March 9, 2007

Second Annual Track and Field/Cross Country Dinner an Evening to Remember!

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Some of Yale's greatest female Track and Cross Country Athletes were on hand February 7 at the Yale Club of New York City, as the Yale Track Association honored the 1986 Cross Country, 1987 Track and Field and 1987 Cross Country Heps Championship teams. Many of the former greats on hand were actually part of all three of these championships within one calendar year! Like the 2006 dinner, over 100 Friends of Yale Track and Field gathered to reconnect with each other and the program, and to honor these great female track and cross country stars. 5 decades of track alums were in attendance, along with current Yale track athletes, parents, coaches, and friends of Yale Track and Field.

Kim Ford (track and field captain '87) told some entertaining stories of the camaraderie of the "old days", accompanied by Kelly Vanasse-Groteke (cross country captain '87). Coach Mark Young '68 related several stories about his former champions, and presented each with a nice keepsake award featuring framed team pictures from Yale Athletics archives.

The dinner was followed by lively socializing in the second floor lounge that continued well into the evening. This was a truly special evening, enjoyed by all in attendance. We hope to see you there in the future!

To view pictures from the dinner, check out the Yale Track Association website, at: www.yalebulldogs.com

Members of the championship teams and their teammates in attendance included:

  • Jane Buchan (Driscoll) `86
  • Kim Ford `87
  • Louisa Garry (Gerritz) `87
  • Sarah Gerritz (Smith) `89
  • Laura Hastings `86
  • Lisa Jones `89
  • Donna Lesch `89
  • Anne Maitland `86
  • Ifeoma Okoronkwo `87
  • Meredith Remigino (Gordon) `89
  • Carolyn Wasserman (Ballan) `87
Many thanks to all in attendance, and we hope to see many more of you at future alumni events!

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