May 16, 2011

Four Bulldogs Named to the All-East Team

Team Finishes 12th at ECACs

PRINCETON, N.J. – After their top-eight performances at the ECAC Outdoor Championship this weekend, four Yale Bulldogs were selected as members of the All-East Team. Freshman Melissa Chapman, All-American senior Kate Grace, sophomore Nihal Kayali and sophomore Elizabeth Marvin were named All-East.

Grace and Kayali finished 1-2 in the 1,500-meter run on Sunday, claiming 18 of the Bulldogs' 23 points. Grace set a school record in the process, lowering her previous mark to 4:20.66. Kayali was right behind her, finishing in 4:21.94. Kayali is the second-fastest athlete in the event in school history.

Marvin placed sixth in the 5,000-meter run on Friday night. She ran a season-high 16:37.04, just three seconds behind Anna Corrigan of Virginia.

Chapman competed in the 3,000-meter run on Sunday afternoon. Her time of 9:37.16 was good for seventh place, just half a second off of her season-best time.

These four athletes combined for 23 points and 12th place out of over 60 teams. Duke captured both the men's and women's team titles.

Report by Natalie Villa '13, Yale Sports Publicity

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