September 25, 2010

Bulldogs Place Third at Harvard-Yale-Princeton

Marvin Leads Team Again

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Bulldogs faced a challenging meet on Friday at home with fellow Ivy League schools Princeton and Harvard in the 34th year of the tri-meet. Although they finished third with 68 points, several underclassmen stepped up to lead the Bulldogs. Freshmen Melissa Chapman and Sarah Barry also had breakthrough races.

Repeating her performance at the Dartmouth Invitational, sophomore Elizabeth Marvin led the Bulldogs, finishing in 10th place with a time of 18:19.59. The pair of junior Jennifer Downing and Chapman came in next in 13th (18:37.30) and 14th place (18:49.39), respectively. Barry finished in 16th place (18.58.85) and junior Anne Lovelace finished in 19th place (19:03.31) to round out the Bulldogs' top five. Sophomores Jacque Sahlberg and Caitlin Hudson also ran sixth and seventh for the Bulldogs.

The Tigers' Sarah Cummings won the individual race in 17:14.20, breaking the meet record set in 1987, and led the Tigers to win the meet with 28 points. The Tigers are ranked ninth nationally, while the Crimson is ranked fourth in the Northeast region.

The Bulldogs will not race until Oct. 9 when they travel to Boston, Mass. for the New England Championships.

Report by Miriam Cho '13, Yale Sports Publicity