Jan. 25, 2008
BOSTON - The Yale women's track and field team concluded competition at the Boston University Terrier Classic Friday night with many solid performances from all distances from sprints up to the distances.
Senior Olakitan Awolesi had the best single finish of the day, headlining the field events with a second place finish in the triple jump (37-04.00). Freshman Stephanie Scaramella finished a solid 6th in the shot put with a throw of 39-03.75.
Senior Mary Kuder lead the way for the Bulldogs in the sprints, finishing fourth in a field of 59 with a time of 58.32. Sophomore Claudia Duncan tallied a fifth place finish for Yale in her signature event, the 500 meter dash, in time of 1:16.87. The Yale 4x400 meter relay of Duncan, Kuder, freshmen Jennifer Parker and Erika Mansson combined for a third place finish in a time of 3:53.10.
In the distances, senior Lindsay Donaldson finished third in the mile run (4:52.62). Donaldson finished .18 behind fellow senior Meredith Leenhouts in the 800 meter run, finishing 12th and 13th in 2:16.36 and 2:16.54 respectively.
The current Yale women's track and field team was not alone, however, as two alumni were also in action. Former pole vault standouts Ashley Nolet and Molly Lederman, competing as members of Air Time Athletics Track Club, finished first and third in the pole vault with respective heights of 12-6.00 and 11-11.75. Both athletes are former Heptagonal champions in the pole vault.
The Bulldogs will be back in action Friday, February 1st, at the Giegengack Invitational, hosted by Yale.
report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity