2017-18 Yale Women's Cross Country News

  • Seven Seniors, One Team Honored At Senior Student-Athlete Reception
    May 19, 2018
    One team and seven seniors were recognized by the Yale Athletics Department at the annual senior student-athlete reception on Saturday at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gym. The women’s golf team earned the Brodhead Award for the highest team grade point average. Claire Huebner (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) of the co-ed sailing team and Theo Miller (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of the men’s soccer team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. The Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award was presented to Carl Mansson (Stockholm, Sweden) of the men’s track and field team and Calleigh Higgins (Ogdensburg, N.J.) of the women’s cross country and track and field team. Kiwi Comizio (New Vernon, N.J.) of the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams received the Amanda Walton Award, and Courtney Pensavalle (Winchester, Mass.) and Jason Alessi (Bloomfield Hills, Mich) were the recipients of the Molly Meyer Humanitarian Award.
  • Bulldogs Earn All-Academic Team Honor; Ghazarian, Masterson Honored Individually
    February 13, 2018
    This past week, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) honored the Yale women’s cross country team with team All-Academic honors. Additionally, first year Sevanne Ghazarian and junior Andrea Masterson received individual All-Academic honors.
  • Andrea Masterson Wins Cleary Award, Elected 2018 XC Captain
    December 23, 2017
    The Yale women’s cross country team met in the varsity room of Ray Tompkins House earlier this month for their annual banquet and to pick both the winner of the Cleary Award and next year’s captain. Junior Andrea Masterson swept both categories, not only winning the award for an outstanding season but also being elected by her peers to lead the cross country team in 2018. 
  • Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced
    December 19, 2017
    The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2017-18 Academic All-Ivy honors in its fall sports today, and 10 Bulldogs were honored. The five men and five women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
  • Masterson Concludes Season at NCAA National Championships
    November 18, 2017
    The Yale women’s cross country team has officially concluded its season, as junior Andrea Masterson raced individually in the NCAA National Championships.
  • Masterson and Ghazarian Earn All-Region Honors
    November 17, 2017
    The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has recognized junior Andrea Masterson and first-year Sevanna Ghazarian as 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country All-Region honorees.
  • Masterson Heads to National Championships
    November 17, 2017
    Junior Andrea Masterson heads to Louisville, Ky. this weekend to represent the Bulldogs in the NCAA National Cross Country Championship. This is the pinnacle event of the entire sport, bringing together the best runners from all around the country. Each athlete qualified because they were the top athletes in their region. The women’s race kicks off at 10:45 a.m. while the men’s race will follow at 11:45 a.m. Masterson will be joined by the Columbia and Dartmouth teams in representing the Ivy League. 
  • Masterson Qualifies for XC Nationals
    November 12, 2017
    This evening, the NCAA released the full list of qualifiers for the NCAAs. Junior Andrea Masterson will represent the Bulldogs next weekend at the National Championship at the University of Louisville. She earned one of four individual qualifying spots at the competition, joining the ranks of runners who will compete next weekend. 
  • Bulldogs Take Fifth at NCAA Northeast Regionals
    November 10, 2017
    The Yale women’s cross country team took on a blistering conditions at the NCAA Northeast Regionals this morning, placing fifth out of more than 30 teams. The team racked up a total of 131 points, coming up just 14 points shy of qualifying for nationals; No. 8 Providence took home the win with a total of 84 points while Dartmouth took second with 117 points.
  • Bulldogs to Take on Blistering Weather at NCAA Northeast Regionals
    November 09, 2017
    The Yale women’s cross country team will gear up for the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships this Friday in Amherst, N.Y. Hosted by the University of Buffalo, this championship brings together all 39 of the Division I teams from the Northeast Region to decide who qualifies for Nationals. The top two teams automatically qualify, while a third team can receive an at-large bid. The women’s championship race will be a 6k that kicks off at 11:00 a.m. 
  • Masterson Finishes Runner-Up to Help Bulldogs Take Third at Heptagonal Championships
    October 27, 2017
    The Yale women’s cross country team took third at this evening’s Ivy League Heptagonal Championship behind a strong runner-up performance by junior Andrea Masterson. This annual championship meet pits the Ancient Eight against each other in a winner-take-all scenario. Each team is limited to just 12 athletes to toe the line, with the top five scoring. Columbia won Heps with 66 points, just outpacing runner-up Dartmouth, who earned 73 points. The Bulldogs earned 89 points to take third. 
  • Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors at Heps
    October 27, 2017
    In addition to placing third as a team, three Bulldogs earned All-Ivy honors for their performance this afternoon. First year Sevanne Ghazarian and junior Andrea Masterson earned first team All-Ivy honors, while first year Kayley DeLay took second team All-Ivy honors. This marks the second consecutive year that the Bulldogs have had two first team All-Ivy honorees. 
  • Bulldogs Head to CCSU Mini Meet
    October 20, 2017
    The Yale women’s cross country will take a brief trip to New London on Friday to compete in its final meet of the regular season: the CCSU Mini Meet. It is almost a team tradition that the Bulldogs take on this race at Stanley Quarter Park. This meet brings together close to 300 athletes from more than 25 teams for the team's shortest distance of the season: the 3k.
  • No. 27 Yale Takes on Nuttycombe Invite
    October 13, 2017
    The Yale women’s cross country team heads to Wisconsin this weekend for its biggest meet yet: the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational. The Nuttycombe Invite brings together some of the best runners across the nation. In fact, more than half of the nation’s top-30 ranked teams will descend upon the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course in a race of more than 30 teams. 
  • First Years Impress at Nuttycombe Invite
    October 13, 2017
    The Yale women’s cross country team competed at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational this afternoon on the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course. This meet brought together the top cross country teams in the country, with more than half of the nation’s ranked teams being represented at this meet. No. 27 Yale placed 20th out of 33 teams with 526 points. No. 3 New Mexico won the meet with 87 points, while No. 5 San Francisco took second with 126 points. 
  • No. 27 Yale Competes at NEICAA Champs
    October 07, 2017
    The Yale women’s cross country team competed at the NEICAA Championship meet this afternoon, placing 14th out of an astounding 28 teams. The meet brought together schools all across the nation, with more than 180 runners in the varsity race and an equal number in the Sub Varsity race. 
  • No. 27 Yale Heads to New England Champs 
    October 06, 2017
    The Yale women's cross country team will send a contingent of athletes to the New England Championships in Boston this weekend. This meet brings together more than 30 teams from across the region for the first championship meet of the year. The meet will feature a 5k race on the Franklin Park Course, with both a Varsity and sub-Varsity division. The Sub Varsity race kicks off at 11:00 a.m. while the Varsity race will take place at 11:45 a.m.
  • No. 29 Bulldogs Place Second at Panorama Farms
    September 23, 2017
    ­The Yale women’s cross country team competed in the Panorama Farms Invitational this morning, placing second out of eleven teams. No. 29 Yale earned a total of 67 points in a competitive race, falling only to the University of Virginia who scored a total of 41 points. Southern Methodist University placed third with 97 points. 
  • No. 29 Yale Heads to Panorama Farms Invite
    September 21, 2017
    The Yale women’s cross country team heads to the University of Virginia this weekend to compete in the Panorama Farms Invitational. The women’s 5k race kicks off at 10:00 a.m. and will feature a field of 130 women from 11 schools all across the Eastern seaboard. No. 29 Yale is the only ranked DI school in the competition. 
  • Masterson Wins HYP, Team Takes Close Second
    September 15, 2017
    This afternoon at the Course at Yale, junior Andrea Masterson took first by a wide margin at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet. Meanwhile, the Yale women’s cross country team took second, besting Harvard’s squad but falling to an impressive Princeton showing. Yale scored 39 points, while Princeton took 32 points and Harvard took 59 points.
  • Bulldogs Host Harvard, Princeton in First Contest of the Season
    September 14, 2017
    The Yale women’s cross country team returns to competition this Friday after an all-around historic season in 2016. Last season, the Bulldogs had strong performances throughout the season, ranking as high as No. 17 on the USTFCCCA poll after finishing second at Heps and an impressive third at the NCAA Northeast Regionals. Their success culminated in the Bulldogs' first berth in the NCAA National Championships since 2001.