Eleven Bulldogs Set to Compete at NCAA Regionals in New York

Eleven Bulldogs Set to Compete at NCAA Regionals in New York

May 26, 2005

New Haven, CT - Eleven members of the Yale men's and women's track and field teams will be in action Friday and Saturday at the NCAA Regionals at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island in New York City. Each will be looking to advance to the NCAA Championships, held in Sacramento June 8-11.

The Yale contingent includes Heps champions Lindsay Donaldson (5000m run), Molly Lederman (pole vault), Lucas Meyer (steeplechase), Joslyn Woodard (long jump) and Josh Yelsey (1500m run). Jihad Beauchman will be in two events, the high jump and the triple jump, and Yale will have two runners in two other events - Donaldson and Katherine McKinstry in the 5000 and Claire Hamilton and Anne Martin in the steeplechase. Also in action are Vanessa Mazandi (800m run) and Shomari Taylor (400m hurdles).

Here is a schedule of the events Yale is participating in:

12:00 Men's High Jump Final Jihad Beauchman
3:00 Women's Pole Vault Final Molly Lederman
4:15 Men's 1500 Meters Prelims (advance 12) Josh Yelsey
5:00 Women's Long Jump Trial & Final (adv. 9) Joslyn Woodard
6:00 Women's 800 Meters Prelims (advance 8) Vanessa Mazandi
6:45 Men's 400M Hurdles Prelims (advance 8) Shomari Taylor
7:30 Women's 5000 Meters Final Lindsay Donaldson, Katherine McKinstry
4:52 Men's 1500 Meters Final Josh Yelsey *
5:00 Men's Triple Jump Trial & Final (adv. 9) Jihad Beauchman
5:45 Women's 800 Meters Final Vanessa Mazandi *
6:07 Men's 400M Hurdles Final Shomari Taylor *
6:30 Women's Steeplechase Final Claire Hamilton, Anne Martin
7:00 Men's Steeplechase Final Lucas Meyer

* must advance from Prelims

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report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity