Small Meet Still Offers Tough Competition
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Bulldogs will send several runners who did not compete at last Saturday's Dartmouth Invitational to the Quinnipiac Invitational this weekend. Head coach Mark Young '68, Yale's Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the meet will serve as a chance to prepare before the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet at home on Sept. 24.
"It's a good opportunity to give another race to people who otherwise might not have one," Young said.
Young said he looks forward to seeing them all race again, including Hudson, who often ran in the Bulldogs' top seven last season.
"We're anxious to get her back if she can race this week. It will be good to see where she is," Young said.
The Bulldogs had a solid finish at last year's invitational, placing fourth out of 11 teams. Even though the meet is smaller this year, the team will still face competition from Quinnipiac and Stonehill. The Bobcats are the defending champion and currently rank 12th in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the Northeast Region. They are also coming off a second-place finish at last week's Central Connecticut State Blue Devil Invitational.
The performances at Saturday's meet along with those from Harvard-Yale-Princeton next weekend will also determine who will run at the New England Championships on Oct. 9.
Report by Miriam Cho '13, Yale Sports Publicity