Team Takes Third Place
HAMDEN, Conn. – Several Bulldogs who did not compete at last weekend's Dartmouth Invitational had their first race of the season at Saturday's Quinnipiac Invitational. The Bulldogs placed third with 79 points. Head coach Mark Young '68, Yale's Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the meet was a good opportunity for them to get a race in before hosting the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet next week.
"It was a good opportunity for them to run," Young said. "I was encouraged by the performance of (freshman) Clare Kane."
Kane had an impressive collegiate debut, finishing as the Bulldogs' top runner in ninth place overall with a time of 19:12, edging out Stonehill's top runner by one second. Fellow freshman Wendy DeWolf also ran a solid first race, following in 25th place in 19:59. The pair of junior Kristin Johnson and sophomore Phoebe Gaston finished 36th (20:39) and 37th place (20:47), respectively. Senior Celia Stockwell rounded out the top five in 44th place (22:56).
Since the Bulldogs did not run the runners who competed last week, Young said he was interested in seeing how the rest of the team might have performed against Quinnipiac.
"How do I think we'll do against them when we do run our top kids, I'm curious to know," Young said.
The Bobcats' Rebecca White won the race in 18:13, leading the Bobcats to win their home meet in a perfect score of 15 with their top five runners taking the top five spots.
Next weekend, the Bulldogs will run the entire squad against their Ivy League rivals Harvard and Princeton at home on Sept. 24.
Report by Miriam Cho '13, Yale Sports Publicity