2013-14 Yale Women's Track and Field News
May 31, 2014
Garry Sets School Record in 3,000-Meter Steeplechase at NCAA Prelims
This Friday marked the final day of competition for the Yale Bulldogs at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round. The meet was held in Jacksonville, Florida.
May 30, 2014
Stark Competes in 10,000-Meter Run at NCAA Division I Prelims
This past Thursday, sophomore Emily Stark of the women’s track and field team represented Yale at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round. The meet was hosted by North Florida University in Jacksonville, Fla.
May 28, 2014
Garry, Stark Prepare for NCAA Division I Preliminaries
This Thursday and Friday, two long distance runners of the Yale women’s track and field team will compete in the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminaries. The meet will be hosted by North Florida University in Jacksonville, Fla. Should either junior Kira Garry or sophomore Emily Stark qualify to continue on to the final round of competition, they will travel to Eugene, Ore.
May 28, 2014
Kate Grace '11 Helps Set American Record in 4x1500-Meter Relay
This past Saturday, Yale alum Kate Grace ’11 made history at the inaugural IAAF World Relays Saturday in the Bahamas. She ran as a part of the U.S. 4x1500-meter relay team that set an American record (16:55.33). Grace ran the third leg of the race, in which she caught up to Australia’s team. The team took second place for a silver medal, behind only the Kenyan team that ran a world record time (16:33.58).
May 22, 2014
Garry, Stark Qualify for NCAA East Preliminary Round
The athletes who have qualified to compete in the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary Championships competition were announced this Thursday. Two Bulldogs—junior Kira Garry and sophomore Emily Stark—made the cut.
May 19, 2014
4x800-Meter Relay Team Earns All-East Honors at ECACs
This past Sunday, four members of the Yale women's track and field team competed in the 4x800-meter relay race at the 2014 Outdoor ECAC Championships. The group took fifth place overall—overcoming 19 other teams. As one of the top-eight finishers in the race, they earn All-East Honors.
May 18, 2014
Yale Fifth Overall in 4x800-Meter Relay at ECACs
This Sunday five members of the Yale women's track and field team competed in the final day of the Outdoor ECAC Championships, held in Princeton New Jersey.
May 17, 2014
Squad Runs Eighth Fastest 4x800-Meter Relay Time in Yale History
This Saturday marked the second day of the ECAC Championships for the Yale women’s track and field team. The meet is held in Princeton, N.J, and will continue until tomorrow. A complete schedule is available here. Live results will be offered at http://tumeytiming.com/.
May 16, 2014
McDonald Runs Personal Best in 5,000-Meter Run
The first day of the 2014 ECAC Championships was held today in Princeton, N.J. Two Bulldogs competed in the 5,000-meter run.
May 16, 2014
Ten Individuals, One Relay Squad Eligible for ECAC Championships
While the full Yale women’s track and field team completed its final meet last weekend with the conclusion of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, a few members will continue to compete, as they have qualified for the Division I 2014 ECAC Championships. Ten individuals are eligible to travel to Princeton, N.J., this Friday through Sunday to compete against other NCAA Division I qualifiers at the school’s William Weaver Track & Field Stadium. A complete schedule is available here. Live results will be offered at http://tumeytiming.com/.
May 15, 2014
Four Receive Awards for Women’s Track and Field
This past Monday after the conclusion of the 2014 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, the Yale Women’s track and field team remained on campus to gather together for its annual end of the year celebration. The athletes attended a brunch at the Yale golf course, where the past year’s awardees were announced.
May 15, 2014
Garry Elected 2014- 2015 Women's Track and Field Captain
This past Monday, after concluding the 2014 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on their home track, the Bulldogs gathered together to elect Garry Elected 2014- 2015 Women's Track and Field CaptainKira Garry as the 2014-2015 track and field captain. Garry is a junior from Montauk, N.Y., and is currently a Berkeley College major in Environmental Studies.
May 11, 2014
Snajder Breaks School Record in Heptathlon at Heps
The final day of the 2014 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, hosted at Yale’s very own Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex, came to its conclusion on Sunday. After stunning performances by junior Emily Cable in the 200 and 400-meter races and senior Emily Urciuoli in the pole vault on Saturday, the team came together to earn 19 more points, finishing in eighth overall with a total of 26 points. Harvard won the meet (162 pts.).
