A Sportive Spring

Spring sports roundup

Softball

The softballers (19-21, 11-1 Ivy) tore through the Ivy competition to win the league title easily. Seven players made the all-Ivy team, and shortstop Deborah Abeles ’00 was named Ivy League Player of the Year. But at the NCAA Regional Cham­pionships, Oklahoma and Northwestern overpowered the Crimson by 11-0 and 9-6, respectively.

Baseball

The baseball team (18-25, 10-10 Ivy) relinquished its league title to Princeton this year. Catcher Brian Lentz ’02 made the all-Ivy First Team.

Track and Field

The Crimson women took third place while the men came in eighth at the Heptagonals. The NCAA Championships produced several outstanding individual performances. Senior Darren Dineen repeated as an all-Am­er­ican, finishing eighth in the 800-meter final with a personal record time of 1:47.35. Brenda Taylor ’01 was another repeat all-American; she finished seventh in the 400-meter hurdles, having clocked a personal best of 57.25 seconds in an earlier heat. National indoor high-jump champion Dora Gyorffy ’01 took second in the outdoor high jump with a 1.87 meter leap, finishing behind Erin Aldrich of Texas, who cleared 1.90. Junior Chris Clev­er grabbed fourteenth place in the javelin.

Sailing

Sailors from Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge meet in July in a four-way regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight, a competition for the inaugural Atlantic Cup. Each university will enter two Sonar yachts, each sailed by four people—the teams can include both women and men —in a variation on America’s Cup-style racing. The Cambridge University Sailing Team, which organized the three-day regatta, hopes the event will find a corporate sponsor and become an annual affair, on alternate sides of the Atlantic.   

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