April 19, 2013

Seven Contend on Day One of Larry Ellis Invite

Chapman qualifies for ECACs in 5,000-Meter Run

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—This Friday marked the end of the first day of the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton University. Seven Bulldogs took to the track on Friday, including four 5,000-meter competitors.

Leading her teammates in the event was junior Millie Chapman, placing twelfth among a field of over 80 contenders. She finished the race in 16:51.46, a time that qualifies her to compete in the ECAC championship meet. Freshman Elizabeth McDonald was the second member of Yale track and field to finish the race, placing thirty-seventh with her time of 17:36.34. Still, another personal goal was reached with Hannah Alpert's finish of 17:54.14, a new personal best for the sophomore. Senior Jennifer Donnelly also competed, completing the event in 18:27.82.

As Yale's only representative in an 800-meter run for elite competitors, senior captain Allison Rue earned a time of 2:17.07. Meanwhile, freshman Isabel Amend took on the 3,000-meter steeplechase for only the second time this year, blowing away her previous performance by over 15 seconds. Her new personal best time is 11:18.48. Finally, senior Antonia Renker competed in two throwing events, the discus and hammer throws. She concluded the discus throw with a heave of 37.87m (124-03), and posted a mark of 43.80m (143-08) in the hammer throw.

Report by Maria Seravalli '16, Yale Sports Publicity