Woodard Takes Long Jump Title on Day One of Heps

May 8, 2004

Providence, RI - Joslyn Woodard captured her second-straight long jump title at the Heptagonals with a distance of 19-07 Saturday afternoon. Woodard's effort helped Yale to a second-place standing with 22 points after day one, 16 points behind Princeton.

Woodard also qualified for the finals in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes with times of 11.92 and 24.31 respectively in the semi-finals Saturday. Katrina Castille (12.23) qualified in the 100-meter dash as well. Two Bulldogs also qualified in the 1500m run -- Rebecca Hunter (4:35.15) and Ashley Campbell (4:39.74). Rebecca Dickens qualified in the 800m run with a time of 2:09.19, and Katherine Dlesk qualified in the 400m hurdles (1:04.52).

Yale also received a second-place finish in the pole vault from Molly Lederman, who tied Penn's Samantha Crook with a height of 11-09 3/4. The two finished behind Princeton's Chelo Canino, who cleared 12-03 1/2.

Sarah Mendillo was sixth in the javelin throw (39.39/129-03), while Cerin Lindgrensavage was 11th (34.61/113-06). Yale got a seventh-place finish in the 10,000-meter run from Nadia Sawicki (35:53.92), with Katherine McKinstry coming in 10th (37:03.68). In the hammer throw, Margo Angelopoulos was 13th (39.35/129-01) and Lindgrensavage was 15th (37.86/124-02).

The competition concludes Sunday.

report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department

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