Lovelace First Yale Runner
BOSTON - The Bulldogs traveled to Franklin Park in Boston this Friday to compete in the 34th Harvard-Yale dual meet on the Crimson's home course. Yale came in second against their rivals with 49 points during the cloudy afternoon.
Harvard concluded the meet with 15 points: a perfect score in a cross country race. Harvard's five scoring runners finished first through fifth. Junior Claire Richardson won the 5k race in 17:42.34.
Sophomore Anne Lovelace was the Bulldog's top runner in the meet in 18:33.43. The was Lovelace's first race at the head of Yale's team. At the Iona Invitational, Lovelace was the fifth runner in Yale's impressive pack that finished within eight seconds of one another.
Senior captain Stephany Reaves was Yale's second runner, in 18:58.59, followed by freshman Nihal Kayali (19:05.81), junior Celia Stockwell (19:25.01) and senior Alexandra Cadicamo (19:31.83). Freshman Elizabeth Marvin, who led the Yale pack at Iona, did not compete in Boston.
The NCAA Regional Championships will be held at Franklin Park on Nov. 14, so the Bulldogs will get another chance at this course.
"We would have felt better about the meet if the grouping had been like the last time," said Mark Young '68, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field. "We just didn't execute the same kind of pack. It's disappointing, but we'll get better. We know what we want to fix for two weeks hence."
Yale's next meet is the Penn State Invitational in State College, Pa. on Oct. 16.
Report by Kyle Eichner '12, Yale Sports Publicity