Bulldogs Split Squad for Packed Weekend of Competition

Sophie Isom. (photo by Steve Musco)
Sophie Isom. (photo by Steve Musco)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In the final weekend of competition before the Ivy League Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Yale women's team will be split between Boston and New Haven.

Most of the team will be traveling to Boston University to compete at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Friday. Historically, this meet and venue has been an excellent opportunity for the Bulldogs to record new lifetime bests and build confidence before heading into the championship season.

On Saturday, Yale will host the final home meet of the season, the Giegengack Invitational. Several athletes on and off the track will be competing at this competition in place of the Valentine Invitational, while others will be doubling back to compete on Friday and Saturday.

The Bulldogs are reaching the end of an indoor season marked by impressive individual performances as week-to-week athletes have climbed up the all-time list.

On the track, Addison Coy has improved on her lifetime best in the 500-meter run and moved up the top 10 list in the process.

Consistently, the 4x400-meter relay team composed of Coy, Aliya Boshnak, Lillian Enes, and Emma Osborne has recorded first-place finishes, narrowly missing the school record they set earlier in the season.

Off the track, Emma Vasen has proved an invaluable addition to the Yale team. From the first meet onward, she has recorded top finishes and improved on her lifetime bests by wide margins in the shot put. As a first year, she is even closing in on the Yale school record.

In the middle distance and distance events, first-year athletes have added depth and talent to the event group. Jocelyn Chau and Samantha Friborg have already excelled in the 800-meter run and 1,000-meter run. Senior Andrea Masterson will be an athlete to watch in the longer distances on Friday.

As the Bulldogs enter the last weekend of competition before championship season, athletes are looking to improve on personal bests and put their best foot forward. Fortunately, in past years, Boston University and Coxe Cage have provided optimal venues to do so.

On Friday, the action will begin in Boston at noon, starting with the 60-meter hurdles. Live results for the competition can be found here and streaming of the event through FloTrack is available here. The complete schedule is available here.

On Saturday, the meet will begin with the weight throw, set to start at noon. The schedule is here and complete meet information can be found here.

Preview by Yale Sports Publicity.