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First Years Impress at Nuttycombe Invite

First Years Impress at Nuttycombe Invite

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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. 

Junior Andrea Masterson led the way for the Bulldogs this afternoon, taking 61st overall out of more than 230 runners with a time of 20:53.9. Not far behind her were first years Sevanne Ghazarian and Kayley DeLay, finishing 21:01.4 and 21:16.1. The two continue to have an immediate impact on the team as leaders. They have scored in all three of the meets they've competed in so far, following right behind Masterson. 

Completing the group for this race are seniors Dana Klein and Katherine Raphael, who finished right alongside each other in 21:39.6 and 21:41.6. Senior Melissa Fairchild rounded up the Bulldogs, as No. 27 Yale only had 6 athletes compete. 

Up next for the Bulldogs is the CCSU Mini Meet: the final meet before the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. More information on that meet will be posted as the  date approaches. The results for this meet can be found at the link above. 

Recap by Ariel A. Sánchez '19, Yale Sports Publicity.