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Fletcher's Kayley Delay Destined To Be Yale Bulldog Todd Grasley Nov 17, 2016

Fun fact. If you rearrange the letters in Fletcher senior Kayley Delay's name it spells "Yale Yale KD." Maybe she was born to attend the Ivy League University, and third oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Delay, arguably the top female distance recruit in the state of Florida with personal bests of 4:57.93 (1,600m), 10:30.30 (3,200m), and 17:37.40 (5k XC). She was the 4A 3,200m state champion , 1,600m runner up, and Cross Country Finals runner-up in 2016. 

Six Take Top Spots at Cambridge/Oxford Meet Apr 16, 2013

This Tuesday, a team comprised of athletes from Yale and Harvard triumphed over the team from Oxford and Cambridge. At the day’s end, the overall team score stood at 38-11, while the women’s team score was 14-5.

Biennial Meet with Harvard Against Cambridge/ Oxford Held in Boston Apr 15, 2013

This Tuesday, the Yale track and field team will put aside its rivalry with Harvard for one brief, but deeply traditional meet. The Bulldogs and Crimson will be pitted against athletes from Cambridge and Oxford in the 44th biennial meet of its kind. The competition is the oldest international series; it began in 1899, two years before the modern day Olympics. The meet is held every two years at alternating locations in both countries. This year, the four teams will compete in Boston at Harvard’s McCurdy Track. In addition to taking the meet the last time it was held, the teams from the two Ivy League schools have triumphed over their English rivals a majority of years. The meet uses traditional British scoring, meaning the first-place finisher in each event will score one point for his/her team.

Wilson, Urciuoli, Chapman Place First at Harvard Dual Meet Apr 13, 2013

The annual dual meet between Harvard and Yale concluded today. Harvard took the meet with 89 points, while Yale scored 69 points overall. Still, the team walked away with widespread first-place finishes and personal accomplishments.

Yale Hosts Dual Meet with Harvard Apr 11, 2013

This Saturday, Yale will host its first meet of the year at its outdoor track and field facility, Cuyler Athletic Complex. The meet is a dual meet with Harvard, steeped in the tradition of a long-standing rivalry.

McCoy Clears Every Hurdle Apr 10, 2013

To say that senior Dakota McCoy has a lot on her plate would be an understatement. While achieving high academic honors in her double majors of ecology and evolutionary biology, McCoy also makes time to compete in hurdles and javelin events on the Yale track team, performs and travels with a Yale women’s a cappella singing group, and, until recently, worked in the paleontology division at the Peabody Museum. Add to this her latest achievement â€" receiving a Rhodes Scholarship to study environmental science at Oxford University in the fall.

Personal Bests for Three Bulldogs in 1,500-Meter Run Apr 6, 2013

This Saturday marked the final day of Princeton UniversityÃÆ'ƒÂ¢ÃÆ'¢â€šÂ¬ÃÆ'¢â€žÂ¢s Sam Howell Invitational. Though all athletes who competed gained an individual success in qualifying for the meet, YaleÃÆ'ƒÂ¢ÃÆ'¢â€šÂ¬ÃÆ'¢â€žÂ¢s 1,500-meter runners surpassed the rest. Of the four competitors in the race, three had the best performances of their collegiate careers, while the last saw an encouraging start as her first time competing in the event.

Five Bulldogs Open Sam Howell Invite Apr 5, 2013

The first day of the Sam Howell Invitational, hosted by Princeton University, concluded this Friday. Five Bulldogs participated in the day's events. Freshman Karleh Wilson met a mark of 41.06 (134-08) in the discus throw, a new personal best. Senior Antonia Renker also competed, finishing with a heave of 34.34 (113-00).

Bulldogs Set to Compete at Princeton Apr 4, 2013

Yale track and field will journey to Princeton this weekend for the school's annual Sam Howell Invitational. Princeton will welcome athletes from more than 51 schools. The meet is one with entry standards and maximum field sizes, limiting the number of athletes that will be competing this weekend.

Three Distance Runners Outperform in 10,000-Meter Run Mar 23, 2013

NEW HAVEN, Conn—Yale track and field concluded its first meet of the outdoor season on Saturday. Though a few individual performances stood out in various events, the distance runners stole the day. As the team spent the week before its first meet training in the chilly air of Virginia, these performances may mark the beginning of a successful season for many Bulldogs once they begin to cut back on workouts for individual meets.

Outdoor Track and Field Season Carries Fresh Opportunity Mar 21, 2013

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—After a week spent recharging from the indoor season, Yale track and field is ready to begin its outdoor season with the Tribe Invitational Meet this Saturday, hosted by the college of William and Mary in Virginia. The Bulldogs have been training as a team at the college in Williamsburg since the start of the week.

Four Race in 3000-Meter on Day Two of ECACs Mar 3, 2013

On the second day of the ECAC Championships this Sunday, five Bulldogs competed in two events. Senior Elizabeth Marvin, sophomore Anna Demaree, and freshmen Emily Stark and Elizabeth McDonald all participated in the 3000-meter run. Marvin barely missed placing in the event, finishing in 9th place with a new season best time of 9:45.23. Demaree also met with success, earning a new personal best with a time of 9:55.54. She has been improving steadily this season, consistently setting new best times by almost one second at each meet, and outperforming her freshman year best by over seven seconds. Stark and McDonald—both members of the class of 2016—seized their first opportunities to compete at ECACs. Stark finished in 10:01.04, while McDonald followed with a time of 10:03.1. As this is only their first year of competition, the two will have ample time to hit their peaks in the next three years

Cable, Donnelly, Mcdonnell Take on Day One of ECACs Mar 2, 2013

Three Bulldogs had the chance to flaunt their talents in the meet on the first day of the ECAC Championships this Saturday. The meet concluded with the University of Connecticut in first place with 38.50 points scored in 6 events. Sophomore Emily Cable—after breaking a school record held since 1982 at this season’s Giegengack Invitational—yet again topped the list. She finished the 400-meter dash in 56.18, just one-hundredth of a second quicker than her previously set record.

Team, Nussbaum Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors Feb 28, 2013

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released its 2012 Division I Cross Country All-Academic Award recipients on Monday, naming Yale men’s cross country an All-Academic team and sophomore Matt Nussbaum an individual All-Academic honoree.

ECACs Approach for Qualifying Bulldogs Feb 28, 2013

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—This Friday through Sunday, the 2013 ECAC Track and Field Championships will be held in Boston. Yale will boast of 16 athletes competing in 10 events, all of who have already proven their worth by qualifying for the meet at some point this season.

Bulldogs Score in Five Events on Second Day of Heps Feb 24, 2013

The final day of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships concluded today with the 4x400-meter event. Yale’s team, including senior captain Allison Rue, freshman Shannon McDonnell, junior Kelsey Lin and sophomore Emily Cable, has already met the ECAC qualifying standard. Still, these four Bulldogs finished the meet off powerfully with a time of 3:51.99, earning them 4th place and 4 points for the team. In addition to Amanda Snajder’s 4 points won in her striking pentathlon performance on Saturday, the team compiled 15 additional points on Sunday. Overall, the Bulldogs scored 19 points and placed 7th. Harvard University won the meet with 117 points, while Cornell placed second with 112.6 points.

Snajder Breaks School Record in the Pentathlon on First Day of Heps Feb 23, 2013

Yale women’s track and field finished the first day of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this Saturday tied for 7th place with the University of Pennsylvania. Both teams scored 4 points in the 5 scored events of the day. All of Yale’s points were claimed by junior Amanda Snajder, who placed fourth in the pentathlon—an event comprised of the shot put, long jump, high jump, 60-meter hurdles, and 800-meter run. After a notable performance last year scored Snajder the seventh-fastest time in Yale history, she has yet again rewritten the Yale records. This time, Snajder claims the top spot, previously set in 1991. Snajder’s composite score of 3658 was boosted by a 5th place finish in the shot put (10.52m or 34’06.25), long jump (5.43m or 17’09.75) and high jump (1.64m or 5’04.50), and an impressive third place finish in the 60-meter hurdles (8.93). Her score also qualifies her to compete in the ECAC championships in Boston on March 2nd and 3rd.

Ivy League Heptagonal Championships Finally Approach Feb 21, 2013

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—This Saturday and Sunday, Yale track and field takes to the Albert H. Gordon Track in Cambridge, Mass., to compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The annual championship meet will be hosted by Harvard this year, and will be the last meet of the indoor track season for some competitors, with the exception of those who have qualified for the upcoming ECAC Championships.

Yale to Clash with Long-Time Rivals at HYP Feb 9, 2013

Yale women’s track and field is anxiously awaiting its last meet before the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this weekend. On Saturday, the Bulldogs will compete in Princeton, N.J., against fellow Ivies Princeton and Harvard. The meet is one steeped in tradition and anticipation.

Hurdler Mackenzie Mathews Shines at HYP Tri-Meet Feb 9, 2013

This Saturday, the Yale women’s track and field team braved a blizzard to travel to Princeton, N.J. for its annual meet with fellow Ivies Princeton and Harvard. Though the Bulldogs finished in third, the meet was one to remember for a few exceptional runners, including freshman Mackenzie Mathews. In the finals of the 60-meter hurdles, Mathews placed first with a time of 8.94, marking a new personal best. When asked about how she prepared for her impressive race, Mathews said, “Personally, I focused on my pre-meet mindset today by listening to (a) meditation podcast before I raced. Managing nerves is a major part of competing and combined with a hard season of training, it paid off for me well today.”

Cable Breaks School Record in 400-Meter Dash at Coxe Cage Feb 2, 2013

Just two short weeks after freshman Karleh Wilson broke a school record in the shot put, Yale’s records have yet again been shattered. On the second day of this weekend’s Giegengack Invitational, sophomore Emily Cable finished the 400-meter dash in second place at 56.19. This time not only sets a new school record—breaking the previous one set in 1982—but also qualifies her to compete at the ECAC Championships. Senior Jenna Poggi also met with success in the race, setting a new personal best with her time of 59.52. Also competing was freshman Grace Brittan (1:01.90) and junior Amanda Snajder, who set yet another personal best with her time of 1:02.65.

Bulldogs Gear Up for the Giegengack Invitational at Coxe Cage Feb 1, 2013

NEW HAVEN, Conn -This Friday, the Bulldogs will kick off their ninth annual Giegengack Invitational, a two-day meet hosted by Yale track and field and named for former coach Bob Giegengack. Events will begin at Coxe Cage on Friday with the Men’s and Women’s long jump at 5:00 p.m. Field events will continue on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the shot put. Most running events will take place on Saturday, excluding the previous day’s 5,000-meter run, 200-meter sprint, and distance medleys.

Distance Runners Excel on First Day of Giegengack Invitational Feb 1, 2013

Yale Women’s Track and Field turned out solid performances on the first day of the Giegengack Invitational, held at Coxe Cage. The team had the chance to test their skill against many teams not from the Ivy League, including La Salle, Colgate, Quinnipiac, Monmouth, St. Joseph’s, and others. Still, the Bulldogs did more than hold their own against the competition, coming out on top in the day’s distance events.

A Day of Personal Bests for Yale Women's Track and Field Jan 25, 2013

This Friday, Yale Women’s Track and Field tested their prowess at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational, a meet in which six of the seven Ivies competed. Still, the Bulldogs proved they could match the other teams, with competitors in many events setting new personal and season bests. Senior Jenna Poggi summed up the meet, saying, “the performances that we saw today…were really strong indicators of a successful season ahead, especially competing against the other Ivy League schools.”

Yale Brings the Competition to Boston Jan 23, 2013

This Friday, Yale women’s track and field will compete in Boston at the Terrier Invitational, hosted by Boston University. The meet will last until Saturday, when the men’s team will compete. According to senior captain Allison Rue, the track at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center is a particularly fast one, meaning the meet will be an excellent opportunity for the team to continue churning out notable times. In addition, the Bulldogs will have the chance to test their skills against some worthwhile competition, including opponents from Ivy League schools Cornell and Dartmouth.

Wilson Breaks School Record in Shot Put Jan 20, 2013

After a day of competition at Coxe Cage on Sunday, Yale’s record books are completely rewritten: freshman Karleh Wilson walked away with a new school record to her name in the shot put. Three others set top-10 marks. Over all, the Bulldogs won four events and took second in four others to score 45 points in the annual tri-meet against Columbia and Dartmouth.

Track and Field to Host Columbia, Dartmouth Jan 17, 2013

The Yale women’s track and field team will welcome squads from Columbia and Dartmouth to Coxe Cage this Sunday as Ivy League competition begins in the 2013 season. This is the first scored meet the Bulldogs will compete in this year, and they will get a chance to hone their competitive spirits before diving into championship season in late February. Columbia has not yet participated in any meets this season, and will shake off the winter rust this weekend.

Wilson Impresses in Shot Put at Yale Invitational Jan 12, 2013

The Yale women’s indoor track and field team hosted the annual Yale Collegiate Invitational on Saturday. The unscored meet gave the Bulldogs a chance to compete against regional teams such as Brown, Central Connecticut, University of New Haven, Sacred Heart, Wheaton and Williams.

Women's Track and Field Kicks Off 2013 Jan 10, 2013

After a long winter break, the Yale women's track and field team will start its 2013 season at home when it hosts the Yale Invitational on Saturday at Coxe Cage in New Haven. Regional teams will compete against the Bulldogs as a chance to gauge their winter training and gear up for the Ivy League competition that awaits.

Ybarra Joins Staff as Throws Coach Jan 9, 2013

John Ybarra, a 2012 US Olympic Trials competitor who has also competed in the shot put at the last three USA track and field championships, has joined the Yale track and field staff as throws coach.

Ten Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Recognition Dec 12, 2012

The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2012-13 Academic All-Ivy honors in its fall sports today and 10 Bulldogs were honored. Each was a starter or key reserve on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.

Laemel Tapped as Captain for 2013 Season Dec 11, 2012

Junior Ryan Laemel assumed the captaincy of the cross country team after a vote by his teammates at the annual awards banquet on Monday. Head coach Paul Harkins described his new captain as “incredibly well-deserving” of the title, and expressed his faith that Laemel’s passion, dedication and leadership abilities would enable him to excel in the role. Laemel is a geology and geophysics major from nearby Orange, Conn. and is in Timothy Dwight College.

Freshmen Shine in Season Opener Dec 9, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team competed in its first meet of the year on Saturday at Coxe Cage. Though the meet was unscored, the Bulldogs did not hold anything back from competition, as six won their events and four added their names to the Yale record lists. In particular, the freshmen class turned in several solid performances for the Bulldogs.

Bulldogs Break the Ice at Season Opener Dec 9, 2012

The Yale men's track and field team competed in its first meet of the indoor season on Saturday at Coxe Cage. A number of area teams came to compete on Yale's historic oval, where the freshman class made its debut. Three Bulldogs conquered all in their respective events and the unscored meet gave the entire team a chance to gauge its performance thus far in the season.

Bulldogs Take to the Track at the Yale Season Opener Dec 6, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field team is set to kick off its indoor campaign this Saturday when it hosts the Yale Season Opener at Coxe Cage. The unscored meet pits the Bulldogs against cross-town rivals Southern Connecticut State University and University of New Haven along with other area schools and offers athletes a chance to gauge their form in the early going. Though the Elis lost several standout runners to graduation last spring, the team’s core returns with the goal of continuing to climb in the league and regional rankings.

Bulldogs Take to the Track Dec 5, 2012

The members of the Yale women’s track and field team will lace up their spikes for the first time this season when the Bulldogs host the annual Yale Season Opener on Saturday at Coxe Cage. Saturday marks the end of a long off-season for all but the cross country runners, who will take the rest of the year off before diving into indoor competition in the New Year. This year’s squad boasts a deep roster with a talented complement of freshmen.

McCoy Wins Rhodes Scholarship Nov 20, 2012

Senior Dakota McCoy, a hurdler and thrower on the women’s track and field team, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for her outstanding academic and personal achievements. At Yale, she is a leader both on and off the track: she has conducted research in the fields of ecology, primate cognition, and evolutionary biology, resulting in several peer-reviewed publications, in addition to her commitment as a freshman counselor in Branford College. McCoy is also a member of Whim ‘n Rhythm and won the Francis Gordon Brown Prize for the class of 2013, awarded to the member of the class who best upholds the standards of intellectual ability, high personhood, capacity for leadership and service to the University set by Francis Gordon Brown of the class of 1901. Her previous academic honors include a Goldwater Scholarship and membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

Elis Take Eighth at Regionals Nov 9, 2012

In its final race of the season, the Yale men’s cross country team preformed to expectations by nabbing eighth place at the NCAA Division I Northeast Region Championships with 248 points. Times on the course at Hammonasset State Park were quite fast, and the Bulldogs’ result was a major improvement over last year’s 11th-place showing. The team title went to No. 4 Iona (45 points), putting an end to No. 14 Syracuse’s three-year streak.

Bulldogs in Top Form Heading into Regionals Nov 8, 2012

Friday brings the culminating moment of the Bulldogs’ 2012 campaign: the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, which Yale is co-hosting along with Fairfield University. 38 teams will traverse the course at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Conn., each vying for a coveted berth in the NCAA National Championships.

Underclassmen Power Bulldogs to Sixth-Place at Heps Oct 27, 2012

Behind a phenomenal showing from its younger runners, Yale placed sixth at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Saturday at Princeton University. The Bulldogs’ 158 team points landed them between fifth-place Harvard (131 points) and seventh-place Penn (185 points). No. 23 Princeton (26 points) upset No. 10 Columbia (58 points) to claim the team title for the third consecutive year.

Nussbaum Earns All-Ivy Accolades Oct 27, 2012

Sophomore Matthew Nussbaum was named to the All-Ivy Second Team for his 10th-place finish at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Saturday at Princeton University. Nussbaum, who two weeks ago ran the fastest 8K time by a Yale cross country runner in more than four years, managed to slice another 21 seconds off his PR at Heps, crossing the finish line in 24:05.0. He has been the fastest and most consistent Eli runner all season.

Elis Poised to Make Mark at Heps Oct 25, 2012

The Bulldogs will make the short trek to Princeton, N.J., this Saturday to compete at the season’s signature event, the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps). The meet is traditionally considered a gauge by wich the success of a season is measured – the Elis were sixth in 2011, and are hoping to improve upon that result this weekend. Their toughest competition will likely come from No. 10 Columbia and No. 23 Princeton, though Dartmouth and Harvard also bring very strong teams.

Bulldogs Score Victory in Dominant Fashion at CCSU Oct 19, 2012

All five of Yale’s scorers placed in the top 10, and the Elis came away with a resounding victory at the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Mini-Meet on Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs bested 11 other teams, and their total score of 26 points was a full 60 beneath second-place CCSU. Times on the five-kilometer course at Stanley Park were slowed by rainy weather and muddy conditions, but the team raced as a pack and saw some standout individual showings.

Bulldogs Tune Up for Heps at CCSU Mini-Meet Oct 18, 2012

The Bulldogs will make the short trek to New Britain, Conn., on Friday to compete at the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Mini-Meet. The meet, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is known by its diminutive title because the course at Stanley Park is only five kilometers instead of the customary eight kilometers. With Heps looming on the horizon next week, the shorter distance will allow the Elis to get in some speed work without the punishment of a full 8K.

Four Elis Finish Under 25 Minutes at Wisconsin Oct 12, 2012

Racing at their largest and most competitive meet of the season, the Bulldogs claimed 40th place at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational with 1042 total points. The Elis finished ahead of Ivy League foes Brown and Cornell, but behind Dartmouth, Harvard and Princeton. No. 8 Stanford pulled off the upset to take the team title, topping a field that included 20 nationally ranked teams, including six of the top ten teams in the country.

Elis to Toe Line with Nation’s Best at Wisconsin Adidas Invitational Oct 10, 2012

This Friday the Bulldogs are bound for Madison, Wisc., where they will be faced with their toughest test of the year. The Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, now in its fourth year, has emerged as one of the nation’s premier meets, and probably the most competitive race other than the National Championships. This year’s field features 46 teams from across the country, 20 of which are nationally ranked.

Elis Take Third at New England Championships Oct 7, 2012

The Bulldogs lived up to their own high expectations at the New England Championships on Sunday, riding their tight grouping to a third-place finish out of 37 competing teams. Personal records were set by six of Yale’s front seven, combining for a point tally (142) that was bettered only by Dartmouth (83) and Boston College (123). Among those bested by the Elis were defending champs UConn (364 points) and nine other Connecticut teams.

Elis Race to Win at New England Championships Oct 4, 2012

The Bulldogs will travel to Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass., on Sunday to square off against more than 40 regional schools at the New England Championships. The meet is one of the largest of the season, and will feature familiar adversaries Brown and Dartmouth along with area rivals New Haven, Quinnipiac, Southern Connecticut and reigning champion UConn.

Bulldogs Best Ivy Rivals, Take 7th at Paul Short Invitational Sep 29, 2012

Seven Bulldogs finished within a minute of each other to combine for a seventh-place result on Friday at the Paul Short Invitational with 255 total points. As a unit, it was Yale’s best performance of the season, as they competed against 36 highly competitive teams, including all but one member of the Ivy League. The Elis avenged their loss to Harvard in a dual meet two weeks ago by topping the Crimson (13th – 421 points) this time, along with sides from Columbia (8th – 405 points), Brown (14th – 454 points) and Princeton (37th – 1044 points).

Track and Field Welcomes Class of 2016 Sep 19, 2012

The Yale women’s cross country and track and field class of 2016 consists of 13 athletes representing three countries and nine states. They include an Australian Junior National champion, a top-15 finisher at the FootLocker Northeast Regional meet, a three-time competitor at New Balance Nationals, a Colorado state record holder and a high jumper ranked in the top five for her age group in the UK.

9 PRs Fall at Yale-Harvard Dual Sep 14, 2012

Running on their home course, the Bulldogs fell to Harvard by a score of 21 points to 38. The team result notwithstanding, the Elis have much to be proud of from the race. Freshmen Ahmad Aljobeh, Alex Conner and Duncan Tomlin, sophomores Tom Harrison, John McGowan and Matthew Nussbaum, and seniors Timothy Hillas, Kevin Lunn and Matthew Thwaites all bettered their personal records at the 8-kilometer distance.

Bulldogs Race for Redemption Versus Harvard Sep 13, 2012

Coming off a resounding victory at the Fordham Fiasco last week, the Bulldogs look to continue riding their momentum this Friday when Harvard comes to town for the annual rivalry showdown. This meet has gone back and forth between the two programs over the past few years, with home field advantage proving a significant factor. The Crimson got the best of the Elis last year in Cambridge, but this time around Yale is the home team and the favorite.

2016 Lands in New Haven Ready to Make Waves Sep 11, 2012

The Yale cross country and track and field teams are thrilled to be welcoming one of the deepest freshman classes in recent memory. With academics underway, the class of 2016 is settling in to life at Yale and eagerly awaiting its first taste of collegiate competition. With their arrival, the cross country team adds nine names to its roster and the track and field team adds 12.

Bulldogs Open Season in Grand Fashion at Fordham Sep 8, 2012

In the opening meet of the season, the Elis turned in a dominant performance at the Fordham Fiasco, running away with the Division I team title by claiming six of the top seven spots for only 18 total points. The race featured six Division I teams and 13 Division II and III teams, with Yale topping them all. Though impressive individual results abounded, the Bulldogs were ignited by the emergence of sophomore Matthew Nussbaum, who won the race in a personal-record time of 26:10.53.

2012 Season Dawns at Fordham Fiasco Meet Sep 6, 2012

The Elis kick off their cross country season this Saturday at the Fordham Fiasco meet, an event so named for the miscues that any opening day might bring. 22 teams will descend upon the Bronx-area campus, including Columbia and a number of strong Division III schools. Having managed an impressive third-place finish at this meet last year, the Bulldogs know the course at Van Cortlandt Park well and have succeeded upon it before

2012 Season Outlook Promising, Challenging for Hungry Bulldogs Aug 31, 2012

After three months away, the Bulldogs have returned to Yale’s campus primed and ready for the 2012 cross country season. Led by a strong core of seniors, the Elis return most of their top squad from last year and have their eyes set on a significant leap in the Ivy League standings. This year’s team will be bolstered by the addition of a deep crop of freshmen and senior track and field captain and middle distance ace Tim Hillas.

Team, Individuals Earn Academic Honors from USTFCCCA Jul 29, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field team has been named a USTFCCA All-Academic Team for 2012, and two Bulldog seniors -- Matthew Bieszard and John Van Deventer -- were honored with All-Academic selection individually.

Bulldogs Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Jul 25, 2012

Several members of the Yale women's track and field team were named to the national All-Academic team by the USTFCCCA. Eligible athletes are those who have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and qualify on the track in either the indoor or the outdoor season. For the indoor qualification, athletes must have finished the season ranked nationally in the top 96 of an individual event or of the top 48 of a relay event. Outdoors, an athlete must have participated in any round of the NCAA Championship meets, including regional preliminaries. In total, 676 student-athletes from 171 institutions were named to the team.

Bulldogs Continue Educational Efforts via ELI Africa Jul 18, 2012

Every summer since 2010, a contingent of Yale students -- many of them varsity athletes -- has traveled to Mauritius, a small island of the coast of Africa with a population of about 1.3 million people. The Bulldogs are drawn there to spend two months working on experiential learning projects, helping the country’s underprivileged children “learn by doing”. The program, Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) Africa, was started by a former Yale football player.

Kate Grace '11 Advances to 1,500-Meter Run Semis at Olympic Trials Jun 29, 2012

Yale's Kate Grace '11 has advanced to the semifinals in the 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials thanks to her performance in Thursday night's heats. Grace's time of 4:17.65 placed her seventh in her heat. The top six finishers in each of the three heats advanced to the semifinals automatically; then, the runners with the next six best times from all heats advanced. Grace was the 24th and final qualifier for the semis, which take place on Friday at 3:45 p.m. Pacific (6:45 p.m. Eastern). The finals (12 athletes) are Sunday, July 1 at 4:23 p.m. Pacific time (7:23 p.m. Eastern). All events are at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.

Kate Grace ’11 Concludes Competition at Olympic Trials Jun 29, 2012

Yale's Kate Grace '11 finished 20th in the semifinals of the 1,500-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Friday afternoon at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field. Her time of 4:12.92 left her slightly more than two seconds away from one of the 12 spots in Sunday’s finals. Grace’s run at the Trials thus comes to an end, as earlier in the meet she placed 20th in the heats of the 800-meter run with a 2:04.28 -- missing out on the semifinals in that event by less than a second.

Kate Grace '11 Finishes 20th in First Round of 800 Competition at Olympic Trials Jun 22, 2012

Yale's Kate Grace '11 finished 20th in the first round of competition in the 800-meter run Friday night at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field. Grace's time of 2:04.28 left her less than a second away from advancing to Saturday's semifinals. The top three in each of the four heats advanced, along with the next four best times.

Kate Grace ’11 to Compete at U.S. Olympic Team Trials Jun 21, 2012

Kate Grace ’11, Yale’s record-setting track star, will compete for a spot in the upcoming Olympics at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials starting this week in Eugene, Ore., at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field. The first round of competition (32 athletes) in Grace’s signature event, the 800-meter run, takes place at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time (8:00 p.m. Eastern) on Friday. She will also compete in the 1,500 meter run, with the qualifying round in that event (30 athletes) scheduled for 3:50 p.m. Pacific time (6:50 p.m. Eastern) on Thursday, June 28.

Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced Jun 20, 2012

- The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports, and 10 Yale student athletes were recognized. The 10 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy institution nominated five men and women from its eligible student-athletes.

Garry Finishes Fifth in Steeplechase at U.S. Junior Nationals Jun 15, 2012

Rising sophomore Kira Garry (Montauk, N.Y.) was back on the track Friday night, less than two weeks after setting the school record in the steeplechase. Garry competed in the U.S. Junior National Championships at Indiana University, finishing fifth with a time of 10:57.39.

Yale Has 17 Teams Honored By NCAA With Public Recognition Awards Jun 14, 2012

Yale had 17 teams honored by the NCAA with Public Recognition Awards for their latest multi-year academic progress rate (APR) scores. Yale had the fourth most teams recognized in all of Division I and has been in the top five nationally all seven years of the NCAA’s academic reform program.

Levine Earns Honorable Mention All-America Recognition Jun 13, 2012

Junior Mike Levine (Commack, N.Y.) has earned honorable mention All-America recognition from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Levine received the honor based on his performance in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the discus earlier this month.

Levine Concludes Outstanding Season at Nationals Jun 6, 2012

Junior Mike Levine’s remarkable season came to an end Wednesday at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Final Championships, hosted by Drake University. Levine finished 22nd in the discus throw, with only six spots and 3.07m separating him from All-American status.

Next Stop for Levine: NCAA Nationals Jun 4, 2012

Two weeks removed from a season-best performance at the East Preliminary Round, junior Mike Levine has reached the hallowed ground of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Final Championships. This year’s host site is Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Chapman Competes at NCAA Regionals May 26, 2012

The final race of the Bulldogs' track and field season occurred on Saturday night, when sophomore Melissa Chapman competed in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA East Regional at the University of North Florida. Chapman finished in 22nd place of 44 runners. Her time of 16:43.86 was good for 11th place in her heat. Dartmouth's Abbey D'Agostino, an All-American in the event at the 2011 NCAA Championships, won the heat in 16:15.35. D'Agostino has run the second-fastest time in the country this season.

Levine 39th in Hammer Throw at NCAA Regionals May 25, 2012

Junior Mike Levine placed 39th in the hammer throw at the East Preliminary Round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of North Florida. He was the only Eli in action on the meet’s second day of competition.

Garry Races in the 3,000-Meter Steeplechase May 25, 2012

On the second day of competition in the NCAA East Regional, hosted by the University of North Florida, freshman Kira Garry represented the Yale women's track and field team in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Bulldogs Compete at NCAA Regionals May 24, 2012

Three members of the Yale women's track and field team concluded their seasons at the NCAA Regionals on Thursday. The Bulldogs posted 24th, 25th and 31st place finishes to close out their seasons.

Bulldogs Compete in Sprints, Middle Distance, Throws at Regionals May 24, 2012

Three Bulldogs were in action today at the East Preliminary Round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by the University of North Florida. Yale’s qualifiers – senior Matthew Bieszard, junior Mike Levine and senior John Van Deventer – competed against the 47 other best athletes in the East region in each of their respective events.

Three Elis Bound for NCAA East Regional May 22, 2012

Three members of the Yale men’s track and field team – representing a diverse array of specialties – have obtained a coveted qualifying spot in the East Preliminary Round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Seniors Matthew Bieszard and John Van Deventer and junior Mike Levine earned their berths by each posting one of the 48 best marks in the East region in their respective events. The trio now will travel to the Jacksonville, Fla., campus of the University of North Florida to compete for a spot at Nationals.

Five Bulldogs Qualify for NCAA Regionals May 21, 2012

Five members of the Yale women’s track and field team will travel to Jacksonville, Fla., from May 24-26 to compete in the NCAA East Regional meet. The Bulldogs are vying for the chance to move on to compete in the NCAA Outdoor Championship from June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Boys Athlete of the Week: Peter Merritt, Gilman, track and field May 15, 2012

The senior captain capped his four-year varsity career with four victories at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association track and field championships. He ran the anchor leg of the 3,200-meter relay team, which set a conference record, was the best time in the state this year and was fifth fastest in the country (7:42.61). He also anchored the winning 1,600 relay (3:23.42) and won the 800 (1:55.80) and the high jump (6 feet, 1 inch). The performance helped Gilman to its fourth consecutive undefeated season and MIAA title. Coach Johnnie Foreman credits Merritt's success to "working hard and studying hard." He has a 4.0 GPA and will be running at Yale next year. (via )

Levine, Richards Awarded All-East Honors May 14, 2012

Following their impressive outings at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships over the weekend, junior Mike Levine and senior Nathan Richards were named to the All-East team. The pair led the Elis to a 34th-place finish by combining for seven total points.

Three Bulldogs Earn All-East Distinction May 14, 2012

Three Yale middle distance runners were awarded All-East accolades for their standout performances at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Association (ECAC) Championships this weekend at Princeton. Juniors Nihal Kayali and Elizabeth Marvin and senior Lindsey Raymond scored a total of nine points for the Bulldogs, leading Yale to a 31st-place finish.

Kayali Scores for Yale at ECACs May 13, 2012

Thanks to junior Nihal Kayali’s sixth-place showing, the Bulldogs picked up three points on the final day of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships. Yale finished 41st overall on the merit of Kayali’s effort.

McGowan Takes 11th in 1500 at IC4As May 13, 2012

Yale freshman John McGowan was the lone Eli to compete n the final day of the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships, and he made the most of his opportunity. McGowan qualified for the finals of the 1500-meter run by running the 11th-fastest time in prelims yesterday (3:49.77). Sunday’s race was significantly slower, but McGowan managed to hold the same position with a time of 3:57.33.

Pair of Bulldogs Compete at ECACs May 12, 2012

The Bulldogs opened competition on Friday at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships. Only two Yale athletes competed on the meet’s first day, with the rest to come tomorrow.

Six More Points for Elis at IC4As May 12, 2012

With two days in the books and one still to come, the Bulldogs closed Saturday’s competition tied for 16th place in the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships. After senior Nathan Richards put a point on the board for the Bulldogs last night, junior Mike Levine added six more today thanks to his third-place showing in the discus, bringing the Yale’s two-day tally to seven. This year marks the 136th rendition of the meet, making it one of the oldest in the nation.

2 Bulldogs Qualify in 1500 May 12, 2012

The Bulldogs continued competition today at the Intercollegiate Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships at Princeton, receiving several impressive results from its middle distance runners and sprinters.

Richards Scores at IC4As May 11, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field arrived in Princeton on Friday for the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships. Only one Eli was in action on the opening day of competition, but that was enough to get them on the scoreboard.

Bulldogs Back at Princeton for IC4As May 10, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field team will send a select contingent of qualifying athletes to compete at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships at Princeton this weekend. The IC4A is a super-conference administered by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and consisting of teams from across New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Nine Elis have qualified for the meet individually, along with all three of Yale’s regular relay teams.

Rue Voted Captain of Women’s Track and Field May 9, 2012

Junior Allison Rue was chosen by her teammates for the office of captain of the Yale women’s track and field team for the 2012-2013 season. Rue is among the Bulldogs’ most versatile athletes, competing at every distance from the 200-meter dash to the 800-meter run, though she has tended to specialize in the 400-meter dash this year.

Honors Bestowed Upon Seniors at Awards Banquet May 9, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field team held its annual banquet on Tuesday at the Ray Tompkins House in recognition of its accomplishments as a unit and of those of its standout individuals. In particular, seniors Matthew Bieszard and John Van Deventer received special acknowledgments.

Hillas Tapped as 2012-2013 Track and Field Captain May 9, 2012

Junior Timothy Hillas was selected by a vote of his teammates as the 2012-2013 Yale track and field captain at the team’s annual banquet on Tuesday. Hillas has emerged as one of the Ivy League’s elite middle distance runners over the course of the season, qualifying for the IC4A Championships in the 3000-meter run (8:12.55) indoors and in the 1500-meter run (3:48.12) outdoors.

Women's Track Holds Annual Banquet, Announces Awardees May 8, 2012

The Yale women's track and field team held its annual end-of-season banquet tonight. Although the season has not yet concluded for a small group of the team, which will compete from Friday through Sunday at the ECAC Championship, many athletes have wrapped up their 2011-2012 competition. The team presented three Bulldogs with awards.

Bieszard and Levine Make All-Ivy Teams May 8, 2012

Standout track and field athletes Matthew Bieszard and Mike Levine earned all-conference recognition for their performances at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Penn last weekend. Bieszard was named to the All-Ivy Second Team for his second-place finish in the 400-meter dash, while Levine made the First Team for his victory in the discus throw.

Track Team to Take on ECACs May 8, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team will send athletes who have qualified to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship meet in Princeton, N.J. from May 11-13. The meet will feature elite competition from across the region, and serves as a last chance meet for athletes hoping to advance to the NCAA Regional Qualifier later this month.

Levine Repeats as Ivy League Champ May 6, 2012

Led by its captain and the Ivy League's undisputed best discus thrower, the Yale men’s track and field team strung together a number of impressive results Sunday at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Penn. As a team, the Bulldogs placed seventh (36 points), losing out to Penn by 1.5 points. Princeton claimed the title for the second year in a row with 193 points.

Yale Distance Runners Shine at Heps May 6, 2012

The Yale women's track and field team wrapped up competition at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Saturday, coming away with 22 points to finish eighth. The team's distance runners stole the show, with three top-five finishes on the day. Cornell took all the drama out of the team title, finishing first with 158 points to second-place Princeton's 134.

Two Score on First Day of Heps May 5, 2012

On the first day of competition at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, the Yale women's track and field team garnered six points to sit in sixth place overall. The Bulldogs are tied with host Penn in sixth place and Dartmough has four points in eighth place. The team title is hotly contested after day one, with Cornell (39 points) barely edging Brown (38 points) so far. Only six events have been scored, since most of the day consisted of preliminary heats, with finals taking place tomorrow. Two Bulldogs scored points for the team competition, and one more advanced to tomorrow's finals.

Elis Close Day One in Sixth at Heps May 5, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field began competition on Saturday at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships hosted by Penn. The day was mostly devoted to preliminaries in the running events, with only a handful of finals. The Bulldogs currently sit in sixth place with six points thanks to junior Mike Levine’s third-place result in the hammer throw. Princeton leads the pack with 52 points.

Bulldogs Set Sights on Heps May 2, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field team begins postseason competition this weekend with the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Penn. This year will mark the 77th rendition of the signature meet, which pits the entire Ancient Eight against one another. Cornell had won the meet for eight years straight before falling to Princeton last year. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs finished fifth in 2011 and will be looking to improve upon that showing this year.

Bulldogs to Compete at Heps This Weekend May 2, 2012

After many of the Yale women’s track and field team’s top athletes competed at the Penn Relays and the Yale Springtime Invitational last weekend, reaching a number of season and personal bests, they will return to Philadelphia this Saturday and Sunday to compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The Bulldogs will try to redeem an eighth-place finish at the 2011 Heps, a feat that looks increasingly possible given the team’s renewed depth.

Bulldogs Conclude Regular Season with Springtime Invitational Apr 29, 2012

As part of the regular season finale, the Yale women’s track and field team hosted the Yale Springtime Invitational on Sunday as a last tune-up before the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on May 5-6. The Bulldogs competed against a number of regional teams and turned in several personal and season bests to close out a weekend that also included competition at the Penn Relays.

4 Bulldog Victories at Yale Springtime Invitational Apr 29, 2012

The Bulldogs hosted a number of regional teams today at the annual Yale Springtime Invitational at Dwyer Track. Due to the meet’s proximity to last week’s Penn Relays, Yale rested many of its premier contributors. Nonetheless, the Elis flexed their muscles in display of depth and balance in the unscored meet.

Relay Teams, Field Athletes Compete at Penn Relays Apr 27, 2012

Yale saw two of its relay teams and two individual athletes compete today at the 118th rendition of the Penn Relays. The Elis faced off against some of the finest in the country, and came home with much to be proud of.

Richards 16th at Storied Penn Relays Apr 27, 2012

Senior Nathan Richards, the lone Eli to compete on the first day of the Penn Relays, did not race to his full potential by a long shot, but still managed to finish 16th in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the historic meet. The stacked field drew athletes from across the nation, including winner Andrew Poore from Indiana, who currently holds the fastest time in the nation.

Three Top-10 Finishes on First Day of Penn Relays Apr 26, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team participated in the historic Penn Relays on Friday, turning in three top-10 finishes across five events. Sophomore Emily Urciuoli started off the day for the Bulldogs, competing in the college women’s pole vault championship. She finished in a three-way tie for 16th at a height of 3.5m (11’5.75”), along with Bianca Reo of Princeton and Jillian Hart of host Penn. The field was 23 athletes deep.

Storied Penn Relays on Tap This Weekend Apr 25, 2012

Members of the Yale women’s track and field team will venture to Philadelphia this week to compete in the 2012 Penn Relays. The relay carnival will showcase college talent from across the country, and will also include field events, as well as professional and high school heats. Yale will send 14 representatives to wear the Bulldog jersey on Thursday and Friday. Additionally, Yale will host the Springtime Invitational at the Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track on Sunday.

Bulldogs to Compete Against Nation’s Best at Penn Relays Apr 25, 2012

Several members of the Yale men’s track and field team have earned the right to represent the university in competition at the fabled Penn Relays, which begin on Thursday. The meet is the oldest track and field competition in the United States, running continuously since 1895. Over the course of three days, cumulative attendance regularly exceeds 100,000 spectators and the meet features some of the best athletes in the world.

Plethora of PRs on Second Day of Larry Ellis Apr 22, 2012

After a strong first day at Princeton's Larry Ellis Invitational, the Bulldogs showed their depth during Saturday's competition. Several athletes had personal records in their events and both relay teams ran their fastest times of the season.

Distance Runners Set PRs in Elite Races Apr 21, 2012

The Bulldogs put on a display of force in the distance and middle distance events Friday night on the first day of the Larry Ellis Invitational. Eight Elis competed in the elite races and all ran season bests, with six of them setting personal records. With the entire Ivy League present, Yale was able to take stock of where it stands against its rivals.

Bieszard Carries Bulldogs at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 21, 2012

After a strong outing from its distance runners last night, Yale’s sprinters rode the momentum to several impressive results on the second day of the Larry Ellis Invitational. Senior captain Matthew Bieszard was the star, setting a personal record individually and leading his relay team to its best time this season.

Kayali Seventh with a Season Best in 1,500-Meter Run Apr 20, 2012

On the first day of track races in the Larry Ellis Invitational, several Bulldogs competed in the elite races of distance events, which had more stringent qualifying standards. The Bulldogs raced among the best in the nation, including non-collegiate, unattached athletes.

Yale, Rest of Ivy League Descend Upon Princeton Apr 19, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field team will send a contingent to Princeton this weekend to compete at the Larry Ellis Invitational. Though David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young ’68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, noted that qualification standards this year were particularly strict, 21 athletes have earned the right to represent the Bulldogs at the meet, which will feature the entire Ivy League along with a slew of other strong teams.

Track and Field to Travel to Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 18, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team returns to New Jersey this Friday and Saturday to compete in the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton. The Bulldogs competed at Princeton’s Sam Howell Invitational earlier this month. More than 30 teams will compete over the course of the weekend, including schools from as far as New Hampshire, Rhode Island and West Virginia. Additionally, each Ivy League school will send a squad, giving Yale a chance to preview where it might place during Heps next month.

Cantabs Edge Bulldogs in Closest HY Meet in Several Seasons Apr 14, 2012

The Yale women's track team put up a valiant fight against Harvard on Saturday and compiled 73 points, a greater total than in many recent seasons. The effort was almost enough to topple the Crimson, but Harvard escaped with a 89-73 win in Boston. The Bulldogs won seven events, claimed second in ten and swept one event on the day. The 2012 HY contest was the closest since Yale last beat Harvard in 2007.

Bulldogs Premier New Athletes in Loss to Harvard Apr 14, 2012

Despite a number of standout individual performances, the Bulldogs fell to the Crimson today by a score of 114 to 49. A number of athletes were competing in unfamiliar events or returning from injury or hiatus. Even so, Yale managed to pull out five victories and six second-place finishes.

Track Team to Take on Harvard Apr 12, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team will lace up their shoes to toe the line against Harvard in Boston this weekend. The special rivalry between the two schools makes this meet one of the more anticipated of the season for many on the team, and the Bulldogs plan to bring their A-game on Saturday.

Yale Aims to Return to Winning Ways Versus Rival Harvard Apr 12, 2012

The Bulldogs are set to travel to Cambridge, Mass., this Saturday for their much-anticipated annual rivalry matchup against Harvard. This year will be the 122nd rendition of the meet in a tradition that dates back to 1891. Before falling to the Crimson last year, the Elis were riding eight consecutive victories from 2003 – 2010, and they hope to start a new winning streak this weekend.

Personal Records Fall at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 7, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field team was back in action today at the second day of the Sam Howell Invitational hosted by Princeton University. The unscored meet featured most Ivy League teams, along with a number of other regional schools and athletic clubs. In all, 963 athletes competed at the invitational, making it one of the larger meets the Bulldogs will see all year.

Bulldogs Compete at Sam Howell Friday Night Races Apr 7, 2012

The first cadre of Bulldogs competed in the Friday Night Races at the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday. Two Bulldogs placed in the top 10 of their field events, while two runners placed in the top 15. The Sam Howell Invitational continues on Saturday, when much of the rest of the team will compete.

4x100 Takes Second at Sam Howell Apr 7, 2012

The Yale women's track and field team closed out the Sam Howell Invitational on a high note on Saturday, as the Bulldogs turned in many personal and season bests across the board. The team took on top-notch competition, including several professional club track teams and much of the Ivy League, which pushed it to new heights.

Bulldogs to See Most of Ivy League at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 6, 2012

After a strong team showing in last week’s season opener, the Elis travel to Princeton this weekend to compete in the Sam Howell Invitational. They will be joined there by a number of their Ancient Eight rivals, including Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard and the host, Princeton, along with many schools from other conferences. With 973 registered athletes, it is one of the larger meets the Bulldogs will attend this year.

Levine Wins Discus at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 6, 2012

The Bulldogs excelled both on the track and in the field events on day one of the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton. Junior Mike Levine brought the highlight of the night with a win in the discus, but several other Elis recorded personal records and placed highly.

Women’s Track to Compete at Sam Howell Invite Apr 5, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team will voyage to Princeton to participate in one of the largest meets of the season, the Sam Howell Invitational. So far, more than 950 athletes from more than 40 schools are registered to participate over the course of the weekend. The Bulldogs will bring a full team contingent to participate in almost 20 events across two days.

Three Yale Victories at UConn Spring Invite Apr 1, 2012

The Yale men’s track team opened its outdoor season in impressive fashion at the UConn Spring Invite yesterday. Competing against 11 other regional schools at the unscored meet, the team amassed victories in 3 events and even saw several athletes qualify for the IC4A meet, a particularly exciting feat given the earliness in the season.

Bulldogs Claim Five Wins at UConn Spring Invite Mar 31, 2012

The Yale women's track and field team competed in the UConn Spring Invitational on Saturday, and came home with five victories across a wide range of events, including one field event, one sprint event, two distance events and one relay. The meet was unscored and gave the Bulldogs a chance to gauge their training this far in the season.

Gamble and Kayali Post Strong Showings in the 800-Meter Run Mar 31, 2012

After dominating in the 1,500-meter run on Friday in the Raleigh Relays, juniors Annelies Gamble and Nihal Kayali came back to run impressive times in the 800-meter run on Saturday. Gamble claimed eighth of 25 athletes, finishing in 2:09.93, while Kayali posted a time of 2:11.50, a collegiate best, to finish in 12th place.

Bulldogs Back East, Back in Action Mar 30, 2012

After a successful West Coast training trip, the Bulldogs will return to the track this Saturday rested and ready when they compete at the UConn Spring Invite in nearby Storrs. For most members of the team, the meet will be their first competition since the conclusion of their indoor season a month ago, and will offer an opportunity to take stock of their fitness after a California spring training trip. Yale will take on Ivy League rival Brown at the unscored meet along with a host of other regional teams, including Bryant, Hartford, Rhode Island, Southern Connecticut State University, Stonehill College and, of course, UConn.

Five Top-15 Finishes at Raleigh Relays Mar 30, 2012

Five members of the Yale women's track and field team competed in the Raleigh Relays, hosted by North Carolina State University, on Friday, and each placed in the top 15 of her event. Two Bulldogs competed in the 1,500-meter run and three more competed in the 10,000-meter run.

Track and Field to Compete in UConn Spring Invitational Mar 27, 2012

After a trip to California kicked off the outdoor track season over spring break, the Yale women’s track and field team will compete outdoors back east for the first time in 2012 on Mar. 31. The Bulldogs will compete against regional teams such as Brown, Hartford, Rhode Island, Southern Connecticut and the host Huskies in the UConn Spring Invite. The meet will be unscored, giving the team a chance to see how its training is progressing without worrying about a team score.

Elis Wet Feet at Northridge Invitational Mar 18, 2012

A small contingent of the Yale men’s track and field team competed yesterday at the Northridge Invitational, hosted by the University of California at Northridge. It was the first outdoor meet of the year for the Bulldogs, and they eased into the season by competing in just one event.

Yale Competes in Northridge Invitational Mar 17, 2012

Four members of the Yale women's track and field team competed at the Calfornia State Univeresity at Northridge on Saturday. Their 4x100-meter relay team placed second of five teams that finished the race, and was second only to an unattached team of professional runners.

Bulldogs Head West to Start the Outdoor Season Mar 15, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team traveled to California for a training trip over spring break this year, and they will wrap up the week’s workouts by competing in the Northridge Invitational, hosted by the California State University at Northridge. The meet will draw competitors from all over the country, especially those from Northern states where warm temperatures are harder to come by, including Alaska and Idaho.

Bulldogs Warm Up for Outdoor Season Under California Sun Mar 15, 2012

Two weeks after concluding their indoor season at the IC4A Championships, the Elis will take to the outdoors this Saturday at the Northridge Invitational hosted by California State University at Northridge. The Bulldogs will line up against a field predominated by West Coast teams, including several California schools and teams from Alaska Anchorage and Idaho State

Marvin a Team-High Second at ECACs Mar 4, 2012

The Yale women's track and field team traveled to the ECAC Championship meet looking for a little redemption after placing eighth at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Feb. 25-26, and redemption is what they achieved. The Bulldogs compiled 20 points to finish in 14th place out of 50 teams and bested three other Ivy schools, including Heps champion Columbia. Cornell beat out University of Maryland Eastern Shore for the ECAC title by one point, finishing with 55 points to UMES' 54. Princeton was a distant third with 44 points and 2011 champion Connecticut was fourth with 36 points.

All-East Accolades for 4x400-Meter Relay Squad Mar 4, 2012

The members of the Bulldogs’ 4x400-meter relay team were afforded All-East honors for their seventh-place effort at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships today at Boston University. The title is granted to the top eight finishers in each event.

4x400-Meter Relay Team Scores at IC4As Mar 4, 2012

The Yale 4x400-meter relay team produced another outstanding result on Sunday at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships at Boston University. The team picked up Yale’s only two points of the competition and earned All-East honors for their seventh-place finish.

Four Bulldogs Earn All-East Honors Mar 4, 2012

Four members of the Yale women's track and field team were selected to the All-East team after their performances at the 2012 ECAC Championship meet on Mar. 3-4. Athletes who placed in the top eight of their event were honored.

4x400-Meter Relay Team Qualifies for Finals at IC4As Mar 3, 2012

Competing at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships at Boston University, the Elis saw their 4x400-meter relay team put together its best effort of the season (3:14.06), and advance to tomorrow’s final in a thrilling race. The team of senior captain Matthew Bieszard, freshman William Rowe, freshman Mario Kranjac and freshman Dylan Hurley bettered its seed time by over 5 seconds in posting the fourth fastest time in Yale history. That milestone is particularly significant in consideration of the fact that three of the foursome are freshmen. Hurley valiantly held off Temple’s Alex McGee on the anchor leg of the race to nab the final qualifying spot.

Gamble, Kayali Advance to Finals at ECACs Mar 3, 2012

Two members of the Yale women's track and field team ran fast enough to advance to the finals of their events on the first day of the ECAC Championships. Seven Bulldogs competed in all, with more scheduled to perform tomorrow. No official scores were reported at the conclusion of the day's events.

15 Bulldogs Qualify for IC4As Mar 2, 2012

A select group of Elis will represent Yale this weekend at the annual Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships in Boston. The IC4A is a super-conference administered by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and consisting of teams from across New England and the Mid-Atlantic. This year’s competition will be the 91st rendition of the championships, making it among the oldest indoor meets in the nation.

Select Bulldogs to Compete at ECACs Feb 28, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team will take a select contingent to Boston this weekend to compete in the ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center. After a slightly disappointing eighth-place finish at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships last weekend, the Bulldogs are looking to rebound, focus on running their best times and head into the outdoor season with their heads high.

Gamble Leads Yale on Last Day of Heps Feb 26, 2012

On the final day of Heps competition, two more Bulldogs added to Yale’s point total. The team finished with 12 points overall in eighth place. Columbia took home the women’s title for the first time in program history; the Lions compiled 124 points. Though Princeton was favored to repeat its 2011 title, the Tigers placed sixth with 56 points. Host Cornell was second with 103 points.

Bieszard Awarded Ivy League Recognition Feb 26, 2012

Thanks to his second-place effort in the 400-meter dash (48.95) at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this weekend, senior track and field captain Matthew Bieszard was granted a spot on the All-Ivy League second team. Though Bieszard was an All-Ivy athlete in the 2010 outdoor season as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team, this marks the first time he has attained the honor individually.

Bulldogs Score in Three Events on Day Two of Heps Feb 26, 2012

The Elis capped off their indoor season with a number of strong results at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Cornell, highlighted by the performance of their captain, senior Matthew Bieszard. As a team, the Bulldogs finished eighth with 16 total points, narrowly losing out to Penn (18 points). Princeton (184 points) held off Cornell (176 points) to claim the Ancient Eight crown for the third consecutive year.

Three Advance on Day One of Heps Competition Feb 25, 2012

After the first day of competition at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, the Yale women’s track and field team sits in seventh place with four points. Columbia currently leads the pack with 34 points, but most of the deciding races and finals will be held tomorrow. Fifteen Bulldogs competed today, and three advanced in their events to compete in tomorrow’s finals.

Hillas, Levine Score for Elis on Day One Feb 25, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field team opened competition today at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, hosted by Cornell. With four events scored, the Elis finished the first chapter of the two-day meet in fifth place with 5 team points. Princeton, last year’s champion, closed the day in first place (49 points), followed by Cornell (37 points), Harvard (20 points) and Dartmouth (10 points). Yale currently stands ahead of Brown (2 points), Columbia (1 point) and Penn (0 points).

Bulldogs Bound for Ivy League Championships Feb 24, 2012

After a weekend off, the Yale men’s track and field team is tapered and in top form heading into this weekend’s Ivy League Heptagonal Championships hosted by Cornell. The meet marks the beginning of the postseason for the Bulldogs, with the IC4A championships to follow. After a fourth-place finish in 2009, the Elis have fallen to eighth-place at the meet in each of the past two years. And yet, despite having one of the smallest rosters in the league, Yale boasts several of the top athletes in this year’s contest, and will look to improve upon those results.

Heps Loom This Weekend Feb 23, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team will travel to Cornell this Saturday and Sunday to compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. This weekend’s meet represents the culmination of the season for many Bulldogs, as only those who qualify to compete in the ECAC or NCAA championships can extend their season. The team has prepared all season long for this weekend’s events, and has proved that it is ready after posting season-best performances in the last few meets.

Women's Cross Country named Division I All-Academic Feb 14, 2012

The Yale women's cross country team was selected as one of the 205 Division I All-Academic programs across the country on Monday. In order to be considered, a team must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 and have started at least five runners at its regional NCAA regional championship. Each Ivy League school except Princeton was selected. The Bulldogs combined for a 3.51 average, the highest of any Ancient Eight competitor.

Bulldogs Third at HYP Feb 11, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team finished third in the annual match-up with Harvard and Princeton on Saturday. Despite several strong efforts, the Bulldogs could not overcome the sheer numbers of the Crimson and the Tigers. Yale compiled 13 points, while Princeton finished in first with 80 points, followed by Harvard with 60 points.

Bieszard Leads Yale at HYP Feb 11, 2012

The Yale men's track and field team placed third when they faced their two oldest rivals, Harvard and Princeton, on Saturday. The Bulldogs finished with 13.50 points, while the Tigers ran away with the meet with 100.50 points and the Crimson were second with 56.50 points. Even though the final points tally didn't fall in the Bulldogs' favor, they were buoyed by a number of strong performances.

Competitive Fires Ablaze for HYP Showdown Feb 9, 2012

As the postseason looms, this Saturday presents the Yale men’s track and field team with its annual grudge match against Ivy League rivals Harvard and Princeton. The latter has dominated the meet since joining the tradition seven years ago, and is considered the odds-on favorite to repeat its victory in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this year. Meanwhile, Yale and Harvard have historically been evenly matched. The Crimson, who will play host this year, topped the Bulldogs in each of the past two years, reversing a nearly decade-long streak of Yale triumphs prior.

Liana Epstein Named Division I All-Academic Feb 9, 2012

Sophomore Liana Epstein was selected to the USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country All-Academic team. She is one of 104 honorees who have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 and finished in the top 15 or top 10% at their NCAA Regional meet.

Bulldogs Gear Up for HYP Rivalry Feb 8, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team will take on the squads of Harvard and Princeton on Saturday, as is customary for the last dual meet before the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The HYP meet is always highly anticipated by members of the team, as it represents such a rich tradition.

Track & Field Teams Host Youth Clinic Feb 6, 2012

The Yale track & field teams held the first of what will hopefully become regular free track & field clinics this past Wednesday at Coxe Cage. The inaugural clinic drew 36 local children, ranging from 6th to 8th grade, who joined the members of the men’s and women’s teams for the event.

Four Wins for Bulldogs at Giegengack Invite Feb 4, 2012

The Giegengack Invitational concluded on Saturday at New Haven’s Coxe Cage and two Bulldogs came away with wins in their individual events. These strong performances at an unscored meet are a clear indicator of the team’s preparation so far and will carry them into the HYP tri-meet next weekend as well as the start of the championship season with the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Feb. 25-26.

Another Day, Another (Two) Victories Feb 4, 2012

Competing at the Giegengack Invitational at Coxe Cage, the Yale men’s track and field team repeated its result from yesterday with another two first-place and two second-place individual results. The unscored meet pitted the Bulldogs against nine other teams, including Ancient Eight rival Penn.

Cable, Snajder Lead the Way on Day One of Giegengack Feb 3, 2012

When the first day of competition at the Giegengack Invitational wrapped up on Friday, several Bulldogs had performances to be proud of. Though the meet was unscored, it offered a chance for a tune-up just before the season gets into the headier HYP and Heps meets, both later this month. Two Yale athletes paced the team with second-place performances and season-bests on Friday.

Day One of Giegengack Brings Two Yale Victories Feb 3, 2012

The Bulldogs turned in an another impressive performance on day one of the Giegengack Invitational at Coxe Cage, with two first-place and two second-place finishes through only six completed events. The meet continues tomorrow, but the Elis already have much to be pleased about.

Bulldogs to Compete in Final Home Meet of Indoor Season Feb 2, 2012

After several weeks on the road, the Bulldogs will be home this weekend at Coxe Cage to host the Giegengack Invitational. The meet, named after legendary Yale coach Bob Giegengack, will feature a smattering of local teams, along with Ivy League foe Penn and a number of other regional schools. The Elis rested a number of their top athletes last week so that they would be well rested for this weekend, and the team is poised for a big day.

Annual Giegengack Invite At Coxe Cage This Weekend Feb 2, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team is preparing to host its annual Giegengack Invitational, named for former head coach Bob Giegengack, at Coxe Cage this weekend. The 8th Annual Giegengack Invitational will be another large meet to complement last weekend’s Terrier Invite at Boston University. It will serve as a last tune-up before the team jumps head-first into the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet and the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.

Young Runners Show Promise at Terrier Invitational Jan 28, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field made the short trip to Boston today to compete at the Terrier Invitational hosted by Boston University. The Bulldogs traveled lightly, and in many respects treated the meet as a tune-up for next week’s Giegengack Invitational at home. Several of Yale’s key athletes did not compete, affording the younger Elis a chance to shine

Strong Showing at Terrier Invitational Jan 27, 2012

After the women’s events wrapped up on Friday at the Terrier Invitational, the Yale women’s track and field team came away with several much-improved performances. Though the meet was unscored, such a large competition allows the team, especially its rookies, to get seasoned for the larger championship meets that will occur later in the season.

Terrier Invitational Awaits Bulldogs Jan 26, 2012

After opening Ivy League competition last weekend, the Elis are headed to Boston this weekend to compete in the Terrier Invitational, hosted by Boston University, where they will again run into several of their Ancient Eight rivals. Columbia and Dartmouth (whom Yale faced a week ago) will both be present, along with Brown and Harvard and more than 20 other schools from other conferences.

Bulldogs to Take on Terrier Invitational Jan 25, 2012

This Friday, the Yale women’s track and field team will compete in its largest meet of the season so far. The Bulldogs will travel up to Boston to take to the track in the Terrier Invitational, hosted by Boston University. Beantown’s annual meet will play host to more than 20 teams, with the women competing on Friday and the men on Saturday.

Bulldogs Third at Dartmouth With Eight Second-Place Finishes Jan 21, 2012

The Bulldogs kicked off their official league schedule on Saturday in a tri-meet against Dartmouth and Columbia. By the end of the day, the team had claimed second place in eight events, equally distributed among the field, sprint and long distance events. Yale compiled 41 points to finish in third.

Bieszard, Levine, Lindberg Lead Bulldogs Jan 21, 2012

The Elis finished third at Saturday’s rendition of the annual tri-meet against Dartmouth and Columbia. The Big Green (62 points) edged out the Lions (60 points) for the team title, while Yale finished with 46 points. While the team tally was less than the Bulldogs might have hoped for, their individual stars shined brightly.

Bulldogs to Toe the Line Aside Lions, Big Green Jan 19, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field team opens Ivy League competition this Saturday when it travels to Hanover, N.H. to take on Columbia and Dartmouth. Though the Bulldogs have finished second to the Big Green in each of the past two years at the annual tri-meet, they are looking to return to the form that allowed them to win it for five straight years from 2005-2009.

Bulldogs Take on Big Green, Lions Up North Jan 19, 2012

In the first meet against other Ivy schools, the Bulldog women’s track and field team will travel to Hanover, N.H., on Saturday to compete against Dartmouth and Columbia. The team is coming off of strong preliminary performances in the Yale Season Opener on Dec. 3 and the Yale Collegiate Invitational on Jan. 14.

Four First-Place Finishes at Yale Invitational Jan 14, 2012

In the first meet of 2012, the Yale women’s track and field team took home four first-place finishes and a plethora of other top results. The Bulldogs hosted over 15 teams at Coxe Cage in an unscored meet as a chance to stretch their legs after the winter break and get back into a competitive spirit.

Bulldogs Sweep Middle Distance Events Jan 14, 2012

The Yale men’s track and field team returned to action on Saturday when it hosted and competed at the 30th Yale Intercollegiate Track Classic at Coxe Cage. The unscored meet pitted the Elis against strong teams from UConn, Central Connecticut, the University of New Haven, Sacred Heart, Fordham and others.

Track and Field Back in Action This Weekend Jan 13, 2012

After a six-week hiatus, the Yale men’s track and field team returns to the oval this Saturday when it hosts the 30th Yale Intercollegiate Track Classic at Coxe Cage. The Bulldogs are looking to regain some of the momentum they built with their opening meet on Dec. 3, also held at Coxe Cage. Like that first meet, Saturday’s competition will merely be a friendly, and will not be scored.

Track and Field to Host Yale Invitational Jan 13, 2012

The Yale women’s track and field team, coming off a strong start to the season back on Dec. 3, will take to the track for the first time in 2012 when they host the Yale Invitational at Coxe Cage on Saturday. Though the meet is unscored, it will allow the Bulldogs to see how their training has progressed since December, and helps them prepare for upcoming scored meets later in the season.

Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced Dec 13, 2011

The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in fall sports. Ten Yale student athletes were selected.

Kayali Elected 2012 Cross Country Captain Dec 5, 2011

At the annual Yale cross country banquet, held on Dec. 1, two Bulldogs were recognized for their contributions to the team this past season. Junior Nihal Kayali was elected captain of the 2012 squad, and junior Elizabeth Marvin was honored with the Mike Stanley-John Cleary Class of 1954 Women’s Cross Country Award, given annually to "the outstanding member of the Yale women's cross country team who excels in Dedication, Commitment, and Inspiration to the sport of cross country."

Lunn Gets the Nod for Team Captain Dec 4, 2011

Junior Kevin Lunn was elected captain by his teammates for the 2012 season at Thursday’s cross country banquet. He was also honored with the Mike Stanley-John Cleary Class of 1954 Men’s Cross Country Award, given annually to “the outstanding member of the Yale men’s cross country team who excels in Dedication, Commitment, and Inspiration to the sport of cross country.”

Yale Season Opener Gives Taste of What's to Come Dec 3, 2011

Coxe Cage was alight with Yale track and field action for the first time in months on Saturday as the Bulldogs hosted their season-opening meet. The unscored competition gave the team a chance to see how its preparations are coming before diving into the dual meet season and beyond in 2012. This year’s freshmen made their collegiate debuts at the meet, and were the highest-placing athletes from Yale in several events.

Yale Season Opener Offers First Glimpse of Track and Field Team Dec 3, 2011

The Yale men’s track and field team got its first taste of competition of the 2011-2012 season at Saturday’s Yale Season Opener at Coxe Cage. The unscored meet featured eight teams, and allowed the Yale athletes a chance to test their legs before the season begins in earnest after winter break. Collectively, the Bulldogs turned in a solid performance, but it was the Yale middle distance men who shone brightest.

Track & Field Kicks Off 2011-2012 Season Dec 1, 2011

The Yale women’s track and field squad will begin its season this Saturday when it hosts the annual Yale Season Opener, an un-scored competition that will allow athletes to see how their training has progressed so far this fall. The track and field season, with meets from December until May, is one of the longest of any team here at Yale, so mental toughness is just as important as physical strength. Cross country runners, who wrapped their season on Nov. 12 at the NCAA Regional meet, will take a break before diving into competition with the rest of their squad in January. The team lost seven seniors to graduation last spring. Two competed in the distance races, four in field events, and one in the middle distance. This year’s seven freshmen will try to fill their shoes.

Curtain Rises on a Promising 2011-2012 Season Dec 1, 2011

The Yale men’s track and field team will open its indoor season this Saturday by hosting the Yale Season Opener at Coxe Cage. In the past, the event has drawn teams from across the tri-state area, including Yale’s cross-town rivals Quinnipiac and the University of New Haven, who will offer this year’s Elis their first taste of live competition. Head coach Marc Davis said he is looking to improve on last year’s performances, and is confident that his young team is up to the challenge.

Epstein and Marvin are All-Northeast Nov 14, 2011

After their top performances at the NCAA Regional meet on Saturday, sophomore Liana Epstein and junior Elizabeth Marvin have been named to the All-Northeast team. Epstein was 11th out of 243 runners, clocking in at 21:05.2. Marvin crossed the line in 21:17.4, good for 17th overall. For their efforts, they were selected as members of the All-Northeast team

Best Result in 6 Years: Cross Country 6th at NCAA Regionals Nov 12, 2011

In its best finish since 2005, the Yale women's cross country team placed sixth out of 36 teams at the NCAA Northeast Regional meet. The meet was close: the Bulldogs combined for 164 points, just one point behind nationally-ranked Providence College and four in front of Connecticut. Yale put the exclamation point on a season that has proven to be its best in over five years. In 2005, Yale finished fifth at Regionals behind Lindsay Donaldson '08, who qualified for the national championship that year, her second of four appearances at NCAAs.

Bulldogs End Season at Regionals Nov 12, 2011

In what was their final meet of the season, the Yale men’s cross country team equaled last year's result by notching an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Region Championship. Yale’s tally of 386 total points placed it in the top third of the 33 participating teams.

Regionals Await Bulldogs Nov 10, 2011

The Yale men’s cross country team travels to Amherst, N.Y., this Saturday to compete in its final guaranteed meet of the season, the NCAA Northeast Region Championship. Hosted by the State University of New York at Buffalo, the race will feature 39 teams vying for an NCAA Championship berth.

Epstein and Marvin Earn All-Ivy Honors Nov 10, 2011

Two Bulldogs were named to the 2011 All-Ivy team for their performance at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Oct. 29. Sophomore Liana Epstein was seventh overall and junior Elizabeth Marvin was eighth. Epstein joined the rest of the top seven finishers on the first team All-Ivy list while Marvin was named second team All-Ivy.

Next Stop for Cross Country: NCAA Regionals Nov 9, 2011

The Yale women’s cross country team will travel to Amherst, N.Y., this weekend to compete against the best of the Northeast region at the NCAA qualifying meet, hosted by the State University of New York at Buffalo. The Bulldogs will compete against representatives from 39 other schools for the right to advance to the NCAA Championship, to be held on Nov. 21 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Battling Cold and Snow, Bulldogs Take 4th at Heps Oct 29, 2011

During the first snowfall of the season, the Yale women’s cross country team placed fourth in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. This is the team’s highest finish since 2006, when they were also fourth. A layer of snow blanketed the ground and continued to fall throughout the entire race. The temperature at the conclusion of the race was 32°F, less-than-ideal conditions for any meet, let alone a championship.

Elis Endure Snow and Sludge for a Sixth-Place Finish at Heps Oct 29, 2011

The Yale men’s cross country team braved foul weather conditions to place sixth at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, improving upon last year’s finish by one spot. Junior Kevin Lunn led the way for the Bulldogs for the second week in a row, crossing the line in 25:25. Lunn took 13th place overall, earning second team All-Ivy honors.

Men's Cross Country to Compete at Ivy League Championships Oct 27, 2011

The Yale men’s cross country team will join the other members of the Ancient Eight at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this Saturday at Princeton. For the Elis, this marks a return to the course upon which they ran their best race of the season two weeks ago. This time, though, the stakes have been raised.

No. 36 Cross Country to Race for Heps Title Oct 26, 2011

The Yale women’s cross country team, currently ranked 36th in the nation, will travel to Princeton on Saturday to toe the line against the rest of the Ancient Eight in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps). The Bulldogs are looking to avenge an eighth-place finish at last year’s race. This goal looks entirely possible because the team has come close to breaking the top 30 in the nation this season, and has been ranked in the top 36 for the past three weeks.

Bulldogs Take Third at Princeton Invitational Oct 15, 2011

The Yale men’s cross country team put in a superb showing on Saturday at the Princeton Invitational. With a total of 107 points, the team placed third in a field of 14, behind only Princeton and Cornell. The race was significant in that it granted the Elis an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the course at which the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships will be held on Oct. 29.

Bulldogs First at Princeton Invite Oct 15, 2011

The Yale women's cross country team finished first overall in the Princeton Invitational on Saturday, sweeping the top five places to score a perfect 15 points, the lowest possible total. The team got a valuable chance to preview the site of this year's Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, to be held on Oct. 29.

Elis to Warm Up for Heps at the Princeton Invitational Oct 14, 2011

The men’s cross country team will be making the short trip to New Jersey this Saturday to compete in the Princeton Invitational. The level of competition at this event has traditionally been high, and this year’s field is set to feature several of Yale’s Ivy League rivals alongside a number of other regional powers.

No. 32 Cross Country Will Travel to Princeton Oct 12, 2011

The Yale women’s cross country team will travel to Princeton, N.J., this weekend to compete in the Princeton Invitational. The six-kilometer course is the same that the team will run at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Oct. 29, so this Saturday’s meet offers a welcome preview of the course for that race. 21 teams will participate in the Invitational, considerably more than the eight that will compete at Heps, allowing the Bulldogs to see how they might perform on the course in a large field. This kind of preview is valuable information for a team that received 16 votes in the USTFCCCA’s national rankings last week, meaning it is ranked 32nd in the country. The Bulldogs are also ranked third overall in the Northeast region.

Raymond Leads Bulldogs at New England Championships Oct 8, 2011

The Yale women's cross country team competed in the New England Championships today, placing 16th of 39 teams. Senior Lindsey Raymond was the team's front-runner, placing in the top 40 of 269 athletes. The Bulldogs combined for 477 points while the championship went to the women of Boston College with 38 points. Dartmouth was fifth (177 points) and Brown was 24th (648 points).

Bulldogs Compete at New Englands Oct 8, 2011

In what will surely be one of the largest meets of the season, the Yale men's cross country team placed 17th of 46 squads in the New England Championships. A younger group of athletes wore the Yale blue today, yet two Bulldogs were able to place in the top 30 of 250 athletes. The team combined for 500 points and Connectict won the title with a field-low 139 points. Dartmouth, last year's champion, was second and Brown was 15th. The Bulldogs bested regional rivals Southern Connecticut (28th), Quinnipiac (33rd) and New Haven (36th).

New England Championships Await Bulldogs Oct 5, 2011

Coming off of their precipitous rise to third place in the Northeast regional rankings on Monday, the Yale women’s cross country team will compete in the New England Championships on Saturday. Almost half of the Bulldogs who will race are in their first collegiate season and will gain valuable experience at the meet, one of the largest of the season. 47 teams and 322 athletes competed in the 2010 New England Championships; last year’s Bulldogs placed eighth. The meet will be held at Franklin Park in Boston, where Yale competed against Harvard and Princeton on Sept. 17.

Young Bulldogs Look to Make Their Mark at New Englands Oct 5, 2011

The men’s cross country team will compete at the New England Championships at Boston’s Franklin Park on Saturday. The event, usually one of the largest of the season, is a chance for more athletes on the team to compete, as the majority of the team’s front runners will rest in preparation for the Princeton Invitational (Oct. 15) and Heps (Oct. 29).

Women's Cross Country Ranked Third in Northeast Oct 3, 2011

The Yale women's cross country team jumped to third in the USTFCCCA cross country regional rankings on Monday, eclipsing their prior position of 13th. The Bulldogs leap-frogged other Ivy teams, such as Dartmouth and Cornell, as well as usual powerhouses like Boston College, Stony Brook and Connecticut. The ten-spot jump was the largest in the Northeast region this week. Only Providence and Syracuse are ranked higher than the Bulldogs this week.

Yale 6th of 45 Teams at Paul Short Sep 30, 2011

The Bulldogs placed sixth out of 45 teams at the Paul Short Invitational today. Yale was bested only by Providence, Villanova, Syracuse, Georgetown and Virginia, all of which are nationally-ranked. The Bulldogs bested Duke (ranked 9th nationally), as well as Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Harvard and Penn. The team proved that it can compete with the best in the nation, as well as the Ivy League.

Bulldogs Compete in Paul Short Invitational Sep 30, 2011

The Yale men’s cross country team competed in the Paul Short Invitational on Friday, placing 19th of 45 teams. The Bulldogs combined for 565 points, just four behind the 18th-place American University squad and only three in front of host Lehigh University. In all, 402 athletes competed in Bulldogs’ division.

Bulldogs to Compete in Paul Short Invitational Sep 28, 2011

The men’s cross country team will compete in the Paul Short Invitational on Friday, hosted by Lehigh University. 44 other teams will race in the Bulldogs’ division, including the rest of the Ancient Eight. The team will get a chance to see how it stacks up against the rest of the Ivy League, a few weeks before the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in October.

44 Teams Await at Paul Short Invitational Sep 28, 2011

This Friday, the Yale women’s cross country team will travel to Bethlehem, Pa., to compete in the Paul Short Invitational, hosted by Lehigh University. The field of 45 teams is one of the largest the Bulldogs will participate in this season, and is a good practice run for other regional meets like the New England Championships next month, as well as the NCAA Regional Qualifier in November.

Bulldogs Second at Harvard Sep 17, 2011

The Bulldogs men’s cross country team faced Harvard on Saturday, and just barely fell to their northern rivals. The team combined for 34 points, just 11 shy of Harvard’s 23 points. The team was lead by senior Sam Lynch, and a front group that consisted of upperclassmen, for the second meet in a row.

Women’s Cross Country Bests Harvard, Falls Narrowly to Princeton Sep 17, 2011

On Saturday the women’s cross country team defeated Harvard but fell to Princeton in another closely-contested meet. Sophomore Liana Epstein was the first finisher for the Bulldogs, placing second overall just behind senior All-American Alex Banfich of Princeton. The team compiled 36 points, just nine more than Princeton (27). Harvard was last of the three squads with 71 points.

Men’s Cross Country to Take on Rival Harvard Sep 14, 2011

On Saturday, the Bulldogs will travel to Boston’s Franklin Park to race the Harvard Crimson in the annual dual meet. The team is coming off of a strong early-season showing at the Fordham Invitational last weekend, where it secured third place out of 16 teams with 88 points. The team stayed close together through much of the race, which proved to be an effective strategy, given the Bulldogs’ results.

Cross Country Heads North for HYP Showdown Sep 14, 2011

Buoyed by a second-place finish at the first meet of the season, the Yale women’s cross country team will travel to Boston on Saturday to take on Harvard and Princeton in the annual grudge match. Last weekend’s meet at Fordham revealed a Bulldog team that is effective at running closely together, and picking up spots as they go. In a smaller meet such as HYP this coming week, teamwork will be critical in achieving a competitive place.

Chapman Wins Individual Title at Fordham Invitational Sep 10, 2011

The Bulldog women’s cross country team laced up its racing flats for the first time this season on Saturday, where they faced off against 16 other squads. Sophomore Melissa Chapman won the race in a blistering 18:03.63, leading her team to second place overall. The team was only nine points behind Princeton, a nationally-ranked squad and the defending Ivy champions. The third-place team, Penn, had more than double Yale’s 43 points. The Bulldogs posted an impressive showing at their first meet, and showed that they can be competitive within the Ivy League.

Yale Places Third at Fordham Sep 10, 2011

The Yale men’s cross country team posted an impressive third-place finish at the Fordham Follies and Fiasco Invitational on Saturday. Yale’s 88 points were bested only by Princeton (26) and Navy (41). The Bulldogs beat out Penn (4th- 146 points), the only other Ivy team competing, and the rest of the 16-team field.

Men’s Cross Country Team Kicks Off 2011 Season Sep 6, 2011

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the men’s cross country team will compete in its first meet of the season. Fordham University will host the Fordham Fiasco and Follies Invitational at the storied Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. This year, the team welcomes eight new members, including a new head coach; Paul Harkins enters his first year with the Bulldogs, along with seven members of the class of 2015.

Women’s Cross Country Team Anticipates 2011 Season Sep 5, 2011

The Yale women’s cross country season will get underway on Saturday, Sept. 10, when the Bulldogs will travel to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y., to toe the line at the Fordham Fiasco and Follies Invitational. The Bulldogs have already experienced one major change before the season has even begun: they welcome Amy Gosztyla as their new head coach. The team ended last season with an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship, and is looking to build on the strength of individual performances, as well as team efforts.

Bulldogs Chosen as an All-Academic Team Aug 11, 2011

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named its All-Academic teams this Thursday and the Bulldogs were recognized as one of 164 teams nationwide for their academic success. Squads needed at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA to qualify and Yale was well above the mark, coming in with a 3.46.

Men's Track and Field Team Named All-Academic Aug 10, 2011

On Wednesday, the Yale men's track and field team was selected by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic team for the 2010-2011 season. Teams with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 were selected. Yale was one of 90 honorees, including six other Ivy League schools.

Gamble, Kayali and Marvin Earn All-Academic Honors from USTFCCCA Aug 4, 2011

Three sophomores on the Yale women’s track and field team -- Annelies Gamble, Nihal Kayali and Elizabeth Marvin -- have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Track & Field team for their work in the classroom in 2010-11. The USTFCCCA made the announcement Thursday.

100 Marathons’ Worth of Miles Awaits Sam Fox ’09 in Charitable Effort for Parkinson’s Aug 4, 2011

Sam Fox ’09, a former All-East and All-Ivy high jumper for the Yale track and field team, will attempt to break the speed record for running/hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail this fall as part of an effort to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s disease. Fox will attempt to travel the equivalent of 100 marathons’ worth of miles in 60 days. He is undertaking the effort through the charitable organization he founded, Run While You Can, in honor of his mother, Lucy, who suffers from Parkinson’s.

Bogdan, Van Deventer Earn All-Academic Honors from USTFCCCA Aug 3, 2011

Two NCAA Regional qualifiers from the Yale men’s track and field team, Matt Bogdan ’11 and John Van Deventer ’11, have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Track & Field team for their work in the classroom. The USTFCCCA made the announcement Wednesday.

Track and Field Teams Blog from Trip Abroad Jun 17, 2011

The Yale men's and women's track and field teams are traveling abroad for meets at Limerick (June 19) and Swansea (June 22) in addition to the traditional Yale-Harvard vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet (June 28). Team members will blog about their experiences on yalebulldogs.com.

Kate Grace Earns Fourth All-America Honor Jun 13, 2011

Senior Kate Grace was named a first-team All-American after her fifth-place performance in the national final of the 800-meter run at the NCAA Division I Championship on Friday. Grace has earned three previous All-America nods, most recently at the 2011 Indoor NCAA Division I Championship in March.

Grace Finishes Fifth in the Nation Jun 10, 2011

Senior Kate Grace competed in her final collegiate race today, and she went out with a bang. The All-American added another national honor to her career as she placed fifth in the final of the 800-meter run at the NCAA Championship. Grace finished in 2:04.22, less than a second off of her preliminary time of 2:03.48 on June 8.

A Second Straight Trip to the National Final for Grace Jun 8, 2011

Senior Kate Grace advanced to the final of the 800-meter run during the first day of competition at the NCAA Division I Championship. Grace placed second in her heat in 2:03.48, which was also second-fastest of all 24 competitors in the national semi-final. She has competed in the national semi-final in each of her four seasons at Yale, and this marks her second time advancing to the final; she placed seventh last year in 2:05.92 to earn All-America honors.

Grace Selected as the Northeast Region Track Athlete of the Year Jun 6, 2011

Senior Kate Grace was recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association today as the Division I Northeast Region Female Track Athlete of the Year. Grace’s undefeated season in both the 800-meter run and the 1,500-meter run precipitated the honor; she will challenge to extend her streak beginning on June 8 when she competes in the NCAA National Championship in the 800-meter run.

Grace to Compete at NCAA Championship Jun 5, 2011

The culmination of senior Kate Grace’s track and field career at Yale will take place on the most competitive stage possible: the NCAA Championships. By virtue of her first-place finish in the 800-meter run at the NCAA First Round on May 27, she advanced to compete in the national semi-finals in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 8. The top eight athletes in those races will move on to race for the championship on June 10.

Jeff Perrella Named Academic All-District Jun 2, 2011

Jeff Perrella, who finished his Yale career this past fall after advancing all the way to the NCAA Cross Country Championship, has been named first team Capital One Academic All-District 1 in men's track & field/cross country. He was one of 11 first-team selections in the university division of District 1, which includes seven U.S. states in the Northeast plus five Canadian provinces.

Dakota McCoy Named Academic All-District Jun 2, 2011

Rising junior Dakota McCoy (Wexford, Pa.), who competed for Yale at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships both indoors and outdoors this past season, has been named first team Capital One Academic All-District 1 in women's track & field/cross country. She was one of 10 first-team selections in the university division of District 1, which includes seven U.S. states in the Northeast plus five Canadian provinces.

Bulldogs Conclude NCAA First Round Competition May 28, 2011

On the final day of the eastern NCAA First Round meet, two more Bulldogs competed in their final races of the season. Sophomores Nihal Kayali and Elizabeth Marvin competed in their signature events, the 1,500-meter run and the 5,000-meter run, respectively.

Bulldogs Close Season at Regional Meet May 28, 2011

The Bulldogs ended their stint at the NCAA East Regional on Saturday with senior John Van Deventer competing in his last collegiate race in the 1,500-meter run and sophomore Mike Levine competing in the discus. Without anyone advancing to nationals, the team concluded their outdoor season with a total of four regional performances.

Grace Punches Ticket to NCAA Nationals with Style May 27, 2011

All-American senior Kate Grace qualified for the NCAA National Championship today by finishing first in her heat during the semi-finals of the 800-meter run at the First Round meet. Grace’s time of 2:03.41 is not only a school record outdoors, but it was also the fastest time of the meet by more than a second. By virtue of her place, she automatically advances to the national meet hosted by Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 8-11.

Steeplechasers Hit the Track on Second Day of NCAA Regional May 27, 2011

The Bulldogs closed out the second day of NCAA Regional competition with two performances in the quarterfinal of the 3,000-meter steeplechase by senior Matt Bogdan and junior Nathan Richards. ith neither qualifying for the national meet, Bogdan and Richards gave their last race of the season, and for Bogdan, his last race in Yale uniform.

Two Advance on First Day of NCAA Competition May 26, 2011

Three Bulldogs competed in two events on the first day of the NCAA First Round. This meet culls the fastest athletes from the east region, where they race for the chance to compete at the NCAA National Championship next month in Des Moines, Iowa. Two Yale athletes advanced to compete in further rounds of this meet later in the weekend.

Van Deventer Advances to Finals in 1,500-Meter Run May 26, 2011

Making sure that his collegiate run was not over yet, senior John Van Deventer clinched a spot in the finals of the 1,500-meter run on the first day of the NCAA East Regional. If all goes well in finals, Van Deventer could be one of 12 runners in the 1,500-meter run who advances to the national championship.

Bulldogs to Compete at NCAA Regional May 25, 2011

Four Bulldogs will vie for a chance to qualify for the national championship by competing at the NCAA East Regional this weekend. Indiana University will host the regional meet at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on May 26-28. The top 48 athletes in each event were selected to compete.

Bulldogs Start NCAA Competition Thursday May 24, 2011

Four members of the Yale women’s track and field team will take part in NCAA First Round competition, which starts Thursday in Bloomington, Ind. Events will last from May 26-28. Athletes are competing for the chance to race at the NCAA National Championship meet on June 8-11.

Kate Grace Receives Nellie Pratt Elliot Award May 22, 2011

Kate Grace, a six-time Heptagonal champion in the 800-meter run, is the recipient of the 2011 Nellie Pratt Elliot Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior female at Yale. The award was presented at the Class Day exercises on May 22.

Four Bulldogs Qualify for NCAA Regional May 20, 2011

Four Bulldogs will compete at the NCAA East Regional based on their top-48 performances in the region this season. The regional meet will be hosted by Indiana University on May 26-28 in Bloomington, Ind.

Four Bulldogs to Compete at NCAA First Rounds May 19, 2011

The competitors for the NCAA First Rounds were announced today, and four Bulldogs were named to the list for the East Preliminary. They will compete in three events at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., from May 26-28. The top 48 athletes from the East region were chosen to compete in each track event.

Levine Earns All-East Honors May 17, 2011

Sophomore Mike Levine earned All-East honors after his performance at the IC4A Championships at Princeton last weekend. The top eight finishers in each event were selected to the All-East team.

Four Bulldogs Named to the All-East Team May 16, 2011

After their top-eight performances at the ECAC Outdoor Championship this weekend, four Yale Bulldogs were selected as members of the All-East Team. Freshman Melissa Chapman, All-American senior Kate Grace, sophomore Nihal Kayali and sophomore Elizabeth Marvin were named All-East.

Three More Score at ECACs May 15, 2011

Three more Bulldogs scored on the final day of the ECAC Outdoor Championship to give Yale 23 points total. The team tied with Princeton and the University of Maryland for 12th place. All-American senior Kate Grace and sophomore Nihal Kayali finished first and second, respectively, in the 1,500-meter run. Both lowered their personal bests as the number one and two athletes on the school record list. Freshman Melissa Chapman was seventh in the 3,000-meter run.

Levine Places Third in Discus at IC4As May 14, 2011

Sophomore Mike Levine came through again for the Bulldogs on the second day of IC4A Championships with his third-place finish in the discus. The Bulldogs also had several individual and relay performances to close out their stint at IC4As.

Two Advance to ECAC Finals May 14, 2011

On the second day of competition at the ECAC Outdoor Championship, two Bulldogs have qualified to advance to the finals. In all, six athletes competed in three individual events and one relay. Yale concluded the day with 3 points for 28th place.

Bulldogs Finish Day One at IC4As May 13, 2011

The Bulldogs opened the IC4A Championships with performances in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by junior Nathan Richards and senior Matt Bogdan. The IC4As, held at Princeton’s Weaver Track and Field Stadium, features athletes from the region who have met the outdoor qualifying standards.

Marvin Scores on Day 1 of ECACs May 13, 2011

Two Bulldogs raced on the first day of the ECAC Outdoor Championship today. Sophomore Elizabeth Marvin and junior Jennifer Downing competed in the 5,000-meter run, and both delivered season-bests.

ECAC Championships Ahead May 12, 2011

The Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) will host its annual outdoor Championship this weekend, May 13-15, for athletes who have qualified. Several Bulldogs will travel to Princeton, N.J., to compete.

Bulldogs Seek Performances at IC4As May 12, 2011

Although the Ivy League Heptagonals Championships may have been the biggest team meet of the year, many Bulldogs will have the opportunity to try for even better performances without the pressure of Heptagonals at the IC4A Championships on May 13-15. The meet, hosted by Princeton, will feature athletes from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions who have met the IC4A qualifying standards. Seven individuals and all three relay teams will compete for the Bulldogs.

Kelly Elected 2011-2012 Captain May 11, 2011

At the annual team banquet, held this year on Tuesday, May 10, the Bulldogs elected their captain for the coming season. Junior Gabriella Kelly was chosen to lead the team next year and several other athletes received awards.

Bieszard Elected 2011-12 Captain May 11, 2011

The Bulldogs held their annual banquet on Tuesday to reflect on the season and recognize senior captain Marty Evans and senior John Van Deventer, who made special contributions to the team. By a team vote, junior Matthew Bieszard was also announced as team captain for the 2011-12 season.

Two Bulldogs Named to All-Ivy Team May 10, 2011

After last weekend’s Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, two Bulldogs have been selected to the All-Ivy team. All-American senior Kate Grace was named first team All-Ivy after her wins in the 800-meter run and the 1,500-meter run. Sophomore Nihal Kayali was named second team All-Ivy based on her second-place finish in the 3,000-meter run. The first and second finishers in each event were selected for the team.

Levine Earns First Team All-Ivy Honors May 9, 2011

Sophomore Mike Levine earned first team All-Ivy Honors after his winning performance in the discus at the Ivy League Heptagonals Championships last weekend, hosted by Yale. All-Ivy selections are based on performances from Heptagonals, with the event winners earning first team honors and runners up earning second team honors.

Grace Wins Two on Second Day of Heps May 8, 2011

The Bulldogs finished up their final day of competition at the 2011 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships with 46 points. All-American senior Kate Grace was the top team performer with two wins on the day, as well as one school record. She was chosen as one of the meet’s Most Outstanding Performers. Five other individuals, as well as two relay teams, scored for the Bulldogs.

Levine Takes Title in Discus at Heptagonals May 8, 2011

Day two of Ivy League Heptagonals Championships did not disappoint as the Bulldogs brought out their best performances, highlighted by sophomore Mike Levine’s win in the discus. Four other individuals, as well as all three relay teams, scored. The Bulldogs placed fifth with 44 points. Princeton won the meet with 197 points, breaking Cornell’s eight-year long streak.

Levine Scores for Bulldogs; Two Qualify on Heptagonals Day One May 7, 2011

The name of the game was to qualify as the Bulldogs competed to make it to finals on the first day of the 76th Ivy League Heptagonals Championships. Lightning delays at the Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track cost over a two-hour delay, which had athletes warming up multiple times for postponed events. After day one, Princeton was the leader with 68 points.

Several Bulldogs Advance to Finals May 7, 2011

The Yale Bulldogs took to the track and field today during the first session of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship. The day was filled with preliminary heats, to allow athletes to qualify for tomorrow’s finals. Five Bulldogs advanced in their events on the track, with several just missing.

Ivy League Will Descend on New Haven This Weekend May 5, 2011

This weekend, the Bulldogs will host the rest of the Ancient Eight at Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track for the Ivy League Heptagonal Track and Field Championships. Heps will be the final meet for many Bulldogs, as only those that qualify for ECACs or NCAA Nationals can advance. This meet is also the most competitively charged all season, as the Ivy League rivalry is played out on the field and track.

Yale to Host Ivy League Heptagonals May 5, 2011

Amidst finals and end-of-the-year events, the Bulldogs will buckle down this weekend for the annual Ivy League Heptagonals Championships. Yale will host the much-anticipated meet at Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track from May 7-8. The conference championship will feature all eight Ivy League schools in its 76th year of competition.

Many Season-Bests at Springtime Invitational May 1, 2011

Spring was in the air at Cuyler Field and Dwyer Track as the Bulldogs hosted their last meet of the regular season. Championships begin next weekend when Yale hosts the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship (Heps). Many Bulldogs posted eleventh-hour times and distances to improve their season bests before the competition heats up.

Evans Breaks School Record in 100-Meter Dash May 1, 2011

Spring weather finally arrived in time for the Bulldogs’ Springtime Invitational at Dewitt-Cuyler Track and Field Complex on Sunday. As the last meet for those not competing in post-season, many athletes peaked with their best performances, ending the season on a strong note. Those competing in post-season also had another chance to test their legs on the track that will serve as the site of Ivy League Heptagonals.

4x800-Meter Relay Team Runs Fastest Time Since 1986 Apr 30, 2011

On the final day of competition at the 117th Penn Relays, four Bulldogs competed in the 4x800-meter relay. The team combined for the fastest time that a Yale foursome has raced in 25 years; their blistering mark of 8:45.38 was good for eighth of the 14 teams competing in the Championship of America heat. 26 other teams competed in the college heats.

4x800-Meter Relay Team Competes at Penn Relays Apr 30, 2011

The Bulldogs competed in their final relay at the world-renowned Penn Relays on Saturday. After dominating the open class division of the distance medley relay on Friday with the fifth-fastest time for Yale outdoor, the distance runners came back to race the college division of the 4x800-meter relay.

Distance Medley Relay Takes Win at Penn Relays Apr 29, 2011

The Bulldogs opened the historic Penn Relays with season best performances in the relays and throws. The 117th Penn Relays, which is the oldest and longest running track and field event in the U.S., is one of the Bulldogs’ season highlights as they compete amongst some of the best athletes in the nation at UPenn’s Franklin Field.

