March 3, 2013

Four Race in 3000-Meter on Day Two of ECACs

Wilson Competes in Shot Put

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- On the second day of the ECAC Championships this Sunday, five Bulldogs competed in two events. Senior Elizabeth Marvin, sophomore Anna Demaree, and freshmen Emily Stark and Elizabeth McDonald all participated in the 3000-meter run. Marvin barely missed placing in the event, finishing in 9th place with a new season best time of 9:45.23. Demaree also met with success, earning a new personal best with a time of 9:55.54.  She has been improving steadily this season, consistently setting new best times by almost one second at each meet, and outperforming her freshman year best by over seven seconds. Stark and McDonald—both members of the class of 2016—seized their first opportunities to compete at ECACs. Stark finished in 10:01.04, while McDonald followed with a time of 10:03.1. As this is only their first year of competition, the two will have ample time to hit their peaks in the next three years.

Freshman Karleh Wilson, the Bulldog who holds the all-time Yale record in the shot put, competed in her best event again this Sunday. Though her heave of 12.40m (40'08.25) did not quite reach her record mark of 13.80m (45'03.50), Wilson can claim an indoor season of abundant personal triumph, having shattered her high school best of 13.01m (42'7). She will surely be one to follow as the team moves into the outdoor track season, beginning this March 23rd with the Tribe Invitational in Williamsburg, V.A.

The University of Connecticut won the meet with a score of 60.50 points in 20 scored events. 

Report by Maria Seravalli 16', Yale Sports Publicity