No Longer A Rival


As the Harvard and Yale teams bounded across the United Kingdom in preparation for the traditional competition against Cambridge and Oxford, Yale coach David Shoehalter got a close look at how the Harvard team and staff worked.

He was clearly impressed with Crimson assistant coach Amy Gosztyla, who worked primarily with the men’s and women’s middle distance and distance runners. So impressed that he just hired her to join the Bulldogs.

“We’re thrilled to have brought Amy in to lead our women’s cross country and middle distance and distance runners,” said Shoehalter. “I got the chance to see her ‘in action’ during the two weeks that we were in Ireland and the U.K. along with the Harvard team. There’s no doubt in my mind that we found the best person for the job.”

During her brief stint with the Crimson, Gosztyla coached six NCAA Championship qualifiers and five Ivy League Heptagonal champions. Her runners set 10 school records and, under her guidance, the women’s cross country team finished as runners-up at 2009 Heps Cross Country.

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