Sept. 27, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's cross country team toed the line with conference rivals Princeton and Harvard at the Yale Golf Course on Saturday, September 27, at the annual "HYP" tri-meet. While putting up a valiant effort on their home course, the Bulldogs (71 pts.) were ultimately outdone by both the Tigers (15 pts.) and the Crimson (53 pts.).
Leading the Bulldogs for the second straight week was junior Stephanie Pearl, who finished the 5,000-meter race in 18:32.19, good for 12th place overall. Senior Bevin Peters was second for Yale (14th overall) with a time of 18:40.63. Senior Captain Kelli Buck (18th - 19:12.27) and senior Claire Leatherwood (19th - 19:13.54) finished third and fourth for the team and freshman Anne Lovelace closed the scoring with her 21st place, 19:19.32 finish.
"It didn't go as we had hoped, obviously", said senior Bevin Peters about the race, "but we've been having great practice sessions, and we were all pretty tired on the line today. When it comes time for the big races, we will be ready."
The Bulldogs will compete next in at the Murray Keatinge Invitational in Orono, Maine, on October 4th.
report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity