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Yale to Compete at ECAC Championships

Lillian Enes. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Lillian Enes. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A small group of middle distance runners and sprinters for the Yale women's track and field team will head to Boston to compete at the ECAC Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend as they look to build off individual performances from last weekend's Ivy League Heptagonal Championships that included personal bests and podium finishes.

Among those set to race on Saturday are first-year phenoms Jocelyn Chau and Samantha Friborg. Chau, who finished fourth in the 1,000 meter run at the Ivy League championships, will compete in the mile in hopes of bettering her previous time this season of 4:47.74, while Friborg will return to the track to run another 800 meter race. The last time the talented duo raced at Boston University both cracked into the top-10 Yale all time lists in their respective events.

Also competing in the mile will be sophomore Kayley DeLay, who ran the mile leg of the Distance Medley Relay at the Heptagonal Championships and anchored her team to a fifth-place finish. DeLay, who mainly focuses on the 3,000 meters, will use this race as a tune up before the outdoor season begins.

The 1,000 meter run this weekend will feature middle-distance specialists junior Arianna Lord and sophomore Megan Quimby. Lord raced in the 1,000 meters last weekend clocking a 2:54.84, but will likely be looking to shave time off of her personal best of 2:53.02, which she ran at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational earlier this season. Quimby has just one 1,000 meter race under her belt this season, but displayed promising talent in the event with a converted time of 2:52.50 from Princeton's track.

Rounding out the middle distance events, DeLay, sophomore Angele Kelly, Lord and track captain Emma Lower will also run a distance medley relay.

In the shorter events, junior Lillian Enes and sophomore Addison Coy will be running in the 400 meters and 500 meters respectively. Enes is coming off a third-place finish in the 400 meters from last weekend  and will look to improve upon her 55.55 second personal best, which she recorded at ECACs last year.

After narrowly missing the finals of the 500 last Saturday, Coy still enters this Saturday's competition having twice secured gold in the event during this season at the Yale Season Opener and the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet.

Running events begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and live results can be found here.