With the 10th-best team grade-point average in the country, and the best in the Ivy League, Yale was honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Wednesday as an All‐Academic Track & Field Team. The Bulldogs' GPA of 3.45 placed them well above the cut-off point of 3.0 for All-Academic team recognition.
Four Yale student-athletes were named to the 2010 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team, announced by the USTFCCA Wednesday. Yales honorees were Alexandra Cadicamo 10 (Shrub Oak, N.Y.), Claudia Duncan 10 (Harlingen, Texas), rising senior Kate Grace (Los Angeles, Calif.) and rising junior Anne Lovelace (Boise, Idaho).
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) officially announced the Division I Outdoor Track & Field All-American athletes. Junior Kate Grace has been honored for her seventh-place finish in the 800-meter run on Friday the 11th. A total of 428 individuals were named All-American for their top-eight finishes at the NCAA Championships last weekend.
After a long season and many qualifying rounds, the finals of the 800-meter run were held on Friday at the NCAA Championships at the University of Oregon. Junior Kate Grace competed as one of the top eight runners in the country in a tough event, which should qualify her for All-American honors.
The University of Oregon is hosting the top college runners in the country for the NCAA Championships June 9-12. Junior Kate Grace competed in the semifinals of the 800-meter run on Wednesday, in which she finished with the seventh-fastest time to advance to the finals.
The 2010 NCAA Championships begin June 9 and continue until June 12 in Eugene, Ore., hosted by the University of Oregon. Junior Kate Grace will be competing in the 800-meter run and sophomore Anne Lovelace will be competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Claudia Duncan 10 has been selected to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team, which was announced Thursday. A political science major, Duncan was a 2010 NCAA Regional qualifier in the 400-meter run outdoors, breaking her own school record with a time of 54.54 at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.
On the final day of NCAA Regional Championships, sophomore Anne Lovelace qualified for nationals in a close race in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Senior Alexandra Cadicamo also competed in the 5,000-meter run.
As the regular track and field season has finished, the time for National Championships has approached. The NCAA Regionals will be hosted by North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C., on May 27-29. Senior Alexandra Cadicamo, senior Claudia Duncan, junior Kate Grace and sophomore Anne Lovelace have qualified for the East Regional Championships.
On the second day of the NCAA Regional Championships, junior Kate Grace competed in the quarterfinals of the 800-meter run and qualified for NCAA Championships in Portland, Ore., June 9-12. Senior Claudia Duncan competed in the quarterfinals of the 400-meter dash and sophomore Anne Lovelace competed in the 3,0000-meter steeplechase.
Both Yale runners made it through the first round of their respective events Thursday at the NCAA East Regional, hosted by North Carolina A&T. Senior Claudia Duncan's time of 54.03 in the 400-meter dash advanced her to the quarterfinals, which take place Friday at 5:45 p.m. Junior Kate Grace's time of 2:08.51 in the 800-meter run also advanced her to the quarterfinals, which take place Friday at 6:45 p.m.
On the second day of the ECAC Championships, two individuals and three relays competed. Junior Kate Grace and Senior Claudia Duncan qualified for Sunday's finals in their respective events, while others performed well in their last meet of the season.
On the first day of the ECAC Championships at Princeton, Yale had two incredible performances. Sophomore Anne Lovelace set a new school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and senior Alexandra Cadicamo ran a new personal record in the 5,000-meter run.
At the annual track and field banquet on Tuesday night the team elected next years captain and listened to the presentation of several awards. Those honored with awards include senior Faith Briggs, senior Claudia Duncan and junior Kate Grace. Junior Eve King was elected captain for the 2010-2011 season.
Members of the track and field team will return to Princeton, N.J. for the second weekend in a row for ECAC Championships. Athletes from the 90 NCAA Division-I member schools who have met the qualifying standards will compete in the three-day meet, which will take place Fri.-Sun., May 14-16. The ECAC hosts the women's track and field championship for eastern schools concomitantly with the men's IC4A Championships at Princeton. This year five individuals and three relay teams have qualified to compete.
Junior Kate Grace received first-team All-Ivy honors for the 2010 outdoor track season. The Ivy League announced the 2010 honorees on Monday following the Heptagonal Championships this past weekend. Grace won the 800-meter run at the Ivy League Championships for the second year in a row.
The womens track and field team members ran past the finish line of the season on Sunday at the Heptagonal Championships. Junior Kate Grace won the 800-meter run. The 4x400-meter relay team set a school record, and the 4x100-meter relay team made Yales all-time top-10 list. The Bulldogs finished the meet in eighth place with 23 points.
The Heptagonal Championships opened to high winds on Saturday at Princetons Weaver Stadium. Only five events were scored for the women, as most of the events were preliminary rounds to determine who would race in tomorrows finals. Yale did not score points in any of those five events, but four Bulldogs qualified for finals on Sunday. Senior Claudia Duncan had the most impressive race of the day when she won her heat of the 400-meter dash in 54.54, smashing her own previous school record of 55.49. This time should qualify Duncan for the NCAA Regional Championships in the event.
This weekend is the culmination of a long year of competition for the Bulldogs. On Saturday and Sunday they will compete against all of their Ivy League rivals at the Heptagonal Championships in Princeton, N.J. This is the last team competition for the Bulldogs, and the last meet that does not require certain qualifying times. On Saturday, Princeton will host preliminary heats of all running events (finals only of the 10,000-meter run), and finals of many field events. All of Sunday's events will be finals.
Yale hosted the last regular meet of the season on a cold, rainy Sunday. It was the last home meet for the seniors. Most of the Bulldogs who competed at Penn Relays in the past few days did not compete on Sunday. Many schools such as So. Connecticut State, Sacred Heart, and Ivy League rivals Dartmouth and Columbia came to the meet.
The Yale 4x800-meter relay team competed at Penn Relays on Saturday afternoon. It was the last and most crowded day of the 116th annual competition. The Bulldogs finished seventh in their field for a satisfying end to their week.
Seven Yale track and field athletes competed at the 166th Annual Penn Relays on Thursday. At one of the biggest and most historic track meets in the world drawing more than 22,000 entries and more than 100,000 spectators over three days Yale was able to show its strengths.
This weekend a select group of Bulldogs will compete in the 116th Annual Penn Relays. Hosted by Penn, the three-day long Carnival takes place on Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa. It is the largest and longest-running track meet in the world, and this year almost 250 colleges will send athletes, along with nearly 1,000 high schools and athletes from around the world, to total more than 22,000 entries. Yale will send three relay teams and several individual competitors. On Sunday, Yale will host the Springtime Invitational.
The Bulldogs braved an unusually cold and rainy day on Saturday to host the annual Harvard-Yale dual meet. Yale posted some very impressive times in running events, winning eight of the eleven events. Though there were many impressive performances, the Bulldogs ended the meet with 69 points to Harvards 93.
This Saturday Yale will host Harvard for the annual dual meet between the two rivals. The events will take place Saturday afternoon at the Cuyler Field-Dwyer Track complex. This is the Bulldogs first home meet of the season, and will be their last small meet.
The Bulldogs will be returning to Princeton, N.J., for the second weekend in a row to compete in the annual Penn-Yale-Princeton tri-meet. This will be the Yale womens first small meet against league rivals, and it will be an interesting gauge of how the team can compete.
The Bulldogs closed out a big day at the Sam Howell Invitational on Saturday with several more wins. After an auspicious opening on Friday night, with wins by junior Kate Grace and sophomore Anne Lovelace, the team continued to do well, with wins in three other events and strong performances all around.