May 3, 2007

Bulldogs Ready For Heptagonal Championship

May 3, 2007

The Bulldogs look to improve upon last year's fourth place finish this weekend at the annual Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Competition will take place May 5 and 6 at Princeton's Weaver Stadium.

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

100-meter Dash: The Bulldogs will be represented by Katrina Castille, who is ranked second in the league with a time of 11.84.

200-meter Dash: Castille is seventh in the league with a time of 24.80, while teammate Jessica Pall is ninth with a time of 25.07.

1,500-meter Run: Lindsay Donaldson is ranked fifth in the league with a time of 4:27.46.

5,000-meter Run: Third in the 3,000-meter run last year, Donaldson currently leads this event with a time of 16:17.21.

400-meter Hurdles: Third in this event last year, Katherine Dlesk is ranked seventh in the league.

3,000-meter Steeplechase: Having qualified for NCAA regionals earlier this season, Elizabeth Calle will be looking to make her mark as she is currently ranked seventh with a time of 10:48.45.

High Jump: Jennifer Lin cleared a height of 1.64 meters during indoor season and this mark puts her at ninth in the league.

Long Jump: Olakitan Awolesi has jumped 5.70 meters so far this season, putting her at ninth in the league.

Triple Jump: Awolesi is ranked fifth in this event at a distance of 12.11 meters, which she jumped during indoor season.

Pole Vault: Having jumped 3.65 meters so far this season, Ashley Nolet is ranked seventh in the league.

Shot Put: Erica Davis is ranked third with a distance of 13.86 meters and placed fourth in this event a year ago.

Discus Throw: After breaking her own school record numerous times, Davis will be looking to improve on her mark of 49.66 meters set this season, putting her rank at second.

Relays: Second in the 4x100-meter relay last year, Yale will be looking to improve on their time of 47.39, which is ranked third in the league. The 4x400-meter relay team is ranked sixth this year at 3:48.92, which was run during the indoor season.

Report by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity