April 6, 2008
PRINCETON, N.J. - While the majority of the Yale women's track and field team competed at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va., a small contingent of Bulldogs were sent to compete at the Sam Howell Invitational, hosted by Princeton in Princeton, N.J. The athletes that were chosen to go to the Sam Howell Invitational are not any less valuable than those that went to Virginia, however, the perceived benefits of going all the way to Virginia for these athletes did not outweigh the amount of time it would take to get there - the results would be similar regardless of where the competition took place.
Three freshmen field event specialists donned the big Y for Yale at the Sam Howell Invitational. Lydia Maurer competed in the javelin throw, Emily Standish competed in the high jump and Stephanie Scaramella entered the shot put.
Maurer finished 11th in the javelin with a throw of 103-08, a major improvement over last week's performance at the gusty Owl Invitational. Standish leapt into a ninth-place finish with a jump of 5-03 and Scaramella threw 37-00.50, good for tenth place.
These freshmen will rejoin the rest of the team next week, when the Bulldogs travel to Philadelphia, Pa. for an annual inter-conference tri-meet against Penn and Princeton.
report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity