2009-10 Yale Women's Track and Field News

August 4, 2010
Yale Posts Best GPA in Ivy League, Earns All-Academic Team Honor from USTFCCCA
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.

July 28, 2010
Cadicamo, Duncan, Grace and Lovelace Earn All-Academic Honors from USTFCCCA
Four Yale student-athletes were named to the 2010 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team, announced by the USTFCCA Wednesday. Yale’s 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).

June 14, 2010
Kate Grace is All-American
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.

June 11, 2010
Grace Finishes Seventh in 800 at NCAA Championship
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.

June 10, 2010
Lovelace Competes at NCAA Championships
Thursday was the second day of the NCAA Championships, hosted by the University of Oregon. Sophomore Anne Lovelace competed in the semifinals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

June 9, 2010
Grace Advances to Finals at NCAA Championships
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.

June 8, 2010
Grace and Lovelace to Compete at NCAA Championships
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.

June 3, 2010
Claudia Duncan Named Second Team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District
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.

May 29, 2010
Lovelace Qualifies for Nationals in Steeplechase
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.

May 28, 2010
Four Bulldogs Qualify for NCAA Regionals
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.

May 28, 2010
Grace Advances to NCAA 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.

May 27, 2010
Duncan, Grace Advance on First Day of NCAA Regionals
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.

May 16, 2010
Duncan Scores On Last Day of ECACs
On the last day of the ECAC Championships, two Bulldogs competed. Senior Claudia Duncan competed in the 400-meter dash, and freshman Elizabeth Marvin competed in the 3,000-meter run.

May 15, 2010
Two Bulldogs Qualify for Finals on Day Two of ECACs
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.

May 14, 2010
Lovelace and Cadicamo Score on Day One of ECACs
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.

May 13, 2010
Eve King Named 2010-11 Captain
At the annual track and field banquet on Tuesday night the team elected next year’s 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.

May 13, 2010
Select Bulldogs Head to ECAC Championships
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.

May 10, 2010
Kate Grace Earns First-Team All-Ivy Honors
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.

May 9, 2010
4x400-meter Relay Team Sets School Record at Heptagonal Championships
The women’s 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 Yale’s all-time top-10 list. The Bulldogs finished the meet in eighth place with 23 points.

May 8, 2010
Duncan Sets Record on Day One of Heptagonal Championships
The Heptagonal Championships opened to high winds on Saturday at Princeton’s Weaver Stadium. Only five events were scored for the women, as most of the events were preliminary rounds to determine who would race in tomorrow’s 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.

May 6, 2010
Bulldogs to Compete at Heptagonal Championships
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.

April 25, 2010
Yale Hosts Springtime Invitational
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.

April 24, 2010
Yale Competes in 4x800 at Penn Relays
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.

April 22, 2010
Lovelace Wins Steeplechase at First Day of Penn Relays
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.

April 21, 2010
Bulldogs to Compete at 116th Penn Relays
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.

April 17, 2010
Many Wins at Home Meet
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 Harvard’s 93.

April 15, 2010
Bulldogs Host Annual Yale-Harvard Dual Meet
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.

April 10, 2010
Bulldogs Compete at Penn-Yale-Princeton Tri-Meet
The Bulldogs returned to Princeton this weekend to compete in the annual Penn-Yale-Princeton tri-meet. In the tough competition against two strong teams, the Bulldogs finished third with 25 points.

April 8, 2010
Yale to Compete at Ivy League Tri-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 women’s first small meet against league rivals, and it will be an interesting gauge of how the team can compete.

April 3, 2010
Big Wins for Yale at Sam Howell Invitational
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.

April 2, 2010
Grace, Lovelace Win Events at Sam Howell Invitational
The Bulldogs opened competition at the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday night with big wins in running events. Junior Kate Grace won the 1,500-meter run to set a school record and sophomore Anne Lovelace won the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The only events contested on Friday were the two Yale won, the 5,000-meter run, and the discus throw. During the evening three Yale runners qualified for ECACs, and two of them also qualified for NCAAs.

April 1, 2010
Bulldogs to Compete at Sam Howell Invitational
The track and field team will be traveling to their first meet of the outdoor season against Ivy League rivals. The Bulldogs will compete both Friday and Saturday at Princeton’s annual Sam Howell Invitational. About 15 teams will gather for the unscored meet, including Ivy League teams Columbia and Dartmouth. It will be the team’s first competition since their spring break meet at William and Mary.

March 20, 2010
Bulldogs Start Outdoor Season Off Strong at William and Mary
The Bulldogs got off to a good start for the outdoor season at the Tribe Invitational at William and Mary on Saturday. They competed against five other teams from the area at the unscored invitational. Many of the Bulldogs, including the freshmen in their first outdoor meet, shined at the meet by taking the top spots and running PRs. Coach Mark Young, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, also said that the meet served as a training opportunity.

March 18, 2010
Bulldogs Ready for Outdoor Competition
After a successful indoor season that culminated with a seventh-place finish at the indoor ECAC Championships two weeks ago, the Bulldogs look primed for the outdoor season. Their first meet is the Tribe Invitational this Saturday, hosted by William and Mary.

March 7, 2010
Bulldog Trio Takes Top Spots at ECACs
All three of the Bulldogs' runners scored big points on the second day of indoor ECAC Championships for the team to finish seventh with 22 points. Coach Mark Young, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Mark Young, said he was extremely proud of the Bulldogs' performance.

March 6, 2010
Duncan and Grace Both Qualify for ECAC Finals
The Bulldogs qualified all of their individual runners on the first day of indoor ECAC Championships, held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston. The meet features athletes from Division I schools in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions who have qualified through making performance standards.

March 4, 2010
Several Bulldogs to Compete at ECACs
The Eastern College Athletic Conference will be holding the indoor track and field season championships this weekend in Boston. In order to compete, runners must meet qualifying standards earlier in the season. Yale will be sending senior Alexandra Cadicamo, senior Claudia Duncan, junior Kate Grace and its relay teams to Boston.

March 2, 2010
Grace Receives All-Ivy Recognition
Junior Kate Grace received first-team All-Ivy honors for the 2009-2010 indoor track season. The Ivy League announced the 2010 honorees on Tuesday 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.

February 28, 2010
Grace Wins 800-meter Run the Second Year in a Row
The Heptagonal Championships, the most important meet of the indoor season for the Bulldogs, drew to a close on Sunday with some great Bulldog performances. Junior Kate Grace won the 800-meter run for the second year in a row, and the 4x800 meter relay placed fourth to give Yale 16 points total and tie for seventh place.

February 27, 2010
King Fifth in Pentathlon at First Day of Heptagonals
The first day of the Heptagonal Championships were held at Dartmouth on Saturday. The day included a few field events and many qualifying heats to reach Sunday's final events. Junior Eve King made a great comeback in the pentathlon to earn two points for Yale with her fifth-place finish.

February 25, 2010
Bulldogs Head to Heptagonal Championships
The Yale women's track and field team will be heading to Hanover, N.H., this weekend for the most important event of the winter: the Heptagonal Championships. All eight Ivy League schools will be competing at Dartmouth's Leverone Field House, and it should be an exciting chance for the Bulldogs to improve upon last year's finish.

February 13, 2010
Grace Leads Team with Wins in 800, Mile at HYP Meet
The Yale track and field team competed against Princeton and Harvard at the annual tri-meet on Saturday, running hard and posting some season bests. Home team Princeton, with their extremely deep talent, won the meet with 90.50 points, Harvard came in second with 47.50 points, and Yale placed third with 21 points. This was the team’s last meet before entering the championship season.

February 11, 2010
Bulldogs Head to Harvard-Yale-Princeton Meet
The Yale women's track and field team will be traveling to Princeton, N.J., this weekend for the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet. The Ivy League schools meet every year during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, and hosting rotates between the three. The HYP meet is always a venue for intense competition, and it is the Bulldogs' last chance to compete before the Heptagonal Championships.

February 6, 2010
Coxe Cage Packed for Second Day of Giegengack Invitational
Competitors and fans filled Coxe Cage on Saturday for the second day of the Giegengack Invitational. Nearly 15 teams crowded the infield and the stands to participate in the long day of events. The meet was unscored, but Yale posted some great times with wins in the 4x400 meter relay, the 800-meter run, and several ECAC-qualifying performances.

