February 9, 2013

Yale to Clash with Long-Time Rivals at HYP

Annual Tri-Meet to be Held with Harvard, Princeton

NEW HAVEN, Conn-Yale women's track and field is anxiously awaiting its last meet before the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this weekend. On Saturday, the Bulldogs will compete in Princeton, N.J., against fellow Ivies Princeton and Harvard. The meet is one steeped in tradition and anticipation.

This year should be no exception, especially as Yale comes off a slew of personal bests and ECAC qualifying performances. In addition to freshman Karleh Wilson and sophomore Emily Cable both breaking school records in the shot put and 400-meter run, the team has been tough to break this season. Among those to watch is junior Emily Urciuoli, who secured first place in the pole vault last weekend at the annual Giegengack Invitational at Coxe Cage. Also leading her race at last week's meet was freshman Shannon McDonnell, who stole the top spot for the 800-meter run. Furthermore, senior Nihal Kayali will be in a perfect position to continue her streak of success, after overwhelming her competition in the 3,000-meter run last weekend.

After a third-place finish last year at the HYP meet, Yale is eager to prove its worth and gain some confidence before entering the championship season. Still, competitors from both Harvard and Princeton have been hitting imposing marks this season. All three universities will boast of skilled athletes competing in every single event this weekend. 

 The meet will take place in Princeton's Jadwin Gym. Field events begin at 10:00 a.m., while running events will start at 12:00 p.m. with the 60-meter dash. Live results will be available at http://tumeytiming.com/upcoming-events/. A full schedule is posted at http://www.goprincetontigers.com/pdf8/1325886.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=10600

Report by Maria Seravalli '16, Yale Sports Publicity

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