Oct. 26, 2007
NEW YORK - The Yale women's cross country team finished sixth Friday morning at the annual conference championship, the Heptagonal Championships, with 133 points. No. 4 Princeton dominated the event, packing five runners into the top ten and finishing with 25 points. Senior captain Lindsay Donaldson finished third in 17:30.9 to secure her fourth first team all-Ivy honor, making her the first runner in Yale women's cross country history to do so.
Donaldson was followed by sophomore Allyson Rinderle, who finished 29th in 18:30.6. Less than two seconds behind was senior Ingrid Sproll, who finished 31st in 18:32.0. This is the first time this season Sproll has been one of the Bulldogs' top three runners and also marks a 34-second improvement over her previous Heps personal record of 19:06.2.
Following Sproll was sophomore Stephanie Pearl, who finished 32nd in 18:36.4. Concluding the scoring for the Bulldogs was senior Meredith Leenhouts, who finished 38th in 18:42.0. Yale's second through fifth runners finished within twelve seconds of each other, spreading over only nine places.
Following Heps, Yale will be in action next month on Nov. 10 at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.
repport by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity