NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After a brief hiatus for the winter break, the Yale women's track and field team will ring in the new year by hosting its second home meet of the season. The Bulldogs return to Coxe Cage this Saturday to host the Yale Collegiate Invitational starting at 9 a.m. The team will host a number of local competitors, many of which competed at the Yale Season Opener last month. As an unscored meet, the contest serves as a crucial opportunity for newer members to gain competitive experience before the bulk of the season.
The competition kicks off on the field with the throwing events starting at 9 a.m. It is very likely that senior captain Kate Simon will represent the team in the weight throw and potentially the shot put event. Simon dominated in the weight throw, almost matching her personal best of 16.65m last winter. Underclassmen Natasha Feshbach and Evelyn Roberts will most likely also compete in the throwing events.
Meanwhile fans should watch for freshmen Elizabeth Adelson and Olivia Mooney, who both performed well in the high jump last time. Other competitors in the jumps events will probably include seniors Lillian Foote and Rachel Wofford.
On the track, it is very likely that the team will choose to have a limited contingent of athletes competing this weekend. Most of the team's sprinters and hurdlers most likely will compete. This will include freshman Lillian Enes, who had a strong performance last month in the 500-meter run. She ran the eighth-fastest time in Yale history. However, it would be wise to watch the sprints/hurdle teams since most of them did not actually compete at last month's contest.
Saturday's events will kick off early at 9:00 a.m., with the first event on the track set to start at 11:15 a.m. The meet will run all day until 5:00 p.m. To get to Coxe Cage, simply catch a shuttle that runs from Payne Whitney Gym every fifteen minutes (these are yellow school buses, NOT the Yale Shuttle). A complete schedule can be found here.
Preview by Ariel A. Sánchez '19, Yale Sports Publicity