Fencers finish 5th at IFA Championships

By Edward Shaw Staff Reporter Undermanned and injured, the Bulldog fencers struggled to follow up on their triumph at H-Y-Ps as they competed at the Intercollegiate Fencing Association Championships Mar. 2-3. Yale finished fifth overall as the Eli women placed fourth in the 3-weapon event while the men took seventh. Perennial powerhouse St. John’s University […]

Bulldogs unhappy with results at Heps

In a gathering of the Ivy League’s best at the 2002 Heptagonal Indoor Track Championships Feb. 23-24, the men’s and women’s track teams struggled to eighth and sixth place finishes, respectively. Host Cornell scored 113 points, 12 more than second place Harvard and 67 more than the Bulldogs, to win on the women’s side. In […]

W. swimming enjoys a record-breaking weekend

At this weekend’s Ivy Championships, Eli swimmers turned in some record-breaking performances which, unfortunately, did not translate into team victory. Yale finished fourth behind Princeton, Brown and host Harvard, respectively. The Bulldogs were over 250 points ahead of fifth place Columbia and only 101 points behind the victorious Tigers. But it was the showings of […]

Fencers compete at Junior Olympics

While the world’s best winter athletes battled it out in Salt Lake City, three Yale fencers traveled to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the Junior Olympic Championships over the weekend. Squaring off against competitors from across the nation, women’s captain Zane Selkirk ’04, Erica Korb ’05 and Byron Igoe ’04 achieved strong finishes as each […]

Track teams come up short at H-Y-Ps

Despite strong individual performances, the men’s and women’s track teams suffered losses at the hands of arch-rivals Harvard and Princeton on Saturday in Cambridge, Mass. In the women’s meet the final score stood at 61 for Harvard, 58 for Princeton, and 40 for Yale. The women entered the meet at an immediate disadvantage, lacking participants […]

Tough conditions can’t stop m. tennis at UNM

Braving high altitude and a host of key injuries, the men’s tennis team split a pair of matches in New Mexico last weekend against the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University. Leaving Thursday, the Bulldogs (2-1) did not have much time to adjust to the dehydrating conditions in Albuquerque, N.M. by Friday’s […]

Equestrian, polo teams lobby for facilities upgrade

The Yale polo and equestrian teams have begun a large-scale letter-writing campaign to gain support for the renovation of Yale’s Equestrian and Polo Center. The team began the proposal process to upgrade the center, which is located between the field hockey and men’s lacrosse fields, two years ago when equestrian team president Leah Sartorius ’02 […]

Around the world of Yale club sports

Sailing The Yale sailing team is continuing a tradition of excellence that includes four collegiate national championships and five Olympic medals. It is currently in the midst of its best season in over a decade. The squad, which is a member of the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association, practices four hours a day, four days […]

O’Neill sisters: Identical portraits of greatness

All-American athletes are few and far between. Twin All-Americans on the same team are downright extraordinary. The women’s cross country team is lucky enough to find such a dynamic duo. Identical twins Kate and Laura O’Neill, both of the Class of 2003, lead a strong Bulldog squad attempting to improve on last season’s seventh place […]

W. tennis reaches semifinals of ECACs

Often the sports world is unpredictable. This weekend, however, the 19th Annual ECAC Division I Women’s Invitational Tennis Championship played out as expected Sunday in Princeton, N.J. The top four seeds in the 16-team tournament — Harvard, the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale –reached the semifinals as expected. The Bulldogs, seeded […]

Club teams also bleed Bulldog blue

This year, over 300 Yalies from 35 Bulldog teams will take to the fields, courts and pools to compete for Eli glory at the club level. Here are brief updates on four of the fall club teams: Men’s Ultimate Frisbee The men’s ultimate team, Superfly, is a completely student-run program coached and captained by seniors […]

Abbott reigns high above net

Every sport has its signature game-changing play: a home run in baseball, a slam dunk in basketball, an interception in football. On the volleyball court, a successful block can turn what looks to be a sure kill for one team into a victory for the other. Volleyball captain Carissa Abbott ’02 possesses that big-play ability. […]