Annual Giegengack Invite At Coxe Cage This Weekend

Annelies Gamble. (photo by Tim O'Dowd)
Annelies Gamble. (photo by Tim O'Dowd)

Bulldogs Host Yearly Meet

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's track and field team is preparing to host its annual Giegengack Invitational, named for former head coach Bob Giegengack, at Coxe Cage this weekend. The 8th Annual Giegengack Invitational will be another large meet to complement last weekend's Terrier Invite at Boston University. It will serve as a last tune-up before the team jumps head-first into the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet and the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.

Coming off several season-best performances last weekend, the Bulldogs are set to be in a good place heading into those all-important Ivy races. Junior Annelies Gamble turned in a 2:10.98 in the 800-meter run, which is her fastest time all season by 18 seconds, and just 0.50 off of her personal best. The fact that she was able to lower her time by so much at this point in the season holds promising returns for later meets. Junior Nihal Kayali nursed a foot injury at the beginning of the season but still ran the third-best Yale time in the 1,000-meter run last weekend. Her time of 2:49.67 is the fastest by a Yale athlete since 1987. Freshman Emily Cable made her way into the Yale record books at the Terrier Invitational with a season-best 25.49 in the 200-meter dash, which is good for fifth all-time.

Though most of the Bulldog field athletes did not compete last weekend, represented only by sophomores Amanda Snajder and Emily Urciuoli, they will be back in action this Friday and Saturday.

The women's events will kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, and at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Buses will leave from Payne Whitney Gymnasium for Coxe Cage every 15 minutes. Results will be posted on when they are available.

Report by Natalie Villa '13, Yale Sports Publicity