Joslyn Woodard Wins Three Events as Elis Defeat Penn and Princeton
April 10, 2004
Joslyn Woodard won the long jump and the 100 and 200 meter dashes as the Yale outdoor track team bested Penn and Princeton, earning 77 points to win the triple meet. The Bulldogs won 11 of 20 events, and especially dominated in the field competition where they took first place finishes in 6 of 8 events.
Penn came in second with 71 points, while Princeton trailed with 55.
Woodard earned first place in the long jump by nearly a foot, recording a distance of 19 feet, 6 3/4 inches for the win. In the 100 meter dash Woodard ran a 12.14, and she ran nearly the same pace in the 200 meter dash to finish with a first-place time of 24.87.
In other field events, Dionna Thomas won the triple jump with a distance of 39 feet, 2 1/4 inches, while Lisa Wygant earned first in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 5 inches. Molly Lederman pole vaulted to a height of 12 feet, 8 inches to win that category, while Sarah Mendillo threw the javelin 131 feet, 10 inches for the win.
Erica Davis, who also plays basketball for the Bulldogs and was given All-Rookie team and All-Ivy honorable mention accolades, won the discus throw with a distance of 135 feet.
In track events, Yale's 4x100 relay team won with a time of 47.40, and Jessica Pall took home first place in the 400 meter run.
The Elis will travel to Cambridge to compete against Harvard next Saturday.
report by Katie Baker '05, Yale Sports Publicity Department