Elis win four Invite events

After a year plagued by anemia and a tumor on her heart, Vanessa Mazandi ’05 regained her place in the top ranks of the middle distance runners on the women’s track team. On Saturday Mazandi and her teammates joined a number of runners from schools around the region to compete at Coxe Cage at the […]

Alberts ’04 is headed to MLS Combine

Like almost every little kid who ever played a sport, Jay Alberts ’04, a midfielder on the men’s soccer team, dreamed of playing his sport professionally. While most kids must eventually give up that dream, Alberts will soon get a chance to fulfill it. A panel composed mainly of Division I college and Major League […]

Friedman debuts film on Israeli fence

Not even Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas Friedman had seen the final cut of his film documenting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before he viewed it with approximately 100 Yale students and Davenport College fellows Tuesday night. Friedman, who writes a foreign affairs column for The New York Times, screened his new hour-long Discovery Channel documentary, “Straddling the […]


Kiernan, Meyer run Nat’ls

Last Monday, while Harvard students went to class and most Yale students slept off a weekend of debauchery, Cara Kiernan ’07 and Luke Meyer ’05 braved sub-freezing temperatures and a sub-zero wind chill to compete in the NCAA Cross Country Championship. In the race hosted by the University of Northern Iowa, Kiernan finished 61st out […]

Meyer, Kiernan qualify for NCAA Championship

While both the men’s and women’s cross country teams saved their best team races of the season for this past weekend, both fell short of qualifying for the Nov. 24 NCAA Championship. But each team will send its number one runner to the race next Monday. On Saturday, the Bulldogs competed in the NCAA Northeast […]

NCAA tourney bid on the line for x-country

After a recent streak of unlucky falls, members of the women’s cross country team hope their luck will change this weekend and allow them to receive a bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championship Nov. 24. The Eli women will join the men’s cross country team in traveling to Franklin Park in Boston to compete […]

Bulldog marathon runners go the distance

In last Sunday’s New York Marathon, Martin Lel placed first overall, running 2:10:30 to win $108,000 and a car. He ran 26.2 consecutive miles averaging 4:59 per mile. That is equivalent to just over 105 laps around a track, 75 seconds per lap, but with hills. More than seven hours later, the last finisher, Elizah […]

Fortune foils w. x-country at Heps

Despite a trip to the emergency room for one runner and a traumatic fall in the back woods of Van Cortlandt Park in New York for another, the women’s cross country team managed to finish in the top half of the Ivy League at the Heptagonal Championships last Friday. The Bulldogs finished fourth, their lowest […]

W. x-country plans to attack hills at Heps

For most athletes, Wheaties is the Breakfast of Champions. But tomorrow, women’s cross country runner Melissa Donais ’06, who will compete at Heps at Van Cortlandt Park, will opt for something more organic. “Van Cortlandt Park is all about the hills, and I eat hills for breakfast,” Donais said. On Friday, the Bulldogs will compete […]

Elis grab 16th at Pre-Nationals

In a race in which one woman ran off the course into a spectator’s arms and another stopped mid-race in tears before restarting, the women’s cross country team managed to overcome a near-disastrous fall of its own. The Bulldogs competed in the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet, one of the biggest and most intense races in the […]

W. x-country heads to Pre-Nats

For Melissa Donais ’06, the cross country race is a war of attrition. “It’s all about beating as many people as possible,” Donais said. “It’s all about finding a girl in front of you and tracking her down, then going for the next girl and the next.” Tomorrow the women’s cross country team will compete […]

O’Neills stay on winning track

On Columbus Day, twins Kate O’Neill ’03 and Laura O’Neill ’03 found themselves in a familiar place. The sisters returned to their home state of Massachusetts to compete against 5,160 other runners, including some of the fastest women in the country, in the largest all-female 10K race in America. Kate O’Neill took second and Laura […]