School Record Shattered at Penn Relays Apr 28, 2011

Though the weather had other things in mind, the 117th running of the Penn Relays went smoothly for the Bulldogs on Thursday. A 90-minute rain delay pushed all of the afternoon’s races back, meaning that the day’s events continued well into the night. Despite the set-back, the distance medley relay team was able to blast the school record by 18 seconds and several athletes ran season-best times.

Bulldogs to Compete in World-Renowned Penn Relays Apr 27, 2011

As post-season nears, the Bulldogs will have one last week to compete before gearing up for Heptagonals Championships. The team has two meets this weekend, first traveling to Philadelphia with a select group competing in the Penn Relays, one of the world’s most renowned track and field events. The rest of the team will compete in the Springtime Invitational at home on Sunday.

Storied Penn Relays This Weekend Apr 26, 2011

The Yale Bulldogs will compete in a duet of competitions this weekend. The first is the annual Penn Relays held from Thursday to Saturday, one of the most famous meets in the world. On Sunday, athletes who do not compete in Philadelphia will host the Yale Springtime Invitational at Cuyler Field and Dwyer Track.

Dakota McCoy Wins Goldwater Scholarship Apr 26, 2011

Last month, sophomore Dakota McCoy was selected as one of 275 recipients of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, which recognizes undergraduate excellence in science, mathematics and engineering. Each scholar is awarded up to $7,500 annually to be applied towards tuition, room and board, fees and books. Sophomore recipients receive two years of funding while junior recipients receive one.

Bulldogs Close Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 24, 2011

After a Friday night of impressive performances from the distance squad, the Bulldogs came back with high expectations for day two of Princeton’s Larry Ellis Invitational. Although most of the team did not compete, the group who did brought in several top spots and PRs in one of the largest meets of the season so far.

Distance Runners Perform at Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 23, 2011

The distance runners stole the show on Friday night with a streak of school records and personal bests at the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton. With more than 35 teams competing, the meet’s Friday Night Races gave the Bulldogs a chance to compete in a selective field of distance runners who had met the meet standards. The team landed a sweep of personal and season bests in every race they entered in.

Several Top Times in Distance Races on Friday Night Apr 23, 2011

A handful of Yale distance runners competed in Friday night’s edition of the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton. The Friday Night Races field a more selective crop of racers who need to achieve meet standards before entering. Even so, the Bulldogs were able to win several heats and place competitively in the enormous meet.

Many Season-Bests at the Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 23, 2011

The Bulldogs finished up their second day of competition at Princeton’s Larry Ellis Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Though rain and the size of the meet lead to many scratches, several athletes were able to run season-best times, continuing the pattern of yesterday’s performances in the Friday Night Races.

Yale One of 35 Teams to Compete in Larry Ellis Invitational Apr 21, 2011

This Friday and Saturday, the Bulldogs will compete in the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton University. 35 teams will descend on Weaver Stadium to contest a series of Friday night distance races as well as a full complement of field and track events on Saturday. A smaller contingent of Bulldogs will compete mostly in track events this weekend.

Bulldogs Gear Up for Competitive Weekend Apr 21, 2011

The Bulldogs have a busy weekend ahead of them in one of the first large meets of the outdoor season at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton, with more than 35 teams competing. In addition to Princeton, the Bulldogs will have the chance to compete against most of the other Ivy League schools, including Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard and Penn. The two-day invitational also features the Friday Night Races, reserved for distance runners who have met the meet standards. This will be the team’s second time at the Tigers’ Weaver Stadium, which will be the site of outdoor IC4A Championships in post-season.

Yale Takes on Harvard, Stormy Weather Apr 16, 2011

Though the sun refused to come out on Saturday, the Bulldogs didn’t hold anything back from their annual contest against Harvard. The much smaller Yale squad ultimately finished behind its rival’s 113 points, but won five events on the day.

Bad Weather Not Enough to Dissuade Bulldogs Apr 16, 2011

At Saturday’s Harvard-Yale meet, the Bulldogs had to dig deep as conditions dipped to the 40s and up to 35 mph winds at DeWitt-Cuyler Track. Both teams had an extra incentive, as the top two finishers in each event will travel to England in the summer to compete in the biannual Harvard-Yale-Oxford-Cambridge meet. Despite the Harvard win, the Bulldogs proved their mental toughness with six wins and many other top spots, totaling a score of 57 points.

Bulldogs Look for Ninth Consecutive Win at Harvard-Yale Apr 14, 2011

One of the most anticipated events of the outdoor season will grace Dewitt-Cuyler track this Saturday at the annual Harvard-Yale dual meet. With eight consecutive victories since 2003, the Bulldogs are looking for their ninth win in a tradition that has been going on since 1891.

Bulldogs Host Harvard in Annual Grudge Match Apr 13, 2011

This weekend, the Yale Bulldogs will descend on the Dewitt-Cuyler Track, their home turf, as they play host to the Harvard Crimson. The team looks forward to this meet not only as a chance to show up its rival, but also as an opportunity to vie for spots in the bi-annual Harvard-Yale vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet this summer.

Yale Competes Against Penn and Princeton Apr 9, 2011

The Bulldogs wrapped up their first tri-meet of the outdoor season today against Penn and Princeton. While Princeton ran away with 106 points and the title, Yale finished the day with 28 points to place third.

Bulldogs Look Solid at UConn Invite Apr 9, 2011

The Bulldogs brought a smaller contingency to the UConn Husky Invitational on Saturday, but ended the day with numerous personal bests across the board. The strong performances throughout the day bode a positive outlook going into the highly anticipated Harvard-Yale meet next weekend.

Bulldogs Head to UConn for Husky Invitational Apr 7, 2011

Nearing the halfway point of the season, the Bulldogs will compete at the nearby UConn Husky Invitational this weekend before hosting the annual Harvard-Yale meet on April 16. After several impressive performances at Princeton last weekend, the Bulldogs are buckling down for the latter part of outdoor season.

Ivy Matchup This Weekend Apr 6, 2011

On Saturday, the Bulldogs will travel down to Philadelphia to take on Princeton and host school Penn in the annual tri-meet. This is the same track that several Bulldogs will compete on at the Penn Relays later this month. Yale has won two of the past seven meetings between the three schools, most recently in 2006. The small size of the meet will allow Yale to show off its depth.

Bulldogs Finish Strong on Day Two of Sam Howell Invitational Apr 2, 2011

The Bulldogs continued their impressive run on the second day of the Sam Howell Invitational, including a win in the 200-meter dash by senior captain Marty Evans and a second-place finish in the 4x100-meter relay. After fighting through the winter-like weather on Friday night, the sun on Saturday was a welcome change for competition, especially against other Ivy League schools for the first time in outdoor season.

Bulldogs Battle Weather at Princeton Apr 2, 2011

The distance runners braved the cold and rain in the Friday Night Races at the Sam Howell Invitational, hosted by Princeton. Only those who had met the meet standards had the privilege to compete in the races.

Strong Showing on Second Day of Sam Howell Invite Apr 2, 2011

As the Sam Howell Invitational drew to a close on Saturday afternoon, the Bulldogs showed no sign of slowing down from their dominant pace of the day before. Most impressive was sophomore Nihal Kayali’s second win of the competition in the 3,000-meter run. The weather improved significantly over last night’s rain, and the Bulldogs took full advantage.

Two Wins on First Day of Sam Howell Invitational Apr 1, 2011

On the first day of the Sam Howell Invitational, the Yale Bulldogs posted impressive performances, with two wins on the day. All four athletes competing in track events placed within the top three overall, and two Bulldog throwers advanced to the final in their event.

Bulldogs Continue Outdoor Season at Princeton Mar 31, 2011

After a strong season opener at the Tribe Invitational two weeks ago, the Bulldogs will travel to Princeton for the two-day Sam Howell Invitational this weekend. Friday’s portion of the meet will also host the Friday Night Races, featuring distance runners who have met the meet standards to compete. The track at Weaver Stadium will also be the site of IC4A Championships on May 13-15. While rain and snow showers are on the weather forecast for Friday, the Bulldogs are ready to take on the adverse weather.

Bulldogs Head to Princeton Mar 30, 2011

This Saturday, the Bulldogs will travel to Princeton, N.J., to compete at the annual Sam Howell Invitational. Several athletes will try their hands at slightly different distances than they are used to, which will give the team a chance to see where its strengths lie. Competitive distance races will take place on Friday night with field events and other races on Saturday.

Bulldogs Start Off Outdoor Season Strong at William and Mary Mar 20, 2011

The Bulldogs had an impressive start to the outdoor season at the William and Mary Tribe Invitational last Saturday, notching three individual wins and winning both relays. The unscored meet was the first competition for the Bulldogs after spring break training.

Strong Start to Outdoor Season Mar 19, 2011

The Bulldogs competed in their first meet of the outdoor track season today. Yale showed off its spring training thus far with many top-five performances on the day. Though the meet was unscored, the team performed well as a whole.

Spring Will See the Bulldogs on the Outdoor Track Mar 16, 2011

After an indoor track season that gave the Yale record books 17 new top-10 times and distances, the Bulldogs will head to an outdoor track for the first time this year. They will compete at the William and Mary Tribe Invitational this weekend, held in Williamsburg, Va.

Bulldogs Open Outdoor Season Mar 16, 2011

After spring break training in Virginia, the Bulldogs will launch the outdoor season at the William and Mary Tribe Invitational on Saturday. With a fourth-place finish at outdoor Heptagonals last year, the team looks ready to climb higher in the conference with solid performances from the indoor season.

A Third All-American Honor for Kate Grace Mar 15, 2011

Senior Kate Grace was honored for her performance at the NCAA Divison I Championship last weekend with second-team All-American accolades. She placed 13th overall in the one mile run with a time of 4:43.07. Grace has previously earned All-American honors twice in the 800-meter run, once indoors and once outdoors. Last weekend was her fifth appearance at an NCAA Championship in seven collegiate track seasons.

Grace 13th at NCAA Division I Championship Mar 11, 2011

The indoor track and field season finally drew to a close today for All-American senior Kate Grace, who placed 13th in the country in the one mile run at the NCAA Division I Championship. For more than four months, she has trained indoors, and will now set her sights on the outdoor track this spring

Kate Grace Heads to NCAA Nationals Mar 8, 2011

This weekend, All-American senior Kate Grace will travel to College Station, Texas, to race in the NCAA Division I Championship, hosted by Texas A&M University. She will compete against 15 other athletes for a national title in the one mile run. Grace qualified for the meet in both the one mile run and the 800-meter run but will only contest the mile. The meet will conclude her final indoor track season as a Yale Bulldog.

Distance Medley Relay Earns All-East Honors Mar 8, 2011

The four members of the Bulldogs’ distance medley relay team earned All-East honors for their performance at indoor IC4A Championships at Boston last weekend. The award is given to athletes who finish in the top eight of their event.

Eight Bulldogs Awarded All-East Indoor Track Honors Mar 8, 2011

After the Yale Bulldogs combined for 25 points this weekend at the ECAC Championship, the most they’ve scored since 2006, eight athletes were named to the All-East team. One title, one third-place relay, two fifth-place finishes, and one eight-place finish propelled the team to a tie with Princeton for ninth. 50 teams scored at the meet, with over 60 squads competing.

Yale Ninth at ECAC Championship, Eight Athletes Score Mar 6, 2011

The Bulldogs combined for 25 points this weekend at the ECAC Championship to tie for ninth place with Princeton. Each individual athlete as well as the distance medley relay team scored in their respective events. Overall, more than 60 teams competed for ECAC glory this weekend. Despite finishing eighth at Ivy League Championships just last weekend, the Bulldogs redeemed themselves by besting Brown, Penn and Dartmouth with five outstanding performances. Connecticut won the meet with 96.50 points, while Cornell took second with 52 points.

Distance Medley Relay Scores at IC4As Mar 6, 2011

The Bulldogs ended their indoor season with solid performances on the second day of IC4A Championships. The distance medley relay team scored for the Bulldogs with a sixth-place finish, while senior captain Marty Evans put on another strong race in the 200-meter dash.

Evans, DMR Qualify for Finals at IC4As Mar 5, 2011

The Bulldogs finished the first day of indoor IC4A Championships at Boston University, qualifying one individual and one relay team for Sunday’s competition. Several athletes set personal bests and new school records at the final indoor meet of the year.

All Four Bulldogs Advance at ECAC Championship Mar 5, 2011

The Yale Bulldogs found much success in their preliminary heats today at the ECAC Championships. All four athletes competing in individual events advanced to tomorrow’s finals. The distance medley relay team will also compete on the second day of the ECAC Championship.

ECAC Championship Ahead This Weekend Mar 3, 2011

This weekend, the Bulldogs will head to Boston to compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship. Seven athletes have qualified in individual events and three relay teams have bested the qualifying mark this season. The ECAC Championship is the last meet before the NCAA Division I Championship on Mar. 11-12.

Bulldogs to Compete at IC4As Mar 3, 2011

The indoor season has ended for most Bulldogs, but a select group will have the chance to compete at the IC4A Championships this weekend, hosted by Boston University. The meet will feature Division I athletes from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions who have met the IC4A qualifying standards during the season.

Kate Grace Named First-Team All-Ivy Mar 1, 2011

Senior All-American Kate Grace earned first-team All-Ivy accolades this weekend after winning the 800-meter run at the 2011 Ivy League Championships. This is the third straight year that she has received this honor, after winning the event in both 2009 and 2010. Including the outdoor 800-meter run, Grace now has five consecutive Ivy titles.

Four Bulldogs Named to All-Ivy Team Feb 28, 2011

The men’s distance medley relay team of senior John Deventer, junior Julian Sheinbaum, sophomore Christopher Ramsey and freshman James Shirvell earned second team All-Ivy honors for their second-place finish at indoor Heptagonals Championships last weekend. Shirvell also received second team All-Ivy honors for his runner-up finish in the 1,000-meter run. All-Ivy selections were announced on Monday.

Kate Grace Wins Third Consecutive Ivy 800-Meter Run Title Feb 27, 2011

On the second and last day of competition at the Indoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championship, the Yale Bulldogs began their post-season with several season-best times and distances. The team’s top performance from the day came from All-American senior Kate Grace, who won the 800-meter run and anchored the 4x800 meter relay to a third-place finish. Overall, the team scored 24 points to finish in eighth.

Distance Medley Relay Takes Second on Heps Day Two Feb 27, 2011

The Bulldogs capped off their indoor season with some of the best performances of the year on the second day of Heptagonals Championships, making season bests in seven out of the eight events they competed in on Sunday. The team placed eighth with 25 points.

Strong Preliminaries Performances During Heps Day One Feb 26, 2011

The Yale Bulldogs descended on the Armory in New York City today for Day One of Ivy League Championships. Most of the competitions were preliminary heats to determine final competitors in tomorrow’s races, but the Bulldogs displayed their competitive edge.

Bulldogs Qualify Three on Day One of Heptagonals Feb 26, 2011

The Bulldogs finished out the first day of indoor Heptagonals Championships at the Armory Track with three qualifiers for Sunday’s portion of the meet. The Heptagonals, arguably the most anticipated meet of the year, pits all eight Ivy League schools against each other at the end of the season.

Bulldogs Head to Heptagonals This Weekend Feb 24, 2011

After two weeks without competition, the Bulldogs are eager to compete this weekend at the indoor Ivy League Heptagonals Championships, held at the Armory in New York, N.Y. The meet not only kicks off post-season, but also allows the league’s best athletes to compete against each other. Although few in the number of athletes, the Bulldogs enter the meet with many top performances from their last competition at Harvard-Yale-Princeton.

Ivy League Championships Ahead for Bulldogs Feb 24, 2011

The women’s track and field team will travel to the Armory in New York City this weekend to toe the line with the rest of the Ancient Eight for Heptagonal Championships. Heps represents the culmination of the season for athletes who do not move on to ECAC Championships next weekend.

Bulldogs Earn All-Academic Status for 2010 Season Feb 17, 2011

The Bulldogs earned 2010 Division I All-Academic Status from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, announced on Thursday. They are the only team in the country to have earned the award for the 17th consecutive year.

Perrella Earns USTFCCCA All-Academic Status Feb 15, 2011

Senior Jeff Perrella earned Division I All-Academic Cross Country status by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), announced last Monday. A total of 56 runners from 42 schools received All-Academic honors for the 2010 cross country season.

Harvard-Yale-Princeton Brings Out Competition, PRs Feb 12, 2011

The seniors’ last meet at Coxe Cage was a memorable one as the Bulldogs posted up one PR after another while fighting for places at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet on Saturday. The team placed third with 19 points. Although the Bulldogs did not win the meet, senior captain Marty Evans said they had many runners “leave it all on the track.”

Bulldogs Host Harvard and Princeton Feb 12, 2011

In the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet on Saturday, many outstanding performances by the middle distance and distance athletes buoyed the Bulldogs. Although the team placed third overall, several runners brought home records over the course of the day.

Harvard-Yale-Princeton Brings Ivy Competition Home Feb 10, 2011

Ivy League rivalry will come face to face at Coxe Cage on Saturday with the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet. The Bulldogs will look for redemption this year as last season was the first time they lost against the Crimson in several years. David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the Bulldogs are looking healthy as ever and will use this meet to prepare for Heptagonals Championships, which takes place in two and a half weeks.

Annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton Meet This Weekend Feb 9, 2011

Coxe Cage, already the site of much Bulldogs track and field competition this winter, will be lit up once again on Saturday with Yale Blue, Harvard Crimson and Princeton Orange. This ancient rivalry will be contested a mere two weeks in advance of Ivy League Championships on Feb. 26-27.

Bulldogs Shine on Day Two of Giegengack Invitational Feb 6, 2011

The Bulldogs took charge on the second day of Giegengack Invitational, the distance runners winning two events and running PRs across the board. As the second-to-last meet in the regular season, the home meet brought out some of the Bulldogs’ best performances this year, showing their readiness for post-season.

Bulldogs Conclude Giegengack Invitational Feb 5, 2011

Day two of the 7th Annual Giegengack Invitational drew to a close Saturday evening with several Bulldogs on the ECAC qualifying list. Several top five finishes, along with two wins, propelled Yale in the unscored meet.

Bulldogs Open Giegengack Invitational Feb 4, 2011

The Bulldogs kicked off the seventh annual Giegengack Invitational on Friday with schools from around the region competing. The notched several top spots in the field events, 200-meter dash and 5,000-meter run, ending with a second-place finish in the distance medley relay.

Day One of Giegengack Invitational Draws to a Close Feb 4, 2011

During the first day of the Giegengack Invitational, the Bulldogs had a great showing. The weight throw, long and high jumps, distance medley relay, 200-meter dash, and 5,000-meter run were contested at Coxe Cage.

Bulldogs to Host Giegengack Invitational Feb 3, 2011

This weekend, Coxe Cage will see more Yale track and field action. About two dozen teams will descend upon New Haven for the annual two-day Giegengack Invitational. This meet marks the end of the regular season for the Bulldogs, with the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton grudge match on tap for next weekend, and the championship season beginning on Feb. 26-27 with Ivy League Championships.

Bulldogs Host Annual Giegengack Invitational Feb 3, 2011

Coxe Cage will be abuzz this weekend as the Bulldogs host the seventh annual Giegengack Invitational. Named after the legendary Yale coach Bob Giegengack, the meet will feature more than 16 schools from the region. With the high level of competition, the Bulldogs will also use the meet to gear up for Harvard-Princeton and Heptagonals.

Yale Shows Depth at Boston Indoor Classic Jan 29, 2011

On Friday night, the Yale women’s track and field team traveled to Boston to compete in its largest scored meet yet this season. The middle distance squad headlined the day, with several impressive performances against competitive teams. Overall, the Bulldogs combined for 53 points, which won them eighth place out of 17 teams.

Bulldogs’ Best at Boston Jan 29, 2011

The Bulldogs came away with several PRs in their first major competition of the season at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. Although only a select group of athletes competed on Saturday, it was quality over quantity when it came to their performances. David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said he was pleased with the day’s results.

Bulldogs Gear Up for Terrier Invitational Jan 27, 2011

The Bulldogs will head to Boston this weekend for the biggest meet of the season so far at the Boston University Terrier Invitational. Each year, the meet draws a huge field of schools from the Northeast region. The university’s fine track surface also gives the chance to post some fast times at this point in the season. David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the team would aim to do exactly that.

Bulldogs Head to Beantown Jan 26, 2011

This Saturday, the Yale Bulldogs will suit up for the Boston Indoor Games, hosted by Northeastern University. After several strong performances lifted the Bulldogs to second place between Columbia and Dartmouth last weekend, the team will look to kindle its competitive spirit among non-Ivy opposition. Brown will be the only other member of the Ancient Eight present.

Bulldogs Take Second at Dartmouth-Columbia Jan 23, 2011

The Bulldogs placed second in the annual tri-meet with Dartmouth and Columbia on Saturday. Although the Bulldogs had no one competing in several events, they were able make a close run with the meet winner Dartmouth. The Bulldogs scored a total of 53 points.

Bulldogs Best Dartmouth, Fall Narrowly to Columbia Jan 23, 2011

Yale’s first scored, away meet of the season saw them defeat Dartmouth handily, but finish just behind Columbia by a mere 12 points. On the day, the Bulldogs scored 65 points to Dartmouth’s 38, while Columbia garnered 77 points in this annual tri-meet. Several Bulldogs placed first in their events to drive the team to its second place score.

Evans Named Athlete of the Week by Hepstrack.com Jan 23, 2011

Senior captain Marty Evans was named male athlete of the week by Hepstrack.com on Sunday. Evans won the 200-meter dash at Saturday’s tri-meet with Dartmouth and Columbia with a blazing time of 21.87, the fastest time in the Ivy League and no. 2 Yale all-time indoor. He also ran a 49.49 in the 400-meter dash, also among top five in the league.

Grace Repeats as Hepstrack.com Female Athlete of the Week Jan 23, 2011

Senior Kate Grace was again selected as the Female Athlete of the Week by Hepstrack.com. At Saturday's tri-meet against Columbia and Dartmouth, Grace won both the 800-meter run and the mile run. She helped lead her team to second place overall. An All-American in the 800-meter run outdoors, Grace is the current school record holder in the 800-meter run indoors, and is also on the all-time top ten list for the 1,000-meter run.

Bulldogs Face Off Against Ivy Schools Jan 20, 2011

The Bulldogs will go head-to-head with Columbia and Dartmouth at the NYC Armory in New York, N.Y. this Saturday. Last year was the only time in six years that the Bulldogs did not win the meet, and they will seek to reclaim the title this year. While some events are lacking athletes from the team, David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the Bulldogs’ strength comes from their ability to place in the top spots in events.

First Taste of Ivy League Competition on the Track Jan 20, 2011

This Saturday will be the Bulldogs’ first away meet of the season, after hosting two meets at Coxe Cage. Yale will head to the Armory in New York City to compete against Columbia and Dartmouth. It will also be the first scored meet for the Bulldogs, giving them a chance to see how they are coming together as a team.

Yale Heads Back to the Track Jan 15, 2011

The Yale men’s track and field team returned to the track today after a six-week winter break. Today’s meet was the second in a row that the Bulldogs have hosted at Coxe Cage so far this season. Despite the long hiatus, many freshmen had great achievements in their second meets as college athletes.

Bulldogs Host Again, Get Back to the Track Jan 15, 2011

The Yale women’s track and field team hosted their second meet of the season today at Coxe Cage. Strong performances from the jumps, hurdles and relay contingents powered the Bulldogs throughout the day.

Bulldogs Ready to Get Back on Track Jan 13, 2011

After a six-week winter recess, many Bulldogs are itching to get back on the track at Saturday’s College Invitational, held at Coxe Cage. Teams who have previously participated in the meet include Albany, Fordham, Seton Hall, Southern Conn. State and men’s powerhouse UConn. As the Bulldogs’ first competition of the year, the unscored meet will give them a chance to gauge where they are in the season.

Bulldogs Will Host College Invitational This Saturday Jan 12, 2011

After a long winter break, and an even longer break from competition, the Yale women’s track and field team will host nearly two dozen schools in the College Invitational on Saturday. The Bulldogs last competed on Dec. 4, when they hosted the Lidlifter Invitational, also at Coxe Cage.

Anne Lovelace Elected Captain for 2011 Season Dec 8, 2010

The women’s cross country team held its annual season-end banquet on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Junior Anne Lovelace was elected captain for next year and sophomore Elizabeth Marvin was awarded the women’s cross country award.

Richards Selected as Captain for 2011 Season Dec 8, 2010

Junior Nathan Richards was elected by his teammates as captain for next year at the Bulldogs’ annual cross country banquet on Monday. Senior Jeff Perrella also received the Mike Stanley-John Cleary Class of 1954 Men's Cross Country Award for the second year in a row.

10 Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors Dec 7, 2010

Ten Yale student-athletes have earned Fall Academic All-Ivy honors. Football players Patrick Witt and Jesse Reising, Jeff Perrella from the cross country team, soccer player Eric Meyer and lightweight rower William Zeng were honored on the men’s side. The women selected were soccer players Kate Macauley and Miyuki Hino, field hockey player Dinah Landshut, volleyball player Taylor Cramm and rower Stephanie Madner.

Kate Grace Named Female Athlete of the Week by Hepstrack.com Dec 5, 2010

Senior Kate Grace was named Hepstrack.com’s female athlete of the week after shattering the fields in both the 800-meter run and the 1,000-meter run on Saturday at the Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage. This is the first season that Hepstrack.com has selected athletes for the honor, making Grace an inaugural honoree, along with Brynn Smith of Brown University, with whom she shares the award.

Bulldogs Launch into Season with Lidlifter Invitational Dec 4, 2010

The Bulldogs opened the track and field season on Saturday with the Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage. Although the meet was not scored, the Bulldogs had a chance to get back in the competitive mode after months of fall training. Several freshmen also put on impressive performances in their first collegiate meet.

Yale Kicks Off the Indoor Season at Home Dec 4, 2010

Coxe Cage was abuzz with Bulldogs track and field competition for the first time since February as Yale hosted the annual Lidlifter Invitational meet to begin the 2010-2011 track season. Though the meet was unscored, several Bulldogs had excellent showings in their first meet of the year.

Bulldogs Host Lidlifter Invitational on Saturday Dec 2, 2010

The Bulldogs will kick off the 2010-11 season at home with the Lidlifter Invitational this Saturday. Various teams from the area, including Manhattan College, Marist, Southern Connecticut, St. Peter’s College and the University of New Haven will compete at Coxe Cage this weekend. David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young ’68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the main focus of the meet is to see the Bulldogs compete since training began in September.

Bulldogs Bring in Quality over Quantity for 2010-11 Season Dec 2, 2010

The Bulldogs are ready to kick off another season under the direction of David Shoehalter, the newly installed Mark T. Young ’68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field. Although the team doesn’t have the numbers it did last year, Shoehalter said the Bulldogs still bring in a talented group of athletes that expect to top their fourth-place finish at outdoor Heptagonals last year. The first meet of the indoor season will be the Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage on Dec. 4.

David Shoehalter Begins Role as Yale’s Mark T. Young ‘68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Dec 1, 2010

With the start of the track and field season this coming Saturday, David Shoehalter officially takes over the Bulldogs’ program as the Mark T. Young ’68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field. Shoehalter, who has helped build the program in his 16 seasons as a coach at Yale, succeeds legendary Yale coach Mark Young ’68 in the director’s position. In addition to Shoehalter’s promotion, the Bulldogs also promoted assistant coach Marc Davis to head coach of the men’s track and field team.

Women’s Track & Field Anticipates 2010-11 Season Dec 1, 2010

The track and field season will begin on Dec. 4 when the Bulldogs host the annual Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage. Although the Bulldogs lost only eight team members to graduation last year, the distance team had the most of these seniors. However, after the members of the cross country team take a well-deserved break after their season, the entire team, including distance runners, will look to find success on and around the track.

Yale Will Host First Meet of the Indoor Track Season Dec 1, 2010

The indoor track season will get underway this Saturday when Yale hosts the Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage. Distance runners will take a break after their cross country season, while Bulldog sprinters, jumpers, hurdlers, and throwers compete for the first time in many months.

Perrella Competes at NCAA National Championships Nov 22, 2010

Senior Jeff Perrella finished out his collegiate career by competing at the NCAA National Championships, hosted by Indiana State University, on Monday. Perrella’s performance was a huge feat for Yale as only the fifth Bulldog to qualify for the national meet since 1991.

Perrella to Compete at NCAA Nationals in Last Race of Collegiate Career Nov 19, 2010

Senior Jeff Perrella will run his final race in Yale uniform at the NCAA National Championships next Monday in Terre Haute, Ind. Perrella placed eighth at the NCAA Northeast Regional last Saturday to notch an automatic qualifying spot for the national meet, which will feature more than 31 teams and 255 runners.

Perrella Earns All-Region Honors Nov 16, 2010

After just being shy of receiving All-Region honors last season, senior Jeff Perrella came back this year to earn the honor with an eighth place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional last Saturday.

Yale Places 11th at NCAA Northeast Regional Nov 13, 2010

The women’s cross country team placed a solid 11th out of 35 teams at the NCAA Northeast Regional meet this Saturday at Hammonasset State Park. The team was lead once again by sophomore Elizabeth Marvin, who placed 33rd among 247 runners, with freshman Sarah Barry turning in her biggest race of the season , placing second on the team and 56th overall.

Perrella Qualifies for NCAA Nationals Nov 13, 2010

Senior Jeff Perrella became the first Bulldog in six years to qualify for the NCAA National Championships at the regional meet on Saturday. Yale co-hosted the meet with Fairfield on a new course at Hammonassett State Park with more than 38 teams competing. The Bulldogs finished eleventh overall with 304 points.

Yale to Host NCAA Regional on Saturday Nov 9, 2010

The Bulldogs have a big weekend ahead as they host the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships in Madison, Conn., on Nov. 13. More than 38 teams will vie for a spot to compete at the NCAA National Championships on Nov. 22. The Bulldogs, who have been ranked in the top 10 all season in the regional polls, will also get a chance to end the season on a strong note.

Bulldogs Will Co-Host and Compete in NCAA Northeast Regional Meet Nov 9, 2010

The women’s cross country team will co-host the NCAA Division I Cross Country Northeast Regional meet this Saturday, along with Fairfield University. The team will be joined by 37 other schools from New England and New York State to vie for spots in the NCAA Championship meet on Monday, Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Perrella Earns All-Ivy Honors Oct 31, 2010

Junior Jeff Perrella earned All-Ivy Honors at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships last Friday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. Perrella placed ninth with a PR of 24:44 on the 8K course.

Bulldogs Compete in Ivy League Championships Oct 29, 2010

The Bulldogs traveled to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. on Friday to compete against the rest of the Ivy League in the Heptagonal Championships. Yale placed eighth with 182 points. Sophomore Elizabeth Marvin was the first Bulldog to cross the line in 25th place (18:03.93) out of 93 runners.

Bulldogs Take Seventh at Heptagonals Oct 29, 2010

The Bulldogs placed seventh with 149 points at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Van Cortland Park on Friday. Although head coach Dan Ireland said the team could have put on a better race, the Bulldogs are already looking ahead to finish the rest of their season on a strong note.

Bulldogs Ready to Bring Out Best at Heptagonals Oct 27, 2010

The Bulldogs will travel to New York this Friday to compete in the 71st annual Heptagonal Championships. The conference meet, which features all eight Ivy League schools, is the highlight of the cross country season for many runners. After an off meet at Penn State National, the Bulldogs look ready to bounce back with two weeks of solid training going into this weekend.

Cross Country to Compete in Ivy League Championships Oct 27, 2010

On Friday, Oct. 29, the Bulldogs will compete in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. For many Bulldogs, this race represents the height of their season, as Ivy League rivalries often do for Yale teams.

Yale Ranked Eighth in Northeast Region Oct 19, 2010

The Yale women's cross country team has cracked the top ten of the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Northeast region rankings, jumping to eighth place as of Monday, Oct. 18. Their No. 8 spot represents the highest position held by a previously unranked team this season.

Bulldogs Consistently Rank Among Top 10 in Region Oct 19, 2010

The Bulldogs have been consistently ranked in the top 10 for the Northeast region by the U.S. Cross Country and Track & Field Cross Country Association (USTFCCA). They currently rank seventh for the week of Oct. 18.

Bulldogs Place Eighth at Penn State National Oct 16, 2010

The Bulldogs placed eighth in a competitive field of 27 teams at Penn State National on Saturday. Although their original goal was to place in the top five, their top 10 finish still puts them in a good position going into Heptagonals Championships in two weeks.

Bulldogs Place Eighth at Competitive Penn State National Oct 16, 2010

The women's cross country team finished eight out of thirty-one teams at the Penn State National meet, including No. 1 Villanova, No. 7 Syracuse, and No. 30 Penn State. Junior Jennifer Downing led the Bulldogs in 44th place overall at 21:52.

Bulldogs Face Competitive Field at Penn State National Oct 14, 2010

The Bulldogs will test themselves against some of the best teams in the nation at the competitive Penn State National meet this Saturday. As the team gears up for Heptagonals Championships, head coach Dan Ireland said the runners hope to head into post-season with a strong performance this weekend.

Intense Competition Ahead for Bulldogs Oct 13, 2010

The Yale women's cross country team will travel to University Park, Pa., this Saturday to race in the Penn State National meet, which draws competitive teams from all over the country.

Bulldogs Overcome Injury at New England Championships Oct 9, 2010

The Bulldogs brought a young team to the nationally acclaimed New England Championships on Saturday and ran a strong race, despite junior David Demres twisting his ankle during the race. The Bulldogs took 16th out of 47 teams at one of the largest collegiate cross country meets in the country with more than 300 runners competing.

Bulldogs Travel to New England Championships this Weekend Oct 9, 2010

This weekend, the Yale women's cross country team will travel to Boston to race in the New England Championships at Franklin Park. While the team's frontrunners will rest up for the Penn State National meet next weekend, this week's races will give more members a chance to compete. Junior Maddie Adams, senior Liya Assefa, freshman Millie Chapman, freshman Wendy DeWolfe, sophomore Jenny Donnelly, junior Jen Downing, sophomore Phoebe Gaston, sophomore Caitlin Hudson, junior Kristin Johnson, freshman Clare Kane, sophomore Jacque Sahlberg, and senior Celia Stockwell will all suit up for the Bulldogs.

Bulldogs Compete at 124th New England Championships Oct 7, 2010

The Bulldogs will participate at the second-oldest meet in the country at the New England Championships on Saturday. More than 52 teams from the region will compete at Franklin Park in Boston in the 124th year of the event, including fellow conference teams Brown and Dartmouth. While most of the Bulldogs will not compete this weekend to prepare for Penn State Nationals on Oct. 16, head coach Dan Ireland still expects the team to place in the top 10.

Bulldogs Place Third at Harvard-Yale-Princeton Sep 25, 2010

The Bulldogs faced a challenging meet on Saturday 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.

Bulldogs Redeem Title at Harvard-Yale Sep 24, 2010

The Bulldogs took back the trophy at their annual Harvard-Yale dual meet, defeating Harvard at home by 10 points. Battling the unusual fall humidity, they won the race according to the race plan that head coach Dan Ireland had given them.

Bulldogs Face Off Against Harvard at Annual Dual Meet Sep 23, 2010

The Bulldogs are looking to take back the title at the 97th Harvard-Yale dual meet at home on Friday. They will run the entire team at one of the most anticipated meets of the season, fueled by a long-standing rivalry in the Ivy League. Head coach Dan Ireland said the Bulldogs are looking forward to the annual event.

Bulldogs Host HYP Meet on Friday Sep 23, 2010

The Bulldogs will host fellow Ivy League schools Harvard and Princeton in the 34th annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet at home on Friday. Although both teams pose a challenge for the Bulldogs, head coach Mark Young '68, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said that the annual event has brought out some of the best performances in past years.

Scavone Wins Quinnipiac Race Sep 18, 2010

Even though the Bulldogs did not have enough runners to field a team at the Quinnipiac Invitational on Saturday, they put on excellent individual performances in their first competition of the season, with senior Chris Scavone winning the 8K race in 26:23. (The rest of the team opened at the Dartmouth Invitational last weekend.) Head coach Dan Ireland said he was pleased with all four runners who competed at Quinnipiac.

Kane Leads Bulldogs at Quinnipiac Sep 18, 2010

Several Bulldogs who did not compete at last weekend's Dartmouth Invitational had their first race of the season at Saturday's Quinnipiac Invitational. The Bulldogs placed third with 79 points. Head coach Mark Young '68, Yale's Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the meet was a good opportunity for them to get a race in before hosting the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet next week.

Bulldogs to Compete at Quinnipiac Invitational Sep 16, 2010

After a strong opening performance at the Dartmouth Invitational last weekend, the Bulldogs will have the rest of their squad race for the first time this season at the Quinnipiac Invitational on Saturday. Although the Bulldogs will only run four individuals and will not be eligible to score as a team, head coach Dan Ireland said the meet will allow those runners to get a race in before the Harvard-Yale dual meet at home on Sept. 24.

Bulldogs to Race at Quinnipiac Invitational Sep 16, 2010

The Bulldogs will send several runners who did not compete at last Saturday's Dartmouth Invitational to the Quinnipiac Invitational this weekend. Head coach Mark Young '68, Yale's Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the meet will serve as a chance to prepare before the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet at home on Sept. 24.

Bulldogs Take Second at Dartmouth Sep 11, 2010

The Bulldogs started their season on a strong note, taking second at the Dartmouth Invitational with 30 points. They were only five points away from beating Dartmouth in its home invitational, which the Big Green has won for the past five years.

Marvin Leads Bulldogs in First Meet of Season Sep 11, 2010

The Bulldogs opened their season with a third-place finish at the Dartmouth Invitational with 68 points. Although they fell off from an aggressive start to the race, several runners put on strong performances after recovering from injuries the past year.

Bulldogs Build on Experience This Season Sep 9, 2010

With all five its top five runners from last year's Heptagonals and NCAA Regionals returning, the Bulldogs bring a much more experienced group this season than the young squad from last year. They will open the season at the Dartmouth Invitational in this Saturday. Head coach Dan Ireland is optimistic about the impact the experience of the team will have this year.

Bulldogs Kick Off 2010-11 Season Sep 9, 2010

The Bulldogs will open the fall 2010 season this Saturday at the Dartmouth Invitational in Hanover, N.H. After a challenging season last year, head coach Mark Young '68, Yale's Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, said the team will get a fresh start.

Mark Young '68 to Retire After Cross Country Season Aug 27, 2010

Mark Young '68, Yale's Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, announced on Friday that he will retire from that position at the conclusion of the upcoming cross country season. Young, who is entering his 31st season as a coach at Yale, will remain with the program coaching the women's track and field team's distance and middle distance runners through the spring. Associate head coach David Shoehalter will be Yale's new Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field.

Yale Posts Best GPA in Ivy League, Earns All-Academic Team Honor from USTFCCCA Aug 4, 2010

With the 10th-best team grade-point average in the country, and the best in the Ivy League, Yale was honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Wednesday as an All‐Academic Track & Field Team. The Bulldogs' GPA of 3.45 placed them well above the cut-off point of 3.0 for All-Academic team recognition.

Yale Posts Best GPA in Nation, Earns All-Academic Team Honor from USTFCCCA Aug 2, 2010

With the best team grade-point average in the country, Yale was honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday as an All‐Academic Track & Field Team. The Bulldogs' GPA of 3.42 placed them well above the cut-off point of 3.0 for All-Academic team recognition. Right behind the Bulldogs were Lipscomb (3.39) and the University of San Francisco. The next two best Ivy League schools were Dartmouth (3.32) and Harvard (3.27).

Bogdan, DePalo, Harris, Labosky and Levine Earn All-Academic Honors from USTFCCCA Jul 29, 2010

Five Yale student-athletes were named to the 2010 Division I All‐Academic Track & Field team, announced by the USTFCCCA Thursday. Yale's honorees were rising senior Matthew Bogdan (Latham, N.Y.), Eric DePalo '10 (Westborough, Mass.), Alex Harris '10 (Brentwood, Tenn.), Chris Labosky '10 (Tallmadge, Ohio) and rising sophomore Mike Levine (Commack, N.Y.).

Cadicamo, Duncan, Grace and Lovelace Earn All-Academic Honors from USTFCCCA Jul 28, 2010

Four Yale student-athletes were named to the 2010 Division I All‐Academic Track & Field team, announced by the USTFCCA Wednesday. Yale's honorees were Alexandra Cadicamo '10 (Shrub Oak, N.Y.), Claudia Duncan '10 (Harlingen, Texas), rising senior Kate Grace (Los Angeles, Calif.) and rising junior Anne Lovelace (Boise, Idaho).

Yale Student-Athletes Making an Impact with Underprivileged Youth through ELI Africa Jun 30, 2010

Former Yale football defensive lineman Vedant Seeam has taken his game to a larger playing field since he last donned a uniform more than two years ago. Seeam, a native of Mauritius, Africa, is the Founder and President of the international non-profit ELI (Experiential Learning Initiative) Africa, which aims to empower underprivileged youth in Africa and to promote sustainable development through educational initiatives.

Chris Labosky Named First Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America by CoSIDA Jun 22, 2010

Chris Labosky '10 has been selected to the 2010 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Team, which was announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is the second straight year earning the honor for Labosky, who was a third-team selection in 2009 and a first-team selection this year. He was the lone honoree from the Ivy League and is the first Bulldog to earn first-team honors since Thomas Hocker '02 in 2002.

Kate Grace is All-American Jun 14, 2010

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) officially announced the Division I Outdoor Track & Field All-American athletes. Junior Kate Grace has been honored for her seventh-place finish in the 800-meter run on Friday the 11th. A total of 428 individuals were named All-American for their top-eight finishes at the NCAA Championships last weekend.

Grace Competes in NCAA Finals Jun 11, 2010

After a long season and many qualifying rounds, the finals of the 800-meter run were held on Friday at the NCAA Championships at the University of Oregon. Junior Kate Grace competed as one of the top eight runners in the country in a tough event, which should qualify her for All-American honors.

Lovelace Competes at NCAA Championships Jun 10, 2010

Thursday was the second day of the NCAA Championships, hosted by the University of Oregon. Sophomore Anne Lovelace competed in the semifinals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Grace and Lovelace to Compete at NCAA Championships Jun 9, 2010

The 2010 NCAA Championships begin June 9 and continue until June 12 in Eugene, Ore., hosted by the University of Oregon. Junior Kate Grace will be competing in the 800-meter run and sophomore Anne Lovelace will be competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Labosky to Compete at NCAA Championships Jun 9, 2010

The NCAA Championships will open in Eugene, Ore., on June 9, and senior Chris Labosky will be competing in the semifinals of the 800-meter run. Labosky earned his berth by finishing 10th overall at the NCAA Regional Competition in Greensboro, N.C. on May 28.

Grace Advances to Finals at NCAA Championships Jun 9, 2010

The University of Oregon is hosting the top college runners in the country for the NCAA Championships June 9-12. Junior Kate Grace competed in the semifinals of the 800-meter run on Wednesday, in which she finished with the seventh-fastest time to advance to the finals.

Labosky Competes at NCAA Championships Jun 9, 2010

The best collegiate runners in the country gathered at the University of Oregon on Wednesday to begin the NCAA Championships. Senior Chris Labosky competed in the semifinals of the 800-meter run.

Claudia Duncan Named Second Team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Jun 3, 2010

Claudia Duncan '10 has been selected to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team, which was announced Thursday. A political science major, Duncan was a 2010 NCAA Regional qualifier in the 400-meter run outdoors, breaking her own school record with a time of 54.54 at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships.

Bulldogs Compete on Last Day of NCAA Regional May 29, 2010

The Bulldogs finished out competition at the NCAA East Regional with three performances on the final day: senior Alex Harris and junior Matt Bogdan in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and freshman Mike Levine in the discus.

Lovelace Qualifies for Nationals in Steeplechase May 29, 2010

On the final day of NCAA Regional Championships, sophomore Anne Lovelace qualified for nationals in a close race in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Senior Alexandra Cadicamo also competed in the 5,000-meter run.

Four Bulldogs Qualify for NCAA Regionals May 28, 2010

As the regular track and field season has finished, the time for National Championships has approached. The NCAA Regionals will be hosted by North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C., on May 27-29. Senior Alexandra Cadicamo, senior Claudia Duncan, junior Kate Grace and sophomore Anne Lovelace have qualified for the East Regional Championships.

Grace Advances to NCAA Championships May 28, 2010

On the second day of the NCAA Regional Championships, junior Kate Grace competed in the quarterfinals of the 800-meter run and qualified for NCAA Championships in Portland, Ore., June 9-12. Senior Claudia Duncan competed in the quarterfinals of the 400-meter dash and sophomore Anne Lovelace competed in the 3,0000-meter steeplechase.

Labosky Qualifies for Nationals May 28, 2010

Senior Chris Labosky's phenomenal season continued as he qualified for the NCAA National Championships in the 800-meter run at the NCAA East Regional on Friday night. The Bulldogs also finished their second day of competition with a regional debut from junior Marty Evans in the 200-meter dash. Senior Alex Harris and junior Matt Bogdan were also scheduled to compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, but inclement weather postponed the race to Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Duncan, Grace Advance on First Day of NCAA Regionals May 27, 2010

Both Yale runners made it through the first round of their respective events Thursday at the NCAA East Regional, hosted by North Carolina A&T. Senior Claudia Duncan's time of 54.03 in the 400-meter dash advanced her to the quarterfinals, which take place Friday at 5:45 p.m. Junior Kate Grace's time of 2:08.51 in the 800-meter run also advanced her to the quarterfinals, which take place Friday at 6:45 p.m.

Labosky Advances in 800-meter Run May 27, 2010

The Bulldogs concentrated on making it past the preliminary rounds on the first day of NCAA East Regional Championships, with senior Chris Labosky advancing to the finals of the 800-meter run. The meet, hosted by North Carolina A&T, is one of two regional meets to qualify for the National Championships on June 14-16.

Yale Honors Six Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Student-Athlete Reception May 22, 2010

Six seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Travis Henry (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) of the football team and Allison Mak (Richmond Hill, Ont.) of the gymnastics team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Chris Labosky (Tallmadge, Ohio) of the men's cross country and track & field teams and Julia Weiser (Houston, Texas) of the field hockey team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Stephanie Colantonio (Watertown, Mass.) of the field hockey team and Ben Wescoe (La Jolla, Calif.) of the men's golf team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.

Bulldogs Prepare for NCAA Regional May 21, 2010

hile the season has ended for most of the Bulldogs, several athletes are staying on to train for the NCAA Division I East Regional Championships on May 27-29. The meet, hosted by North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C., will feature more than 200 schools east of the Mississippi and 2,500 athletes vying to qualify for NCAA Nationals.

Three Bulldogs Earn All-East Honors May 18, 2010

The trio of seniors Eric DePalo, Alex Harris and Chris Labosky capped off their collegiate careers with All-East honors from the IC4A Championships held at Princeton last weekend. The top eight athletes in each event earn All-East recognition.

Duncan Scores On Last Day of ECACs May 16, 2010

On the last day of the ECAC Championships, two Bulldogs competed. Senior Claudia Duncan competed in the 400-meter dash, and freshman Elizabeth Marvin competed in the 3,000-meter run.

Labosky Scores in 800-Meter Run May 16, 2010

The Bulldogs competed on the final day of IC4A Championships with senior Chris Labosky in the 800-mete run and junior David Smith in the shot put. The Bulldogs came in 38th place overall with eight points.

DePalo Takes Seventh in Pole Vault May 15, 2010

The Bulldogs had an action-packed day on the second day of IC4A Championships at Princeton, with two relays and seven individuals competing. Several highlights included senior Eric DePalo scoring in the pole vault and senior Chris Labosky qualifying for the finals of the 800-meter run. Many other Bulldogs also put on strong showings in some of their final performances of the season.

Two Bulldogs Qualify for Finals on Day Two of ECACs May 15, 2010

On the second day of the ECAC Championships, two individuals and three relays competed. Junior Kate Grace and Senior Claudia Duncan qualified for Sunday's finals in their respective events, while others performed well in their last meet of the season.

Select Bulldogs Head to ECAC Championships May 14, 2010

Members of the track and field team will return to Princeton, N.J. for the second weekend in a row for ECAC Championships. Athletes from the 90 NCAA Division-I member schools who have met the qualifying standards will compete in the three-day meet, which will take place Fri.-Sun., May 14-16. The ECAC hosts the women's track and field championship for eastern schools concomitantly with the men's IC4A Championships at Princeton. This year five individuals and three relay teams have qualified to compete.

Harris Scores in Steeplechase May 14, 2010

The Bulldogs competed in the first day of IC4A Championships with three performances in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The meet, hosted by Princeton, gives a select group of Bulldogs the chance to compete against some of the best athletes in the region.

Lovelace and Cadicamo Score on Day One of ECACs May 14, 2010

On the first day of the ECAC Championships at Princeton, Yale had two incredible performances. Sophomore Anne Lovelace set a new school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and senior Alexandra Cadicamo ran a new personal record in the 5,000-meter run.

Eve King Named 2010-11 Captain May 13, 2010

At the annual track and field banquet on Tuesday night the team elected next year's captain and listened to the presentation of several awards. Those honored with awards include senior Faith Briggs, senior Claudia Duncan and junior Kate Grace. Junior Eve King was elected captain for the 2010-2011 season.

Bulldogs Near End of Season with IC4As May 13, 2010

Although last week's Heptagonals Championships at Princeton marked the end of the season for most Bulldogs, many of them will have the opportunity to return to Princeton and compete at the IC4A Championships on May 14-16. The meet will feature athletes from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions who have met the qualifying standards for their events. Eleven individuals and both sprint relays will represent the Bulldogs. From the performances at Heptagonals last weekend, the team looks ready to put on even stronger performances at IC4As.

Evans Selected as Captain for 2010-11 Season May 13, 2010

The Bulldogs gathered on Tuesday evening at their annual banquet to reflect on the season and award several individuals who made special contributions to the team: senior Reynolds Holmes, senior Chris Labosky and junior Marty Evans. By a team vote, Evans was also announced as the 2010-11 team captain at the conclusion of the banquet.

Kate Grace Earns First-Team All-Ivy Honors May 10, 2010

Junior Kate Grace received first-team All-Ivy honors for the 2010 outdoor track season. The Ivy League announced the 2010 honorees on Monday following the Heptagonal Championships this past weekend. Grace won the 800-meter run at the Ivy League Championships for the second year in a row.

Six Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors May 10, 2010

Six Bulldogs earned All-Ivy honors based on their performance at Heptagonals Championships last weekend in Princeton, N.J. on May 8-9. The event winners earn first-team All-Ivy status with the runners up taking a spot on the second team.

4x400-meter Relay Team Sets School Record at Heptagonal Championships May 9, 2010

The women's track and field team members ran past the finish line of the season on Sunday at the Heptagonal Championships. Junior Kate Grace won the 800-meter run. The 4x400-meter relay team set a school record, and the 4x100-meter relay team made Yale's all-time top-10 list. The Bulldogs finished the meet in eighth place with 23 points.

Bulldogs Place Fourth at Heptagonals May 9, 2010

After two days of competition, the Bulldogs placed fourth with 64 points at the annual Heptagonal Championships, hosted by Princeton on Saturday and Sunday. Cornell took the team title with 188 points with Princeton in second with 152 points. The fourth-place finish, which is an improvement from both indoor season Heptagonals and last year's outdoor Heptagonals, bodes well for a strong Bulldog team in the upcoming years.

Bulldogs Finish Day One of Heptagonals Championship May 8, 2010

The Heptagonal Championships opened to high winds on Saturday at Princeton's Weaver Stadium. Only five events were scored for the women, as most of the events were preliminary rounds to determine who would race in tomorrow's finals. Yale did not score points in any of those five events, but four Bulldogs qualified for finals on Sunday.

Seniors Shine on First Day of Heptagonals May 8, 2010

Battling through Saturday's strong winds, the Bulldogs put on a strong showing on the first day of the 75th annual Heptagonals Championships at Princeton. More than half of the athletes who competed made season bests or PRs and, while the sprinters have at least one person competing in the finals of each event. The seniors especially came through to put the Bulldogs in good position for tomorrow's competition.

Bulldogs Head into Heptagonal Championships May 6, 2010

For the past two weeks, the Bulldogs have been gearing up for the most anticipated meet of the outdoor season, the 75th annual Heptagonals Championships. This year's event will be hosted by Princeton at Weaver Stadium on May 8-9. The timing of the meet poses somewhat of a challenge for the Bulldogs with academic finals also starting this week, but head coach David Shoehalter said they have continued to put in quality practices in the last few weeks.

Bulldogs to Compete at Heptagonal Championships May 6, 2010

This weekend is the culmination of a long year of competition for the Bulldogs. On Saturday and Sunday they will compete against all of their Ivy League rivals at the Heptagonal Championships in Princeton, N.J. This is the last team competition for the Bulldogs, and the last meet that does not require certain qualifying times. On Saturday, Princeton will host preliminary heats of all running events (finals only of the 10,000-meter run), and finals of many field events. All of Sunday's events will be finals.

Bulldogs Compete in Final Regular Season Meet Apr 25, 2010

On Sunday, the Bulldogs had one last chance to sharpen their skills before post-season at the Yale Springtime Invitational. It was also the last meet for the seniors at home in the Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex. The meet hosted several teams from the Northeast area, including Ivy League schools Dartmouth and Harvard. Many of the athletes made PRs as a springboard going into post-season.

Yale Hosts Springtime Invitational Apr 25, 2010

Yale hosted the last regular meet of the season on a cold, rainy Sunday. It was the last home meet for the seniors. Most of the Bulldogs who competed at Penn Relays in the past few days did not compete on Sunday. Many schools such as So. Connecticut State, Sacred Heart, and Ivy League rivals Dartmouth and Columbia came to the meet.

Yale Competes in 4x800 at Penn Relays Apr 24, 2010

The Yale 4x800-meter relay team competed at Penn Relays on Saturday afternoon. It was the last and most crowded day of the 116th annual competition. The Bulldogs finished seventh in their field for a satisfying end to their week.

Bulldogs Continue Competition on Day Two at Penn Relays Apr 23, 2010

The Bulldogs had their busiest day of the Penn Relays on Friday, competing in four field events and three relays. The Penn Relays were an opportunity for a select group of Bulldogs to race at one of the most renowned track and field events in the U.S., and several of them took some of the top spots in their divisions.

Distance Runners Open Penn Relays Apr 22, 2010

The Bulldogs opened the first day of the 116th Penn Relays with several individual performances in the distance events. The Penn Relays, which is the oldest and longest running track and field event in the U.S., gives the Bulldogs the opportunity to race against some of the best competition in the nation on the historic Franklin Field at UPenn.

Lovelace Wins Steeplechase at First Day of Penn Relays Apr 22, 2010

Seven Yale track and field athletes competed at the 166th Annual Penn Relays on Thursday. At one of the biggest and most historic track meets in the world - drawing more than 22,000 entries and more than 100,000 spectators over three days - Yale was able to show its strengths.

Bulldogs to Compete at 116th Penn Relays Apr 21, 2010

This weekend a select group of Bulldogs will compete in the 116th Annual Penn Relays. Hosted by Penn, the three-day long Carnival takes place on Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa. It is the largest and longest-running track meet in the world, and this year almost 250 colleges will send athletes, along with nearly 1,000 high schools and athletes from around the world, to total more than 22,000 entries. Yale will send three relay teams and several individual competitors. On Sunday, Yale will host the Springtime Invitational.

Bulldogs Gear Up for Penn Relays Apr 21, 2010

This week, several Bulldogs will have the chance to compete in the Penn Relays, one of the most renowned track and field meets in the world, from April 22-25. The team will also host the Yale Springtime Invitational at Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex on April 25. After defeating Harvard at the annual Harvard-Yale dual meet last week, the Bulldogs are heading into the last two regular season meets before Heptagonals Championships in early May.

Many Wins at Home Meet Apr 17, 2010

The Bulldogs braved an unusually cold and rainy day on Saturday to host the annual Harvard-Yale dual meet. Yale posted some very impressive times in running events, winning eight of the eleven events. Though there were many impressive performances, the Bulldogs ended the meet with 69 points to Harvard's 93.

Bulldogs Notch Eighth Consecutive Win Against Harvard Apr 17, 2010

The Bulldogs pulled off another victory against Harvard at the annual Harvar-Yale dual meet on Saturday, making it their eighth consecutive win. With a total of 86 points, they beat the Crimson by nine points with several key performances, including senior Eric DePalo's feat of winning three events. Many athletes also achieved PRs and season bests. With all of the individual performances, team captain junior Jeff Perrella said the team worked together to beat its longtime rival.

Bulldogs Host Annual Yale-Harvard Dual Meet Apr 15, 2010

This Saturday Yale will host Harvard for the annual dual meet between the two rivals. The events will take place Saturday afternoon at the Cuyler Field-Dwyer Track complex. This is the Bulldogs' first home meet of the season, and will be their last small meet.

Yale Hosts Dual Meet with Harvard Apr 15, 2010

The Bulldogs will face off against Harvard this Saturday at home in their annual dual meet, a tradition that has been going on since 1891. The Bulldogs are aiming for their eighth consecutive victory after dominating the Crimson at last year's meet by 51 points. The meet will also give the chance for several athletes to compete in a low-key atmosphere before participating in the nationally acclaimed Penn Relays next week. Since it is a dual meet, head coach David Shoehalter said the team will focus on placement rather than times and marks.

Bulldogs Compete at Penn-Yale-Princeton Tri-Meet Apr 10, 2010

The Bulldogs returned to Princeton this weekend to compete in the annual Penn-Yale-Princeton tri-meet. In the tough competition against two strong teams, the Bulldogs finished third with 25 points.

Bulldogs Place Third at UMass Nine-Way Meet Apr 10, 2010

Even though the Bulldogs aimed for a more conservative meet this Saturday, the team still placed third with 101 points out of 11 teams at the UMass Nine-Way Meet. In addition to not having any of their distance runners competing, the remaining athletes competed in fewer events in order to prepare for the second half of outdoor season. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs took home many top spots across the board.

Bulldogs Compete at UMass on Saturday Apr 8, 2010

The Bulldogs will travel to Amherst, Mass., on Saturday to compete in the UMass Nine-Way Meet. After driving through the start of the outdoor season with two very strong meets, head coach David Shoehalter said the team will have a more conservative meet this weekend. Nevertheless, many Bulldogs are going into the meet with some of the top spots on the performance list.

Yale to Compete at Ivy League Tri-Meet Apr 8, 2010

The Bulldogs will be returning to Princeton, N.J., for the second weekend in a row to compete in the annual Penn-Yale-Princeton tri-meet. This will be the Yale women's first small meet against league rivals, and it will be an interesting gauge of how the team can compete.

Big Wins for Yale at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 3, 2010

The Bulldogs closed out a big day at the Sam Howell Invitational on Saturday with several more wins. After an auspicious opening on Friday night, with wins by junior Kate Grace and sophomore Anne Lovelace, the team continued to do well, with wins in three other events and strong performances all around.

Bulldogs Close Sam Howell Invitational Apr 3, 2010

Yale finished the second day of the Sam Howell Invitational with strong performances all around. Senior Chris Labosky won the 1,500-meter run. Many freshmen posted collegiate bests during the course of the competition, and the Bulldogs competed well at one of the first meets of the season.

Freshman Mike Levine Wins Discus Apr 3, 2010

The Bulldogs put on an impressive first day at the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday, hosted by Princeton. The team showed their strength in the throwing and distance events, even when competing against the Tigers, this year's indoor Heptagonals champion. The Bulldogs' strong performance at the Weaver Track and Field Stadium is also a good sign for the rest of the season, since outdoor Heptagonals will later be held there in postseason.

Grace, Lovelace Win Events at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 2, 2010

The Bulldogs opened competition at the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday night with big wins in running events. Junior Kate Grace won the 1,500-meter run to set a school record and sophomore Anne Lovelace won the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The only events contested on Friday were the two Yale won, the 5,000-meter run, and the discus throw. During the evening three Yale runners qualified for ECACs, and two of them also qualified for NCAAs.

Bulldogs to Compete at Sam Howell Invitational Apr 1, 2010

The track and field team will be traveling to their first meet of the outdoor season against Ivy League rivals. The Bulldogs will compete both Friday and Saturday at Princeton's annual Sam Howell Invitational. About 15 teams will gather for the unscored meet, including Ivy League teams Columbia and Dartmouth. It will be the team's first competition since their spring break meet at William and Mary.

Bulldogs Continue Outdoor Season at Princeton Apr 1, 2010

The Bulldogs will test themselves against fellow Ivy League team Princeton, as well as Columbia and Harvard, at the Sam Howell Invitational this weekend. They will have the chance to compete at the Weaver Track and Field Stadium, which will serve as the site of outdoor Heptagonal Championships in May. Several other schools from the Northeast will compete, including Iona, NYU, Southern Connecticute State and Syracuse. After spring training and a strong start to the outdoor season at William and Mary, head coach David Shoehalter said the team looks ready going into the Princeton invitational.

Bulldogs Dominate at William and Mary Mar 20, 2010

In their first outdoor meet of the year, the Bulldogs dominated the Tribe Invitational at William and Mary. A total of five teams from the area competed at the meet. The Bulldogs swept the relays and grabbed the top spots in multiple events throughout the day. Although the invitational was not scored, the Bulldogs clearly showed that they were the leading team at the meet.

Bulldogs Start Outdoor Season Off Strong at William and Mary Mar 20, 2010

The Bulldogs got off to a good start for the outdoor season at the Tribe Invitational at William and Mary on Saturday. They competed against five other teams from the area at the unscored invitational. Many of the Bulldogs, including the freshmen in their first outdoor meet, shined at the meet by taking the top spots and running PRs. Coach Mark Young, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, also said that the meet served as a training opportunity.

Bulldogs Kick Off Outdoor Season Mar 18, 2010

The Bulldogs are wrapping up their training during spring break and are ready to kick off the outdoor season at the Tribe Invitational this Saturday, hosted by William and Mary. Head coach David Shoehalter said he was pleased with spring training so far.

Bulldogs Ready for Outdoor Competition Mar 18, 2010

After a successful indoor season that culminated with a seventh-place finish at the indoor ECAC Championships two weeks ago, the Bulldogs look primed for the outdoor season. Their first meet is the Tribe Invitational this Saturday, hosted by William and Mary.

Bulldogs Earn All-Academic Team Award from USTFCCCA Mar 16, 2010

The men's cross-country team earned All-Academic honors on the 2009 list of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Men's Cross Country All-Academic Teams, released last Sunday. The Bulldogs tied for eighth place for highest GPA with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The Bulldogs are the only team in the country who have received this award for the 15th consecutive year.

Bulldog Trio Takes Top Spots at ECACs Mar 7, 2010

All three of the Bulldogs' runners scored big points on the second day of indoor ECAC Championships for the team to finish seventh with 22 points. Coach Mark Young, the Mark T. Young '68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Mark Young, said he was extremely proud of the Bulldogs' performance.

Bulldogs Complete First Day of IC4As Mar 6, 2010

The Bulldogs finished out the first day of the indoor IC4A Championships with several strong performances, held at Boston University. The meet features athletes from the Division I schools in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions who have qualified for the based on performance standards.

Duncan and Grace Both Qualify for ECAC Finals Mar 6, 2010

The Bulldogs qualified all of their individual runners on the first day of indoor ECAC Championships, held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston. The meet features athletes from Division I schools in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions who have qualified through making performance standards.

Several Bulldogs to Compete at ECACs Mar 6, 2010

The Eastern College Athletic Conference will be holding the indoor track and field season championships this weekend in Boston. In order to compete, runners must meet qualifying standards earlier in the season. Yale will be sending junior Kate Grace, senior Alexandra Cadicamo, and its relay teams to Boston.

Bulldogs Compete at IC4As This Weekend Mar 4, 2010

The Bulldogs will travel to Boston this weekend for the indoor IC4A Championships. They will compete alongside several athletes from the Division I schools in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions who have qualified for the IC4As based on performance standards. The meet, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday at Boston University, will wrap up the indoor season for the Bulldogs.

Labosky Earns All-Ivy Honors Mar 2, 2010

Senior Chris Labosky earned first team All-Ivy honors after his win in the 1,000-meter at indoor Heptagonals Championships last weekend. All-Ivy selections were announced on Tuesday.

Grace Receives All-Ivy Recognition Mar 2, 2010

Junior Kate Grace received first-team All-Ivy honors for the 2009-2010 indoor track season. The Ivy League announced the 2010 honorees on Tuesday following the Heptagonal Championships this past weekend. Grace won the 800-meter run at the Ivy League Championships for the second year in a row.

Labosky Dominates the 1,000-Meter Run Feb 28, 2010

The Bulldogs placed eighth with 28 points at indoor Heptagonals Championships this weekend, hosted by Dartmouth. They qualified in two more events for IC4As, while several athletes peaked with season bests at the most anticipated of the season.

Grace Wins 800-meter Run the Second Year in a Row Feb 28, 2010

The Heptagonal Championships, the most important meet of the indoor season for the Bulldogs, drew to a close on Sunday with some great Bulldog performances. Junior Kate Grace won the 800-meter run for the second year in a row, and the 4x800 meter relay placed fourth to give Yale 16 points total and tie for seventh place.

DePalo and McKenzie Score for Bulldogs at Heptagonals Feb 27, 2010

The Bulldogs finished out the first day of Heptagonal Championship with six points, tied with UPenn and four points behind Dartmouth and Harvard. Although not every event went as planned, several individuals made a number of surprising performances to score points in unexpected places.

First Day of Heptagonal Championships Feb 27, 2010

The first day of the Heptagonal Championships were held at Dartmouth on Saturday. The day included a few field events and many qualifying heats to reach Sunday's final events. Only a few final, scored events took place on Saturday, and Yale did not score in any of them.

Bulldogs Head to Heptagonal Championships Feb 27, 2010

The Yale women's track and field team will be heading to Hanover, N.H., this weekend for the most important event of the winter: the Heptagonal Championships. All eight Ivy League schools will be competing at Dartmouth's Leverone Field House, and it should be an exciting chance for the Bulldogs to improve upon last year's finish.

Bulldogs Ready to Compete at Indoor Heptagonals Feb 25, 2010

The height of the indoor season arrives this weekend with the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The meet will take place on both Saturday and Sunday at Dartmouth's Leverone Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs are looking to build off of last year's fourth place finish. Head coach David Shoehalter is expecting several Bulldogs, particularly the seniors, to play a key role at the meet.

Bulldogs Challenge Themselves at Harvard-Yale-Princeton Feb 13, 2010

The Bulldogs faced tough competition this Saturday against Princeton, last year's runner-up at indoor Heptagonals, and Harvard at the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet. Although they placed third this year, the Bulldogs showed depth amidst challenging opponents. As the last regular-season meet of the indoor season, they took the opportunity to get into a competitive mode before heading out to Heptagonals in two weeks. The top four spots scored in each event.

Grace Leads Team with Wins in 800, Mile at HYP Meet Feb 13, 2010

The Yale track and field team competed against Princeton and Harvard at the annual tri-meet on Saturday, running hard and posting some season bests. Home team Princeton, with their extremely deep talent, won the meet with 90.50 points, Harvard came in second with 47.50 points, and Yale placed third with 21 points. This was the team's last meet before entering the championship season.

Bulldogs Head to Harvard-Yale-Princeton Meet Feb 13, 2010

The Yale women's track and field team will be traveling to Princeton, N.J., this weekend for the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet. The Ivy League schools meet every year during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, and hosting rotates between the three. The HYP meet is always a venue for intense competition, and it is the Bulldogs' last chance to compete before the Heptagonal Championships.

Bulldogs Face Off Against Ivy Rivals Harvard and Princeton Feb 10, 2010

The Bulldogs will compete against Ivy rivals Harvard and Princeton this Saturday in Princeton, N.J. The men have not lost to the Crimson for the past several years and will shoot for another victory. The flat track in Princeton's Jadwin Gymnasium will also be good practice for the same surface at Heptagonals two weeks from now. Head coach David Shoehalter hopes the tri-meet will serve as a mental springboard heading into the post-season.

Day Two of Giegengack Invitational Brings More Season Bests Feb 6, 2010

The Bulldogs closed the Giegengack Invitational with a streak of PRs and top places. Throughout the day, the seniors certainly lived up to their last competition at Coxe Cage. With talented athletes in each event, the Bulldogs look sharp going into the end of their indoor season.

Coxe Cage Packed for Second Day of Giegengack Invitational Feb 6, 2010

Competitors and fans filled Coxe Cage on Saturday for the second day of the Giegengack Invitational. Nearly 15 teams crowded the infield and the stands to participate in the long day of events. The meet was unscored, but Yale posted some great times with wins in the 4x400 meter relay, the 800-meter run, and several ECAC-qualifying performances.

Bulldogs Start Off Strong on Day One of Giegengack Invitational Feb 5, 2010

The Bulldogs opened up the Giegengack Invitational with strong performances in the field events and the 200-meter dash. The distance runners also put on a well-fought race in the distance medley relay. Overall, the first day of the meet was an exciting precursor to Saturday's competition.

Bulldogs Run Well at First Day of Giegengack Invitational Feb 5, 2010

Yale hosted the first part of the annual Giegengack Invitational on Friday night. Over a dozen schools gathered at Coxe Cage to watch the preliminary events of the weekend. The highlight for the women was a decisive win by the Bulldogs in the distance medley relay.

Yale to Host Giegengack Invitational Feb 5, 2010

This Friday and Saturday Yale will host the annual Giegengack Invitational at Coxe Cage. The meet draws many NCAA Division I schools from around the area, and is always an exciting precursor to the championship season. The Yale women's track and field team is ready to show what they can do on their home track.

Yale Hosts Sixth Annual Giegengack Invitational Feb 4, 2010

The Bulldogs will host one of their biggest home meets this weekend at Coxe Cage with over 15 schools competing, including Georgetown, UConn, Penn and Brown. The Giegengack Invitational is named after the legendary Yale coach Bob Giegengack. Head coach David Shoehalter said that the meet is also important because it gives the Bulldogs the chance to put on some solid performances before they head into Harvard-Princeton and Heptagonals.

Bulldogs Continue to Perform at BU Terrier Invitational Jan 30, 2010

The Bulldogs tacked on more IC4A-qualifying performances at the Boston University Terrier Invitational on Saturday. Although the meet was not scored, they had the chance to compete against a packed field of Northeast schools they will later face in the season.

Yale Competes at Reebok Boston Indoor Games Jan 29, 2010

On a cold, dark Friday night, the Yale women's track and field team traveled north to compete at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games. Northeastern University hosted the meet at the Reggie Lewis Center, which will be the site of the ECAC Championships in March. The Bulldogs finished sixth of the 17 competing schools.

Bulldogs Gear Up for BU Terrier Invitational Jan 28, 2010

This weekend, the Bulldogs will compete in the Boston University Terrier Invitational, one of their first large meets of the season. Although the meet is not scored, it gives the chance to compete with many other schools in the Northeast, including Ivy League rivals Brown, Dartmouth and Harvard. The Bulldogs boast talented athletes across the board coming into the meet.

Bulldogs to Compete at Husky Indoor Games Jan 28, 2010

The Yale women's track and field team will travel to Boston, Mass., this Friday to compete at the Boston Indoor Games. Northeastern hosts the meet at the Reggie Lewis Center, which will be the site of the ECACs at the end of the season. The scored meet will be a great opportunity to run against top-notch competitors and post fast times (hopefully some personal records and maybe some ECAC qualifying times).

Patricia Melton '82 Honored in NCAA Black History Month Exhibit Jan 25, 2010

Patricia Melton '82 had an unexpected surprise in her first visit to the NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis on Monday Jan. 18. As she toured the exhibits and watched the Martin Luther King Day functions with student-athletes from both Butler University and IUPUI, she took her first look at the Hall of Honor, where she is a member.

Bulldogs Show Strengths at Ivy Tri-meet Jan 23, 2010

As the season continues to gain momentum, the Bulldogs are showing more of their strength, especially in the middle sprints and distance events. The team competed against fellow Ivy League schools Dartmouth and Columbia in the annual tri-meet on Saturday and placed second with 64.5 points.

Yale Finishes Second at Ivy League Tri-Meet Jan 23, 2010

Yale traveled north to Big Green territory to battle both them and the Lions in the Annual Columbia-Dartmouth-Yale Tri-meet. The contest was fairly evenly matched, overall. Yale came in second with 54 points, behind Columbia with 75 points, and just ahead of Dartmouth's 52. Six first-place finishes by various Bulldogs significantly helped the team to that finish.

Bulldogs to See Ivy League Action Jan 21, 2010

The Bulldogs will face off against fellow Ivy League schools Dartmouth and Columbia in Hanover, N.H., this Saturday. The tri-meet will be the first scored competition of the season. The Bulldogs took home the meet title last year with 86 points and anticipate another win this season.

Yale to Compete in Annual Ivy Tri-meet Jan 21, 2010

The Yale women's track and field team will compete against Ivy League rivals Columbia and Dartmouth this weekend at the annual Columbia-Yale-Dartmouth tri-meet. Dartmouth will be hosting the event this year in Hanover, N.H.

Yale Well Represented at Home Meet Jan 10, 2010

The Bulldogs returned from their winter recess on Saturday and once again excelled at home. Like their last meet, the Yale Intercollegiate Track Classic was not scored, but the Bulldogs proved their readiness for the indoor season. They hosted 15 teams from around the area, including Connecticut, Quinnipiac, New Haven and Sacred Heart.

Yale Performs Well at Intercollegiate Classic at Home Jan 9, 2010

Yale hosted over 15 teams at the 28th Intercollegiate Track Classic this weekend. It was the second meet that the Bulldogs have hosted at Coxe Cage this season, and the first meet after winter break. The indoor season is still young, and the Bulldogs were testing their legs at the unscored meet.

Yale to Host Intercollegiate Track Classic Jan 6, 2010

The Yale track and field teams are hosting the 28th Intercollegiate Track Classic this coming Saturday in a traditional effort to start the spring semester with a bang. It has been five weeks since the Bulldogs last hosted a competition at Coxe Cage, and they are ready to return from winter break with enthusiasm.

Walden Elected Captain for 2010 Season Dec 10, 2009

The Bulldogs hosted their annual banquet on Dec. 7 to recognize several individuals for their contributions in the past season. By a team vote, junior Charles "Max" Walden was selected as captain for next year. Junior Jeff Perrella was also presented with the Mike Stanley-John Cleary Class of 1954 Men's Cross Country Award for his dedication to the team.

Liya Assefa Elected Captain for 2010 Dec 8, 2009

At the annual cross country banquet on Monday night, coaches and runners looked back on the season, even as track competition has already begun. The Bulldogs elected junior Liya Assefa as their captain for next year, and senior Alexandra Cadicamo won the women's cross country award.

Bulldogs Give Solid Performance at Season Opener Dec 5, 2009

The Bulldogs set a strong pace for rest of the indoor season at the Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage on Saturday. Although the meet was not scored, the Bulldogs gave many strong individual performances, including three that qualified for the IC4A Championships to be held in March.

Bulldogs Open Indoor Season at Home Dec 5, 2009

The Bulldogs hosted the first meet of the indoor season at Coxe Cage on Saturday. The Yale Season Opener, also known as the Lidlifter Invitational, featured competitors from Manhattan, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac, Southern Connecticut State, and Trinity. The Bulldogs had some impressive finishes in the unscored meet, including their win in the 4x400 meter relay.

Bulldogs To Host Lidlifter Invitational Dec 3, 2009

The Bulldogs will kick off the indoor season with the annual Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage this Saturday. Although the meet is not scored, associate head coach David Shoehalter said it gives a chance to gauge the athletes' progress since practice began in September.

Yale to Host Lidlifter Invitational Dec 3, 2009

This Saturday Yale will host the Lidlifter Invitational at Coxe Cage. This is the Yale Season Opener, the first meet of the season. Albany, Southern Connecticut, Manhattan College, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac, and Ivy League competitor Columbia are all expected to bring teams to compete.

Yale Ready to Start the 2009-10 Season Dec 2, 2009

The Yale women's track and field team is gearing up for the 2009-10 season, and the Bulldogs' first meet will be the Lidlifter Invitational on Dec. 5, hosted at Yale's own Coxe Cage. The distance runners will be taking a short break now that cross country championships are all over, but for everyone else the year is just beginning.

Ten Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors Dec 1, 2009

Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in fall sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Bulldogs Ready to Launch 2009-10 Season Nov 25, 2009

Despite the graduation of several talented athletes from last year, the Bulldogs are ready to challenge themselves again this season. After a respectable fourth-place finish at indoor Heptagonals Championships last year, the Bulldogs will continue working on dominating multiple events within their conference. As always, they expect to qualify a number of individuals for NCAA post-season meets; last season, five members advanced to the NCAA East Regional. The first meet of the indoor season, the Lidlifter Invitational, will take place at Coxe Cage on Dec. 5.

Bulldogs Come in Top Ten at Northeast Regional Nov 14, 2009

Even without their top runner, the Bulldogs gave a strong showing at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on Saturday, finishing ninth out of 36 teams. Head coach Dan Ireland said he was very pleased with the Bulldogs' performance at their last meet of the season.

Bulldogs Compete at NCAA Regionals Nov 14, 2009

The Yale cross country team competed in their last meet of the season on Saturday. Boston University hosted the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships at Franklin Park. Of the 43 teams in the Northeast Region, 35 competed and Yale finished 15th with 474 points.

Bulldogs Ready for NCAA Regionals Nov 11, 2009

The Yale cross country team is prepared to compete at the NCAA Division I Regional Championships this weekend. Boston University is hosting the meet at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. For most of the Bulldogs, the race will be the last of the season.

Bulldogs Look Healthy for NCAA Regionals Nov 9, 2009

After having many of their runners sick at the Heptagonals Championships two weeks ago, the Bulldogs look forward to racing healthy this Saturday. They will head to Boston, Mass., for the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, hosted by Boston University at Franklin Park.

Dooney Earns All-Ivy Honors Nov 4, 2009

Sophomore Conor Dooney earned All-Ivy honors in his debut at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships last Friday at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, N.Y. Dooney placed 13th with a time of 25:50.2 on the 8K course.

Bulldogs Compete at Heptagonals Oct 30, 2009

The Bulldogs competed at the 70th annual Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Van Cortland Park on Friday and finished seventh with 160 points. Although the Bulldogs had set their goals higher, sickness among several of the runners prevented them from racing at their potential.

Bulldogs Compete at Heptagonal Championships Oct 30, 2009

Yale's cross country teams competed at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Friday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx in New York City. The Bulldogs finished eighth with 238 points.

Schedule for 2009-10 Season Released Oct 28, 2009

The 2009-10 schedule for the men's track and field team has been released. As in previous years, the indoor season kicks off with the Lidlifter Invitational at Yale's Coxe Cage on Dec. 5.

Bulldogs Face Off Against Ivy Rivals Oct 27, 2009

The Bulldogs will compete at the 70th annual Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this Friday at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, N.Y. Although they are running against higher-ranked teams, they have set their standards higher than what the statistics rank them.

Bulldogs Excited to Compete at Heptagonals Championship Oct 27, 2009

The Bulldogs will travel to Van Cortlandt Park in New York, N.Y., on Friday to compete in the 61st Ivy League Heptagonals Cross Country Championship. Columbia is hosting the event, at which all eight Ivy League schools will be present to compete.

Bulldogs Compete at Impromptu Lock Haven Meet Oct 16, 2009

Though snow, rain and mud rarely stop cross country runners from racing through a course as planned, on Friday the Penn State National Invitational was canceled due to weather. Instead of just heading home, 18 of the original 29 teams scheduled to compete traveled about an hour northeast to compete at Lock Haven University. The school regularly hosts cross country meets, and so was able to arrange for the women to run their 6k course at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs finished in 11th place.

Penn State National Canceled Due to Weather Oct 16, 2009

Due to inclement weather in the University Park, Pa. area, the Penn State National Invitational that was scheduled for Friday morning was canceled. Instead, the Bulldogs, along with several other teams that were scheduled to run at Penn State, will be competing at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pa.

Penn State Cancellation Brings Out Bulldogs' Perseverance Oct 16, 2009

Inclement weather cancelled the Penn State National meet on Firday, but that did not stop the Bulldogs' competitive edge. With several other schools registered for the Penn State meet, the Bulldogs ran in a newly organized race at nearby Lock Haven University. Despite the cold weather and the wet course, they placed third as a team with 77 points, only seven points behind second-place finisher Cortland State.

Penn State National Cancelled Oct 16, 2009

Due to inclement weather, the Penn State National meet scheduled for Oct. 16 has been cancelled. The Bulldogs will still compete at a newly formed race hosted by Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pa. with several other schools who registered for the Penn State meet.

Bulldogs Strive for Mental Toughness Oct 14, 2009

The Bulldogs will compete at their last regular season meet this Friday at the Penn State National in State College, Pa. They hope that the race will serve as a mental boost going into the post-season.

Bulldogs to Compete at Penn State National Oct 14, 2009

The Yale cross country team will compete in a hugely stacked field this weekend at the Penn State National Invitational. Hosted by Penn State in University Park, Pa., this race draws nearly 300 runners from 28 NCAA Division I and Division II schools around the country. This is the Bulldogs' last meet of the regular season before competing in championship meets.

Crimson Edges Bulldogs at Dual Meet Oct 2, 2009

The Crimson narrowly defeated the Bulldogs at the annual Harvard-Yale meet on Oct. 2, the final score totaling 26 to 29. Even with their loss, however, the Bulldogs have proved that they can compete with higher-ranked teams in the Northeast region.

Bulldogs Fall to Harvard in Dual Meet Oct 2, 2009

The Bulldogs traveled to Franklin Park in Boston this Friday to compete in the 34th Harvard-Yale dual meet on the Crimson's home course. Yale came in second against their rivals with 49 points during the cloudy afternoon.

Bulldogs Go Head-to-Head with Harvard Sep 29, 2009

The Yale women's cross country team will head north to face tough rival Harvard this Friday. The Crimson is hosting the dual meet, which will be held at its home course at Franklin Park in Boston. For the past several years the Yale women have competed in a Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet at this time of the season (which Yale hosted last year), but Princeton will not be competing on Friday; the Yale men's cross country team has held a dual meet with Harvard at this time for the past 95 years.

Bulldogs Finish Fourth at Iona Meet of Champions Sep 19, 2009

The Yale men's cross country team performed very well at their first meets of the season on Saturday. The crisp fall day was the perfect backdrop for running at the Iona Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City, where the Elis finished fourth, and for running at the Quinnipiac Invitational in Hamden, Conn.

Bulldogs Finish Sixth at Iona Meet of Champions Sep 19, 2009

The Yale women's cross country team finished sixth at the Iona Meet of Champions Saturday at the renowned Van Cortlandt Park in New York City. Several team members who did not compete in New York competed at the Quinnipiac Invitational in Hamden, Conn. where they finished fourth.

Bulldogs Ready to Open Season Sep 17, 2009

The Yale men's cross country team will compete for this first time of the season this Saturday in two different invitationals: at the 15th Annual Br. John "Paddy" Doyle/ Iona College Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City, and at the Quinnipiac Invitational in Hamden, Conn. These meets will give the team a chance to see what all of its members can achieve this year.

Bulldogs to Compete at Van Cortlandt, Quinnipiac Sep 17, 2009

The Yale women's cross country team will go two different ways this weekend: most of the team will travel to the Bronx in New York City to compete in the 15th Annual Br. John "Paddy" Doyle/ Iona College Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park. Several of the women will be staying nearby to compete at the Quinnipiac Invitational in Hamden, Conn.

Men's Cross Country Outlook 2009 Sep 16, 2009

The 2009 season will be a transition year for the Yale Men's Cross Country Team. "We graduated three of our top four runners from last year's squad," said head coach Dan Ireland. "Jake Gallagher in particular will be tough to replace." This is Ireland's 10th season in charge of the Yale program, and it will be interesting to see who ends up leading the Bulldogs' pack.

Bulldogs Come in Second at Fairfield Invitational Sep 12, 2009

The Yale Women's Cross Country team traveled to Fairfield, Conn. Saturday morning for the Fairfield Invitational. The Bulldogs came in a strong second place finish with 34 points, only six points behind the first-place University of Connecticut team, which finished the meet with 28 points.

Bulldogs Open Season with Fairfield Invitational Sep 9, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's cross country team will plunge into the 2009 season on Saturday at the Fairfield Invitational hosted by Fairfield University. After long indoor and outdoor track seasons, followed by a summer away and then most of August training together, the Bulldogs are ready to return to the long-distance competition of the fall.

Men's, Women's Track and Field Named All-Academic Track and Field Teams Jul 25, 2009

Senior Alex Pessala competed in the men's hammer throw, one of the first events of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field lt;br />Championship on the campus of the University of Arkansas.Rising senior Chris Labosky was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America men's track and field/cross country third team. Labosky, a humanities major, earned a second team All-Ivy nod during the 2008-09 indoor track and field season as a member of the 4x880-yard relay team. The Tallmadge, Ohio native was also an IC4A qualifier in the 800-meter run and the 4x800-meter relay in the outdoor campaign.Both the men's and women's track and field teams were named 2009 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Track and Field Teams.

Labosky Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All American Jun 22, 2009

Senior Alex Pessala competed in the men's hammer throw, one of the first events of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field lt;br />Championship on the campus of the University of Arkansas.Rising senior Chris Labosky was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America men's track and field/cross country third team. Labosky, a humanities major, earned a second team All-Ivy nod during the 2008-09 indoor track and field season as a member of the 4x880-yard relay team. The Tallmadge, Ohio native was also an IC4A qualifier in the 800-meter run and the 4x800-meter relay in the outdoor campaign.

Lachman Closes Strong Career with Top-20 Finish at Nationals Jun 14, 2009

Senior Alex Pessala competed in the men's hammer throw, one of the first events of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field lt;br />Championship on the campus of the University of Arkansas.Rising senior Chris Labosky was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America men's track and field/cross country third team. Labosky, a humanities major, earned a second team All-Ivy nod during the 2008-09 indoor track and field season as a member of the 4x880-yard relay team. The Tallmadge, Ohio native was also an IC4A qualifier in the 800-meter run and the 4x800-meter relay in the outdoor campaign.Both the men's and women's track and field teams were named 2009 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Track and Field Teams.On Thursday, senior Jeffrey Lachman closed his Yale career with a strong performance at the NCAA Division I Championships. The meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas, is the culmination of the collegiate track & field season. Lachman was the lone Bulldog who qualified for this extremely competitive meet, in which he finished 19th overall in the discus throw.

Lachman to Compete at NCAA Championship Jun 11, 2009

Senior Alex Pessala competed in the men's hammer throw, one of the first events of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field lt;br />Championship on the campus of the University of Arkansas.Rising senior Chris Labosky was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America men's track and field/cross country third team. Labosky, a humanities major, earned a second team All-Ivy nod during the 2008-09 indoor track and field season as a member of the 4x880-yard relay team. The Tallmadge, Ohio native was also an IC4A qualifier in the 800-meter run and the 4x800-meter relay in the outdoor campaign.Both the men's and women's track and field teams were named 2009 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Track and Field Teams.On Thursday, senior Jeffrey Lachman closed his Yale career with a strong performance at the NCAA Division I Championships. The meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas, is the culmination of the collegiate track & field season. Lachman was the lone Bulldog who qualified for this extremely competitive meet, in which he finished 19th overall in the discus throw.This entire weekend, Wednesday through Saturday June 10-13, over 1,000 of the best collegiate track & field athletes in the country will converge in Fayetteville, Ark. for the NCAA Division I Championships. The University of Arkansas is hosting this championship meet at the John McDonnell Field. All athletes competing at this meet qualified through one of the four regional championship meets two weekends ago, including senior Jeffrey Lachman in the discus throw.

Grace Competes in Semifinals at NCAA Championships Jun 11, 2009

Senior Alex Pessala competed in the men's hammer throw, one of the first events of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field lt;br />Championship on the campus of the University of Arkansas.Rising senior Chris Labosky was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America men's track and field/cross country third team. Labosky, a humanities major, earned a second team All-Ivy nod during the 2008-09 indoor track and field season as a member of the 4x880-yard relay team. The Tallmadge, Ohio native was also an IC4A qualifier in the 800-meter run and the 4x800-meter relay in the outdoor campaign.Both the men's and women's track and field teams were named 2009 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Track and Field Teams.On Thursday, senior Jeffrey Lachman closed his Yale career with a strong performance at the NCAA Division I Championships. The meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas, is the culmination of the collegiate track & field season. Lachman was the lone Bulldog who qualified for this extremely competitive meet, in which he finished 19th overall in the discus throw.This entire weekend, Wednesday through Saturday June 10-13, over 1,000 of the best collegiate track & field athletes in the country will converge in Fayetteville, Ark. for the NCAA Division I Championships. The University of Arkansas is hosting this championship meet at the John McDonnell Field. All athletes competing at this meet qualified through one of the four regional championship meets two weekends ago, including senior Jeffrey Lachman in the discus throw.On the second day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships, Yale sophomore Kate Grace competed against the best collegiate athletes in the country in the semifinals of the 800-meter run. Grace qualified for the semifinals by placing 16th out of the field of 27 in the preliminary round on Wednesday with an outdoor personal record of 2:05.82. Grace finished eighth in the semifinal heat, earning her 17th place overall.

Grace Qualifies for Semifinals at NCAA Championships Jun 10, 2009

Senior Alex Pessala competed in the men's hammer throw, one of the first events of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field lt;br />Championship on the campus of the University of Arkansas.Rising senior Chris Labosky was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America men's track and field/cross country third team. Labosky, a humanities major, earned a second team All-Ivy nod during the 2008-09 indoor track and field season as a member of the 4x880-yard relay team. The Tallmadge, Ohio native was also an IC4A qualifier in the 800-meter run and the 4x800-meter relay in the outdoor campaign.Both the men's and women's track and field teams were named 2009 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Track and Field Teams.On Thursday, senior Jeffrey Lachman closed his Yale career with a strong performance at the NCAA Division I Championships. The meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas, is the culmination of the collegiate track & field season. Lachman was the lone Bulldog who qualified for this extremely competitive meet, in which he finished 19th overall in the discus throw.This entire weekend, Wednesday through Saturday June 10-13, over 1,000 of the best collegiate track & field athletes in the country will converge in Fayetteville, Ark. for the NCAA Division I Championships. The University of Arkansas is hosting this championship meet at the John McDonnell Field. All athletes competing at this meet qualified through one of the four regional championship meets two weekends ago, including senior Jeffrey Lachman in the discus throw.On the second day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships, Yale sophomore Kate Grace competed against the best collegiate athletes in the country in the semifinals of the 800-meter run. Grace qualified for the semifinals by placing 16th out of the field of 27 in the preliminary round on Wednesday with an outdoor personal record of 2:05.82. Grace finished eighth in the semifinal heat, earning her 17th place overall.The NCAA Track and Field Championships opened with huge crowds on Wednesday at the University of Arkansas' John McDonnell Field, and the Bulldogs were not left out. Yale sophomore Kate Grace (Los Angeles, Calif.), an All-American in the 800-meter run indoors this winter, is on her way to earning that honor outdoors as well. Grace passed through the preliminary round of the Championships with an outdoor personal best that placed her 16th among the 27 competitors and earned her a seat in Thursday's semifinals.

Grace to Compete at NCAA Championships Jun 9, 2009

Senior Alex Pessala competed in the men's hammer throw, one of the first events of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field lt;br />Championship on the campus of the University of Arkansas.Rising senior Chris Labosky was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America men's track and field/cross country third team. Labosky, a humanities major, earned a second team All-Ivy nod during the 2008-09 indoor track and field season as a member of the 4x880-yard relay team. The Tallmadge, Ohio native was also an IC4A qualifier in the 800-meter run and the 4x800-meter relay in the outdoor campaign.Both the men's and women's track and field teams were named 2009 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic Track and Field Teams.On Thursday, senior Jeffrey Lachman closed his Yale career with a strong performance at the NCAA Division I Championships. The meet, hosted by the University of Arkansas, is the culmination of the collegiate track & field season. Lachman was the lone Bulldog who qualified for this extremely competitive meet, in which he finished 19th overall in the discus throw.This entire weekend, Wednesday through Saturday June 10-13, over 1,000 of the best collegiate track & field athletes in the country will converge in Fayetteville, Ark. for the NCAA Division I Championships. The University of Arkansas is hosting this championship meet at the John McDonnell Field. All athletes competing at this meet qualified through one of the four regional championship meets two weekends ago, including senior Jeffrey Lachman in the discus throw.On the second day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships, Yale sophomore Kate Grace competed against the best collegiate athletes in the country in the semifinals of the 800-meter run. Grace qualified for the semifinals by placing 16th out of the field of 27 in the preliminary round on Wednesday with an outdoor personal record of 2:05.82. Grace finished eighth in the semifinal heat, earning her 17th place overall.The NCAA Track and Field Championships opened with huge crowds on Wednesday at the University of Arkansas' John McDonnell Field, and the Bulldogs were not left out. Yale sophomore Kate Grace (Los Angeles, Calif.), an All-American in the 800-meter run indoors this winter, is on her way to earning that honor outdoors as well. Grace passed through the preliminary round of the Championships with an outdoor personal best that placed her 16th among the 27 competitors and earned her a seat in Thursday's semifinals.This week, the track season will finally come to a close for the nation's top athletes. The University of Arkansas will host the NCAA Championships on the John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark. starting on Wednesday. Yale sophomore Kate Grace (Los Angeles, Calif.) will be competing against the country's best 800-meter athletes in this prestigious meet.