May 10, 2014
Urciuoli Takes Third in Pole Vault and Qualifies for ECACs in Final Heps
The Yale women’s track and field team opened postseason competition at home on Saturday, taking part in day one of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Yale’s Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex. The meet, which wraps up on Sunday, pits Yale against their seven Ivy League rivals and always proves to be one of the most exciting competitions of the season. At the conclusion of day one, the Bulldogs reside in eighth place with seven points, as Princeton (42 points), Columbia (21), Harvard (19) and Brown (19) hold the top four spots. Most of the scoring, however, will take place on Sunday, which will feature the relays and the final rounds of most individual track events.
May 8, 2014
Women’s Track Hosts Ivy League Heptagonal Championships
Yale women’s track and field is set to compete in the 2014 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this Saturday and Sunday—hosted at the team’s own Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex. The championship meet will mark the third time the Bulldogs have competed on their own track in the last four weeks, adding to the excitement and expectation that always surrounds the clash among the Ancient Eight. The meet will begin at 11:00 a.m. both days. A complete schedule can be found here. Buses will run from Payne Whitney Gym every 30 minutes, a schedule can be found here. Results will be posted on yalebulldogs.com after each day. The Ivy League will also provide a live video feed on Sunday at http://www.ivyleaguedigitalnetwork.com.
May 5, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Karleh Wilson
Karleh Wilson of the women’s track and field team left her mark in the Yale history books on Apr. 27. Wilson’s hammer throw of 50.27m is the fourth-best ever thrown by a Yale Bulldog. Wilson is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
April 27, 2014
Bulldogs Win Seven Events at Springtime Invitational
This Sunday, the Yale women’s track and field team returned to its home turf—Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track—for the second weekend in a row. The 2014 Yale Springtime Invitational resulted in seven first-place finishes for the Bulldogs, with many other competitors placing in the top-three.
April 25, 2014
Jordan Places in Top-10 at Penn Relays
Junior Alisha Jordan represented Yale in the triple jump on Friday at the Penn Relays. The meet is the largest in the country, and features various divisions in which athletes may compete.
April 24, 2014
Distance Medley Relay Squad Third at Penn Relays
Three individuals and one relay squad competed at the Penn Relays on Thursday. The meet is both the largest and oldest in the country, and includes a variety of divisions.
April 22, 2014
Bulldogs to Compete at Penn Relays
This weekend, a small number of the Yale women’s track and field team will travel to Philadelphia to compete in the Penn Relays—the nation’s oldest and largest track and field meet. The Penn Relays attract competitors from all over the nation, boasting of steep entry standards that allow for only the most elite runners. All eight Ivy League Schools will send their best runners to compete in the meet, beginning this Thursday to Saturday. A complete schedule and live results are available here.
April 20, 2014
Yale Fourth at Mark Young Invitational
This Saturday, Yale women's track and field hosted the annual Yale Mark Young Invitational at the Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex. The Bulldogs walked away from their first home meet with their best outcome of the season to date, placing fourth overall with 98.33 points. Dartmouth won the meet (113.50 points), which had 11 competitors in all.
April 17, 2014
Track and Field Hosts First Home Meet of Outdoor Season
The Yale women’s track and field team will host its first home meet of the outdoor season this Saturday—the annual Yale Mark Young Invitational, named for the team’s former coach who retired in 2010. The meet will take place at Yale’s Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track, with buses departing to the facility from Payne Whitney Gym every 15 minutes. A complete schedule can be found here and results will be posted onyalebulldogs.com when available.
April 12, 2014
Four First-Place Finishes at Annual Harvard Dual Meet
This past Saturday, Yale women’s track and field accepted the challenge of facing off against its ancient rival, Harvard, in a dual meet hosted annually. This week’s meet took place in Cambridge, Mass. While Harvard won the meet with 87 points, the Bulldogs saw numerous individual accomplishments, racking up 57 points.
April 11, 2014
Track and Field Dual Meet to be Hosted by Harvard
This weekend, the Yale women’s track and field team will head to Cambridge, Mass., to compete in its annual dual meet with Harvard. The meet—hosted at Harvard’s MCurdy outdoor track—presents a significant challenge for the Bulldogs, as the Harvard women won the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships during the indoor season and are currently ranked first in the Northeast region. Still, many competitors enter the meet with personal records and top-10 marks already under their belts, and are eager to test how they will fare against such opponents. The meet carries further significance as the first scored competition of the outdoor season. A schedule is available here, and results will be posted on yalebulldogs.com when available.
April 5, 2014
Urciuoli, Jordan Finish in Top-Six at Sam Howell
This Saturday marked the conclusion of the 2014 Sam Howell Invitational, hosted by Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. The Bulldogs showed their collective strength, as many members came close to meeting their personal bet marks.
April 4, 2014
Two Bulldogs Compete in Elite 1,500-Meter Run
This Friday marked the end of the first day of the 2014 Sam Howell Invitational, hosted by Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.
April 4, 2014
Garry Sets New School Record in 3,000-Meter Steeplechase
While the majority of the women's track and field team traveled to Princeton University to compete in the Sam Howell Invitational this Friday, five Bulldogs put their skills to the test at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, California. The meet offers competitive opponents from all over the country.
April 3, 2014
Four Distance Runners to Compete at Stanford Invitational
While the majority of Yale track and field travels to New Jersey this weekend to take part in the Sam Howell Invitational, four distance runners will instead compete in California at Stanford University. Live results for the meet will be available here, while a complete schedule is here.
April 3, 2014
Women’s Track and Field Set for Competition in Princeton
Yale women’s track and field travels to Princeton University this weekend for the annual Sam Howell Invitational. The meet will take place on both Friday and Saturday, and will not be scored. To participate, athletes had to meet minimum standards of performance. As a result, the field has proven to be a competitive one in the past. This year’s competition incorporates 50 teams, including many that the Bulldogs will see again throughout the season. Participating Ivy League schools include Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth and Harvard. Links to the meet’s schedule and live results are available here.
March 22, 2014
Demaree Takes Fifth in 10,000-Meter Run
This Thursday concluded the first day of the 2014 Shamrock Invitational, hosted by Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
March 22, 2014
Rizzo, Urciuoli Land Top Finishes at Shamrock Invitational
This Friday, ten Bulldogs competed in the second day of the 2014 Shamrock Invitational, hosted by Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
March 22, 2014
Wilson Throws Second-Best Discus Mark in Yale History
The third day of the 2014 Shamrock Invitational came to close today, wrapping up the first outdoor meet of the women’s track and field season.
March 20, 2014
First Track and Field Meet of the Outdoor Season Approaches
This Thursday through Saturday, the Yale Women’s track and field team will compete in its first meet of the outdoor season, the 2014 Shamrock Invitational XVIII. After resting for a week following the ECAC Championships, the team spent this week training in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The weekend’s meet will be hosted by Coastal Carolina University, and includes a massive field of over 40 teams, including fellow Ivy League, Dartmouth. Meet information, including a complete schedule, is available here. Results will be posted at www.goccusports.com when available.
March 9, 2014
4x800-Meter Relay Squad Second at ECACs
After three days of competition, the 2014 ECAC Championships, hosted by Boston University, have come to a close. The Bulldogs made a solid showing to finish in 16th place (18 pts.) out of 46 schools competing.
March 8, 2014
Cable Sets New School Record in 400-Meter Dash
This Saturday concluded the second day of the 2014 ECAC Championships, hosted by Boston University.
March 7, 2014
Snajder Takes Second in Pentathlon at ECACs
This Friday marked the first day of the 2014 ECAC Championships, hosted by Boston University. Senior captain Amanda Snajder took to the track in the pentathlon, the event in which she holds the school record. Though she was the only Bulldog competing, Snajder did not let that stop her from taking second out of fifteen competitors, racking up 3569 points. The pentathlon is comprised of five events: the 60-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump, and 800-meter run. Snajder’s best finish came in the high jump, where she placed third. However, her performance was strong across the board, with top-five finishes in the 60-meter hurdles and long jump, and top-10 finishes in the 800-meter run and shot put.
March 6, 2014
Twelve Individuals, Two Relay Squads Qualify for ECACs
This Friday through Sunday, Yale track and field will visit Boston University for the chance to compete in the 2014 ECAC Track and Field Championships. Twelve Bulldogs have qualified to compete in the meet, as well as two relay teams. Live results will be posted at lancertiming.com and a complete schedule is available here.
March 2, 2014
Jordan Scores on Second Day of Heps
The second day of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in Hanover, N.H. came to a close today. The Bulldogs placed eighth with 15 points. Sunday’s top scorer was junior Alisha Jordan, a consistently strong contender in the triple jump.
March 1, 2014
Bulldogs Excel in Throwing Events on First Day of Heps
This Saturday concluded the first day of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, hosted by Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H. The Bulldogs finished the day with eight points in seventh place. Two competitors, junior Emily Cable and sophomore Shannon McDonnell, will continue on to the final round of competition in their events tomorrow, and have the chance to add to the team’s overall score.
February 27, 2014
Yale Track and Field to Compete in Ivy League Heptagonal Championship
This upcoming Saturday and Sunday, the Bulldogs will travel to Hanover, N.H., for the 2014 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, the competition the team has worked towards for all of the indoor season. The meet will be hosted by Dartmouth at the Leverone Field House. Yale enters this year’s competition eager to improve on last year’s seventh-place outcome. Links to live results, a complete schedule, meet records and further championship information can be found here. A live video stream of the meet will be provided here.
February 15, 2014
Bulldogs Finish First in Four Events at HYP
The Yale women’s track and field team concluded its final home meet of the indoor season this Saturday. Though they placed third behind Princeton (48.50 pts.) and Harvard (69 pts.), Yale’s score of 41.50 pts. is a marked improvement over last year’s outcome. Although Princeton has won the meet the previous four years, the Bulldogs proved to be formidable opponents on their home track of Coxe Cage.
February 13, 2014
Yale Welcomes Harvard, Princeton to Coxe Cage
This Saturday, Yale track and field will return to Coxe Cage for its fourth home meet of the indoor season. Saturday’s tri meet marks a historic rivalry that takes place annually between three of the ancient eight. Harvard and Princeton will likely prove to be strong competitors, with Harvard currently ranked No. 5 in the Northeast Region, and Princeton having won the meet in the four previous years. Events will begin at noon, starting with the weight throw. Please see here for a full schedule. Results will be posted on yalebulldogs.com as soon as they are available.
February 13, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Amanda Snajder
Amanda Snajder is ready to lead the women’s track and field team against Harvard and Princeton this weekend. Last Saturday at the Giegengack Invitational, Snajder made it to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 9.21. Snajder, the captain of the Bulldogs, is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
February 8, 2014
Four Take Away First-Place Finishes from Giegengack Invitational
The 10th annual Giegengack Invitational came to a close today at Coxe Cage after two days of competition. Though the meet was not scored, many individuals won their events and walked away with times qualifying them to compete in the ECAC Championships in March.
February 7, 2014
Yale Concludes First Day of Giegengack Invitational
The Bulldogs competed in the first day of the 10th annual Giegengack Invitational today, held at Coxe Cage and hosted by Yale.
February 6, 2014
Giegengack Invitational Held This Weekend
This Friday, Yale women’s track and field will compete in the first of two days of the 10th annual Giegengack Invitational, a meet hosted by Yale and named for former coach Bob Giegengack. Events begin with the long jump at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and continue at 10:00 a.m. the following day. Results will be posted on yalebulldogs.com when available.
January 25, 2014
Bulldogs Rack Up Individual Bests in Boston
The Yale Women’s track and field team took to the track for the 2014 Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic Meet on Friday. Though the meet was not scored, it offered competition that the Bulldogs will see again during the Northeast Regional meet and Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.
January 23, 2014
Women's Track and Field to Compete in Boston
The Bulldogs travel to Boston this weekend to compete in the 2014 Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic Meet. The meet will be the largest the team has competed in this season, featuring competition the Bulldogs will square up against during the Northeast Regional meet and the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The women’s team will compete on Friday, beginning with the field events at 2:00 p.m, followed by the men’s events on Saturday. A complete schedule is available here. Live results will be provided by Lancer Timing Services.
January 18, 2014
Bulldogs Claim Four First-Place Finishes at Annual Tri-Meet
The annual tri-meet between Yale, Columbia and Dartmouth concluded on Saturday with the Bulldogs in third place (52 pts.) Columbia was first with 72 points and Dartmouth, second (56 pts.)
January 16, 2014
Track and Field Performs in Hanover
Yale women’s track and field travels to Hanover, N.H., this Saturday to compete in an annual tri-meet with fellow Ivy League schools Columbia and Dartmouth. The meet will be hosted by Dartmouth at the Leverone Field House and begins at 11:00 a.m. A complete schedule is available here.
January 11, 2014
Bulldogs Out to Impress at Yale Collegiate Invitational
This Saturday, Yale women’s track and field hosted the 32nd annual Yale Collegiate Invitational at Coxe Cage. The facility was packed with teams from Connecticut and nearby states, including Northeast regional competitors.
January 10, 2014
Track to Host 32nd Annual Yale Invitational
This Saturday, the Yale women’s track and field team returns from its winter break to host the 32nd annual Yale Invitational. Spectators can catch buses leaving from Payne Whitney Gym every 15 minutes. The meet begins with the weight throw at 9:00 a.m., followed by jumping events at 9:30 a.m. Running events will begin at noon with the 1,600-meter run. A complete schedule can be found here. (http://yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-xc/2013-14/files/CollegeInviteInfo.pdf).
December 7, 2013
Four Individuals Place First, Wilson Breaks Record in Yale Season Opener
The Bulldogs opened the 2013-14 indoor track season on Saturday with the 2013 Yale Season Opener, held in Coxe Cage. The meet provided an opportunity for the team’s members to evaluate their strengths going into the season. Many members took on more than their usual events, while newcomers had the chance to compete in unfamiliar events. The day resulted in many successful efforts, included seven first-place finishes by five Bulldogs. Moreover, the meet was marked by several events in which competitors finished nearby one another—a promising sign for the team’s collective force entering the indoor season.
December 5, 2013
Yale Season Opener Hosted this Saturday
This coming Saturday, Yale women’s track and field will have its first opportunity of the year to compete at the annual Yale Season Opener. The meet will be held in Yale’s indoor track and field facility, the newly renovated Coxe Cage. Field events will begin first at 9 a.m. For fans interested in watching the meet, spectator buses will run between Payne Whitney Gym and Coxe Cage on Saturday. For a full schedule of the day’s events, click here.
November 29, 2013
Women’s Indoor Track and Field Kicks off December 7
On Dec. 7, the Yale women’s track and field team will launch its indoor season with the Yale Season Opener, hosted by the university in the newly renovated Coxe Cage. The women of Yale cross country will waste no time getting back to the starting line, as long and middle-distance runners join the sprinters, jumpers, and throwers of Yale track and field. The indoor season features most of the same events as outdoor track, with the exception of a few events in which athletes compete in races of a shorter distance. Throwing events also vary between the two seasons.
August 28, 2013
Eleven Bulldogs to Join Cross Country/Track and Field
This year, the Yale Bulldogs will welcome 11 new freshmen to the ranks of the cross country and track and field teams. Seven new members will join the cross country team, to be led by captain Millie Chapman. In addition to these long distance runners, who will continue on into the track and field season, four new sprinters, jumpers, and throwers will take on the 2013-14 track and field season, under the guidance of captain Amanda Snajder.
July 30, 2013
Three Bulldogs Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
Three members of Yale women’s track and field earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors last week. Graduated senior Nihal Kayali, senior Amanda Snajder, and junior Kira Garry were among 710 athletes chosen for the distinction. To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have met either of the following athletic standards: for the indoor season, a student-athlete must have finished the regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 48 (collective listing) in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list provided by TFRRS.org; for the outdoor season, a student-athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).