Nov. 22, 2008
BRONX, N.Y. - The Yale women's cross country team competed in their final meet of the season on Nov. 22: the ECAC championships, hosted at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. The Bulldogs finished 10th in their season finale with 234 points. The Big Red of Cornell won the meet with 67 points. Harvard, led by the individual win of Nicole Cochran (18:04), finished in a close second with 79 points.
Yale was led, in fitting fashion, by its captain Kelli Buck, who finished 38th in 19:01. Senior Bevin Peters was second for the team with her 43rd-place, 19:05 finish. Freshman Jennifer Downing was third (51st, 19:15), her classmate Anne Lovelace was fourth (56th, 19:20) and junior Stephany Reaves finished the team scoring with her 58th-place, 19:23 finish.
While this year will not rank amongst the greatest years of the Yale women's cross country team, there were many promising developments. The consistent finishes of two freshmen, Anne Lovelace and Jennifer Downing, in the top-five bodes well for future rosters, as does the varsity letter-winning performances of juniors Stephany Reaves and Alexandra Cadicamo, the latter coming at the most critical moment of the season, the Heptagonal Championships.
The first meet of the Yale women's indoor track and field season is the Lidlifter Invitational, hosted by Yale on Dec. 6 at Coxe Cage. Typically harriers who consistently raced through the fall will not make their track debut until the first meet of the new year, the Yale Invitational, hosted again at Coxe Cage on Jan. 10, or later.
report by Ted Galligan '10, Yale Sports Publicity