Bulldogs to Race at Terrier Invitational This Weekend

Kasey Mann. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kasey Mann. (photo by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After a win at home last Friday against Columbia to kick off the 2012-13 season, the Yale women's swimming and diving team will head to Boston this weekend for Boston University's Terrier Invitational.  This championship-style meet, however, will be different from last week's dual meet program.  The Bulldogs will have to swim in heats and finals on each day of competition, but the format will help prepare the squad for the Ivy League Championships in the spring.

Last Friday's meet against Columbia got the Bulldogs some crucial momentum to carry into this weekend.  Yale swam aggressively to capture first place in several close decisions, including freshman Callie Fosburgh in the 200-yard freestyle, senior Cynthia Tsay in the 100-yard freestyle and senior Molly Albrecht in the 200-yard backstroke.  From top to bottom the squad performed well against its first Ivy League opponents, and this weekend the Bulldogs will look to do the same against some fellow New England teams.

Last year the Bulldogs performed very well at the Terrier Invite, finishing third out of 10 teams.  Senior Alexandra Forrester won two individual events, the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly, while the team fielded two relays that finished second: the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medley relay.  The Bulldogs racked up a total of 373.5 points.  First place went to Columbia and second place went to Northeastern, but this time around both of those teams will not be competing at the Terrier.  Yale's competition this weekend includes BU, BC, Holy Cross, New Hampshire and UMass.

The Bulldogs will open at the Terrier the morning of Nov. 16 at BU's Competition Pool.  The meet will come to a close on Nov. 18.  Heats will begin at 10:00 a.m. and finals at 6:00 p.m. each day.

Report filed by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity