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Kate Grace '11 Caps Off Competition at IAAF World Champs

Kate Grace. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kate Grace. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

LONDON – It was a tough night for Yale alum Kate Grace '11 at the IAAF World Championships. Running in the first heat of the semifinal of the 1,500-meter run, she was up against some of the world's all-time best. Among her competition was the world record holder in this event, Genzebe Dibaba, as well as other strong athletes. Unfortunately, Grace finished outside of qualifying, running 4:16.70 for 11th.

Though Grace was not able to advance, her fellow American teammate Jenny Simpson qualified for the 12-woman final, which will take place Monday at 9:50 p.m. EST. The results of this weekend's meet can be found at this link.


Report by Ariel A. Sanchez '19, Yale Sports Publicity