First Foray on the 400m Track in California
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's track and field team traveled to California for a training trip over spring break this year, and they will wrap up the week's workouts by competing in the Northridge Invitational, hosted by the California State University at Northridge. The meet will draw competitors from all over the country, especially those from Northern states where warm temperatures are harder to come by, including Alaska and Idaho.
After concluding the indoor season with a 14th-place finish at ECACs, the Bulldogs are looking to build on what they accomplished over the winter months. The team will also get to compete in several events that are not contested on the indoor track, notably the 3,000-meter steeplechase, the 100-meter hurdles, the 400-meter hurdles, the hammer throw, the javelin throw and the discus throw.
The meet will kick off at noon on Friday when the hammer throw is contested. Field events will begin on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. with the javelin throw. The men's 3,000-meter steeplechase will be the first track event at 8:40 a.m. on Saturday. The meet website can be found at http://www.gomatadors.com/sports/m-track/2011-12/files/2012_NI_Information_sheet.pdf. Results will be available on www.directathletics, www.gomatadors.com and www.yalebulldogs.com when they are available.
Report by Natalie Villa '13, Yale Sports Publicity