PRINCETON, N.J. – For the second-straight year, three Yale athletes earned All-Ivy honors at the Ivy League Cross Country Championship. Kayley DeLay and Andrea Masterson were awarded for the second consecutive year while Jocelyn Chau was honored for the first time.
The Ivy League honors athletes that finish in the top 14 of the field in the Ivy League Cross Country Championship. The top seven athletes are given the distinction of first team All-Ivy. Athletes who finish in eighth through fourteenth earn second team All-Ivy distinction.
Of the Bulldogs awarded, one earned first team honors and two earned second team honors.
Senior Andrea Masterson earned first team All-Ivy distinction after winning the individual title. In an awe-inspiring manner, Masterson gradually wore down the field over the last 2k of the challenging, frigid Princeton course to win the title by over six seconds. Last season was the last time she earned All-Ivy first team honors after finishing in second by less than one second. This season, she has consistently been improving and been a consistent leader for the Bulldogs, making this honor well-deserved.
Sophomore Kayley DeLay earned the second team All-Ivy honor for the second consecutive year. She improved on her 12th place finish last year to finish ninth this year. It is remarkable to an athlete to earn this distinction as a first-year athlete, and even more remarkable to have earned it every Ivy League Championship she has competed at so far. DeLay made an immediate impact on the team as first-year, and since then has consistently scored in every racing representing Yale.
First-year Jocelyn Chau finished in the top 10 of her debut Ivy League Championship, a remarkable accomplishment. Notably, she was the top first-year finisher in the field with her tenth-place performance. Since representing Yale in her debut collegiate race, she has finished as one of the top three Bulldog athletes each time. Thus far, she has made an immediate impact on the team and likely will continue to do so during the championship season.
Each of these athletes had phenomenal performances at the Ivy League Cross Country Championship, despite grueling conditions. It is particularly impressive that the top three Yale athletes finished in the top ten of a deep, talented field. These athletes will be athletes to watch going into the NCAA Regional competition.
Report by Yale Sports Publicity.