Top Racers to Rest for Wisconsin Invitational
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's cross country team will compete in the New England Championships on Sunday, Oct. 7, in Westfield, Mass. The team will rest some of its racers to prepare for the Wisconsin Invitational in two weeks, giving less-experienced athletes a chance to race in a large meet setting. Yale is fresh off its first ranking amongst the top 30 teams in the nation in seven years, after being rewarded for a fourth-place finish at Paul Short where Yale beat two top-10 teams.
Athletes competing include sophomore Hannah Alpert, freshman Isabel Amend, junior Sarah Barry, sophomore Anna Demaree, junior Wendy DeWolf, senior Tori Flannery, senior Annelies Gamble, freshman Elizabeth McDonald, freshman Shannon McDonnell and senior Jacque Sahlberg.
Last year's New England Championships featured 269 athletes from 39 teams. The title was won by Boston College, while Yale placed 16th. The meet will be held at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass. Ivy rivals Brown and Dartmouth and in-state foes Connecticut and Quinnipiac will also be present. Results will be posted on the meet website (http://www.neicaaa.org/) and www.yalebulldogs.com when they are available.
Report by Natalie Villa '13, Yale Sports Publicity