Spring into Sports
Track and Field Senior Brenda Taylor (see "Sprinter, Taylor, Hurdler (High)," May-June, page 83), ran a personal best 55.88 seconds to...
Track and Field
Senior Brenda Taylor (see "Sprinter, Taylor, Hurdler (High)," May-June, page 83), ran a personal best 55.88 seconds to win the NCAA 400-meter hurdles championship at the University of Oregon--her first national title. (She finished seventh at last year's NCAAs.) Dora Gyorffy '01 won the NCAA title in the high jump, clearing 1.90 meters to add an outdoor championship to her 1999 indoor title.
The heavyweight crews swept all three events at the Harvard-Yale Regatta, the varsity rowing the four miles in 18:55.6 to beat Yale by 37.1 seconds. At the Eastern Sprints, the Crimson heavies came in second, less than a length behind Princeton. The freshman eight won the Sprints and entered the Temple Cup at Henley. The men's lightweight varsity won the national title at the IRA regatta. After finishing third at the Sprints, the lightweights switched to a new Elite shell and upset Yale by less than a second. The crew has won six national championships since 1991, all in odd-numbered years.
The Radcliffe heavies earned a trip to the NCAA regatta, where they finished last in the petite final and twelfth overall.
The racquetmen (14-8, 6-1 Ivy) pulled out their last two Ivy matches, tying Columbia to share the league title. In the first round of the NCAA Division I tournament, Notre Dame blanked the Crimson 4-0, at Harvard. The netwomen (12-9, 5-2 Ivy) came in third in the Ivies, behind Penn and Yale.
Baseball and Softball
The baseball team (17-26, 11-9 Ivy) finished third in the Ivy Red Rolfe division behind Dartmouth and Brown. The softballers (21-20, 11-5 Ivy) ended the regular season with the same 11-3 record as Cornell, but in a playoff, the Big Red bested the Crimson, 5-2 and 3-2, to win an NCAA berth.
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