Jan. 27, 2004
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Junior Vanessa Mazandi (Brookline, Mass.) earned New England Collegiate Track and Field Division I Female Athlete of the Week honors following her performance at the URI Invitational last weekend. The New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association announced the selection on Monday.
Mazandi won the 1,000 and anchored the winning 4x800 relay, leading Yale to a second-place finish in Kingston, R.I., on Friday. She won the 1,000 in a time of 2:56.30, finishing over seven seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. In the relay, Mazandi had a come-from-behind finish for the victory.
The Bulldogs compete this weekend in Boston, Mass., at the Husky Invitational on Friday and Terrier Classic on Saturday.