be looking to win as she is currently ranked first with a time of 4:49.23.

3000-meter Run: Donaldson placed third in this event last year and will be looking to score again. She is ranked second with a time of 9:28.42.

5000-meter Run: Katherine McKinstry's time of 16:55.44 puts her fourth in the league. She had a great race last year, placing second at the championship, and will be hoping to run well again.

Pole Vault: Ashley Nolet is currently eighth in the league with a height of 3.60 meters, and is not far from second place. Similar to last year, Princeton's Jessica Kloss is second with a jump of 3.70 meters.

Triple Jump: After placing seventh last year, Olakitan Awolesi is ranked seventh in this event. She has jumped 11.43 meters. .

Relays: The Bulldogs should score some points in both the 4x400 and 4x800-meter relays. Yale is sixth in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:52.58 and fourth in the 4x800-meter relay (9:17.39).

The Relays Zone, official blog of the Ivy League Heps, will be providing up-to-the-minute coverage throughout the weekend.

Report filed by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity