PRINCETON, N.J. — In the historical trigonal meet against Harvard and Princeton Saturday, the Yale women's track and field team recorded solid individual and relay finishes. Although the Bulldogs fell to the Tigers and the Crimson, there were many impressive individual finishes. The hosts of the meet, Princeton, took the team competition. Many Yale athletes earned themselves spots on, or moved up, the Yale all-time performance list in the process of setting new lifetime bests.
In the short sprints, many Bulldogs successfully qualified for the finals in their events. For the second straight week, first-year Davornne Lindo represented Yale in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles.
In the 60-meter dash, Yale was strongly represented in the finals. Junior Lillian Enes led the charge for the Bulldogs, finishing in fourth place with a time of 7.76. First-years Ava Thomas and Sophie Isom also debuted in the finals of the event, finishing seventh and eighth, respectively.
Given the solid representation by first-year athletes in finals of these events, the future is bright for the Yale sprinters.
Addison Coy, yet again, exhibited her strength in the 500-meter run. The 500-meter run is an indoor-only, challenging event, but Coy proved she was up to the challenge and blew away the rest of the competition in the event. In the meantime, she set a new lifetime best of 1:15.66, recording the fourth-best time in the event in Yale indoor track history.
Two Bulldogs scored in the 800-meter run: first-year Samantha Friborg and junior Arianna Lord. Friborg, coming off a scoring performance in her first ever indoor race for Yale, finished in third place with a time of 2:13.32. Lord finished just behind her in fourth place, crossing the line in 2:18.39.
Jocelyn Chau moved up in distance this week to compete in the 1,000-meter run after winning the 800-meter run at the Yale-Dartmouth-Columbia trigonal meet last weekend. Chau finished third in the event. Her time of 2:49.33 places her well toward the top of the Yale top 10 all-time performance list.
Last week, Emma Vasen's shot put performance was the second-best in Yale track history. This weekend, coming off her impressive performance, Vasen only improved on that mark and closed the gap on the school record. She finished second in the event on Saturday with a throw of 14.29 meters.
In the pole vault, sophomore Erin Gerardo finished second. She improved on her performance from last weekend, recording a mark of 3.75 meters.
In the 3,000-meter run, a Bulldog duo of Andrea Masterson and Morgan McCormick displayed remarkable endurance. Masterson narrowly finished in second, crossing the line in 9:38.48, and McCormick followed just over a 10th of a second behind (9:38.59), good for third place.
The Bulldogs also recorded solid finishes in the relays. In the 4x800-meter relay, the team recorded a second-place finish and clocked a time of 9:06.47.
The 4x400-meter team closed off the day with a victory for the Bulldogs. The team won with a time of 3:49.78.
Complete results can be found at https://results.leonetiming.com/?mid=1557.
Recap by Yale Sports Publicity