Jan. 12, 2008
NEW HAVEN, CT. - The Yale women's track and field team competed Saturday at the Yale Invitational at Coxe Cage, their first meet back from holiday break.
"This meet serves to knock off any rust that might have accumulated over the break" explained Associate Head Coach David Shoehalter, "it's a tough time for athletes and coaches alike, and we just want everyone to get out in this first meet back and compete hard."
Sophomore Bailey Carroll lead the Bulldogs with a second place finish and a big personal best in the pole vault (10-10.00). Seniors Olakitan Awolesi and Mary Kuder finished fourth in the long jump and 400 respectively with marks of 17-11.75 and 59.34.
Relay teams also had strong finishes for the Bulldogs. Yale's "A" and "B" teams finished first and second respectively in the distance medley (12:12.23 and 12:14.48). Yale also got a second place finish out of their 4x800 team, which finished with a time of 9:42.83. The Bulldogs finished third in the 4x400 meter relay in a time of 4:01.61.
Yale women's track and field will be in action next Saturday in Hanover, New Hampshire, where they will compete against Dartmouth and Columbia in an inter-conference scoring tri-meet.
report by Ted Galligan, Yale Sports Publicity