February 5, 2010
Bulldogs Run Well at First Day of Giegengack Invitational
Yale hosted the first part of the annual Giegengack Invitational on Friday night. Over a dozen schools gathered at Coxe Cage to watch the preliminary events of the weekend. The highlight for the women was a decisive win by the Bulldogs in the distance medley relay.

February 4, 2010
Yale to Host Giegengack Invitational
This Friday and Saturday Yale will host the annual Giegengack Invitational at Coxe Cage. The meet draws many NCAA Division I schools from around the area, and is always an exciting precursor to the championship season. The Yale women's track and field team is ready to show what they can do on their home track.

January 29, 2010
Yale Competes at Reebok Boston Indoor Games
On a cold, dark Friday night, the Yale women's track and field team traveled north to compete at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games. Northeastern University hosted the meet at the Reggie Lewis Center, which will be the site of the ECAC Championships in March. The Bulldogs finished sixth of the 17 competing schools.

January 28, 2010
Bulldogs to Compete at Reebok Boston Indoor Games
The Yale women’s track and field team will travel to Boston, Mass., this Friday to compete at the Boston Indoor Games. Northeastern hosts the meet at the Reggie Lewis Center, which will be the site of the ECACs at the end of the season. The scored meet will be a great opportunity to run against top-notch competitors and post fast times (hopefully some personal records and maybe some ECAC qualifying times).

January 25, 2010
Patricia Melton ’82 Honored in NCAA Black History Month Exhibit
Patricia Melton ‘82 had an unexpected surprise in her first visit to the NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis on Monday Jan. 18. As she toured the exhibits and watched the Martin Luther King Day functions with student-athletes from both Butler University and IUPUI, she took her first look at the Hall of Honor, where she is a member.

January 23, 2010
Yale Finishes Second at Ivy League Tri-Meet
Yale traveled north to Big Green territory to battle both them and the Lions in the Annual Columbia-Dartmouth-Yale Tri-meet. The contest was fairly evenly matched, overall. Yale came in second with 54 points, behind Columbia with 75 points, and just ahead of Dartmouth’s 52. Six first-place finishes by various Bulldogs significantly helped the team to that finish.

January 21, 2010
Yale to Compete in Annual Ivy Tri-meet
The Yale women’s track and field team will compete against Ivy League rivals Columbia and Dartmouth this weekend at the annual Columbia-Yale-Dartmouth tri-meet. Dartmouth will be hosting the event this year in Hanover, N.H.

January 9, 2010
Yale Performs Well at Intercollegiate Classic at Home
Yale hosted over 15 teams at the 28th Intercollegiate Track Classic this weekend. It was the second meet that the Bulldogs have hosted at Coxe Cage this season, and the first meet after winter break. The indoor season is still young, and the Bulldogs were testing their legs at the unscored meet.

January 6, 2010
Yale to Host Intercollegiate Track Classic
The Yale track and field teams are hosting the 28th Intercollegiate Track Classic this coming Saturday in a traditional effort to start the spring semester with a bang. It has been five weeks since the Bulldogs last hosted a competition at Coxe Cage, and they are ready to return from winter break with enthusiasm.

December 5, 2009
Bulldogs Open Indoor Season at Home
The Bulldogs hosted the first meet of the indoor season at Coxe Cage on Saturday. The Yale Season Opener, also known as the Lidlifter Invitational, featured competitors from Manhattan, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac, Southern Connecticut State, and Trinity. The Bulldogs had some impressive finishes in the unscored meet, including their win in the 4x400 meter relay.

December 3, 2009
Yale to Host Lidlifter Invitational
This Saturday Yale will host the Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage. This is the Yale Season Opener, the first meet of the season. Albany, Southern Connecticut, Manhattan College, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac, and Ivy League competitor Columbia are all expected to bring teams to compete.

December 2, 2009
Yale Ready to Start the 2009-10 Season
The Yale women’s track and field team is gearing up for the 2009-10 season, and the Bulldogs’ first meet will be the Lidlifter Invitational on Dec. 5, hosted at Yale’s own Coxe Cage. The distance runners will be taking a short break now that cross country championships are all over, but for everyone else the year is just beginning.

July 25, 2009
Men’s, Women’s Track and Field Named All-Academic Track and Field Teams
Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams were named 2009 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Track and Field Teams.