With the best team grade-point average in the country, Yale was honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday as an All-Academic Track & Field Team. The Bulldogs GPA of 3.42 placed them well above the cut-off point of 3.0 for All-Academic team recognition. Right behind the Bulldogs were Lipscomb (3.39) and the University of San Francisco. The next two best Ivy League schools were Dartmouth (3.32) and Harvard (3.27).
Five Yale student-athletes were named to the 2010 Division I All‐Academic
Track & Field team, announced by the USTFCCCA Thursday. Yales honorees were rising senior Matthew Bogdan (Latham, N.Y.), Eric DePalo 10 (Westborough, Mass.), Alex Harris 10 (Brentwood, Tenn.), Chris Labosky 10 (Tallmadge, Ohio) and rising sophomore Mike Levine (Commack, N.Y.).
Chris Labosky 10 has been selected to the 2010 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Team, which was announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is the second straight year earning the honor for Labosky, who was a third-team selection in 2009 and a first-team selection this year. He was the lone honoree from the Ivy League and is the first Bulldog to earn first-team honors since Thomas Hocker 02 in 2002.
The NCAA Championships will open in Eugene, Ore., on June 9, and senior Chris Labosky will be competing in the semifinals of the 800-meter run. Labosky earned his berth by finishing 10th overall at the NCAA Regional Competition in Greensboro, N.C. on May 28.
Chris Labosky 10 has been selected to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Men's Track & Field/Cross Country First Team, which was announced Thursday. This is the third time Labosky has earned this award, and he now advances to the ballot for CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American honors.
The Bulldogs finished out competition at the NCAA East Regional with three performances on the final day: senior Alex Harris and junior Matt Bogdan in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and freshman Mike Levine in the discus.
Senior Chris Labosky's phenomenal season continued as he qualified for the NCAA National Championships in the 800-meter run at the NCAA East Regional on Friday night. The Bulldogs also finished their second day of competition with a regional debut from junior Marty Evans in the 200-meter dash. Senior Alex Harris and junior Matt Bogdan were also scheduled to compete in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, but inclement weather postponed the race to Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
The Bulldogs concentrated on making it past the preliminary rounds on the first day of NCAA East Regional Championships, with senior Chris Labosky advancing to the finals of the 800-meter run. The meet, hosted by North Carolina A&T, is one of two regional meets to qualify for the National Championships on June 9-12.
Six seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Travis Henry (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) of the football team and Allison Mak (Richmond Hill, Ont.) of the gymnastics team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Chris Labosky (Tallmadge, Ohio) of the mens cross country and track & field teams and Julia Weiser (Houston, Texas) of the field hockey team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Stephanie Colantonio (Watertown, Mass.) of the field hockey team and Ben Wescoe (La Jolla, Calif.) of the mens golf team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
hile the season has ended for most of the Bulldogs, several athletes are staying on to train for the NCAA Division I East Regional Championships on May 27-29. The meet, hosted by North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C., will feature more than 200 schools east of the Mississippi and 2,500 athletes vying to qualify for NCAA Nationals.
The trio of seniors Eric DePalo, Alex Harris and Chris Labosky capped off their collegiate careers with All-East honors from the IC4A Championships held at Princeton last weekend. The top eight athletes in each event earn All-East recognition.
The Bulldogs competed on the final day of IC4A Championships with senior Chris Labosky in the 800-meter run and junior David Smith in the shot put. The Bulldogs came in 38th place overall with eight points.
The Bulldogs had an action-packed day on the second day of IC4A Championships at Princeton, with two relays and seven individuals competing. Several highlights included senior Eric DePalo scoring in the pole vault and senior Chris Labosky qualifying for the finals of the 800-meter run. Many other Bulldogs also put on strong showings in some of their final performances of the season.
The Bulldogs competed in the first day of IC4A Championships with three performances in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The meet, hosted by Princeton, gives a select group of Bulldogs the chance to compete against some of the best athletes in the region.
Although last weeks Heptagonals Championships at Princeton marked the end of the season for most Bulldogs, many of them will have the opportunity to return to Princeton and compete at the IC4A Championships on May 14-16. The meet will feature athletes from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions who have met the qualifying standards for their events. Eleven individuals and both sprint relays will represent the Bulldogs. From the performances at Heptagonals last weekend, the team looks ready to put on even stronger performances at IC4As.
The Bulldogs gathered on Tuesday evening at their annual banquet to reflect on the season and award several individuals who made special contributions to the team: senior Reynolds Holmes, senior Chris Labosky and junior Marty Evans. By a team vote, Evans was also announced as the 2010-11 team captain at the conclusion of the banquet.
Six Bulldogs earned All-Ivy honors based on their performance at Heptagonals Championships last weekend in Princeton, N.J. on May 8-9. The event winners earn first-team All-Ivy status with the runners up taking a spot on the second team.
After two days of competition, the Bulldogs placed fourth with 64 points at the annual Heptagonal Championships, hosted by Princeton on Saturday and Sunday. Cornell took the team title with 188 points with Princeton in second with 152 points. The fourth-place finish, which is an improvement from both indoor season Heptagonals and last years outdoor Heptagonals, bodes well for a strong Bulldog team in the upcoming years.
Battling through Saturdays strong winds, the Bulldogs put on a strong showing on the first day of the 75th annual Heptagonals Championships at Princeton. More than half of the athletes who competed made season bests or PRs and, while the sprinters have at least one person competing in the finals of each event. The seniors especially came through to put the Bulldogs in good position for tomorrows competition.
For the past two weeks, the Bulldogs have been gearing up for the most anticipated meet of the outdoor season, the 75th annual Heptagonals Championships. This years event will be hosted by Princeton at Weaver Stadium on May 8-9. The timing of the meet poses somewhat of a challenge for the Bulldogs with academic finals also starting this week, but head coach David Shoehalter said they have continued to put in quality practices in the last few weeks.
On Sunday, the Bulldogs had one last chance to sharpen their skills before post-season at the Yale Springtime Invitational. It was also the last meet for the seniors at home in the Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex. The meet hosted several teams from the Northeast area, including Ivy League schools Dartmouth and Harvard. Many of the athletes made PRs as a springboard going into post-season.
The Bulldogs had their busiest day of the Penn Relays on Friday, competing in four field events and three relays. The Penn Relays were an opportunity for a select group of Bulldogs to race at one of the most renowned track and field events in the U.S., and several of them took some of the top spots in their divisions.
The Bulldogs opened the first day of the 116th Penn Relays with several individual performances in the distance events. The Penn Relays, which is the oldest and longest running track and field event in the U.S., gives the Bulldogs the opportunity to race against some of the best competition in the nation on the historic Franklin Field at UPenn.
This week, several Bulldogs will have the chance to compete in the Penn Relays, one of the most renowned track and field meets in the world, from April 22-25. The team will also host the Yale Springtime Invitational at Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex on April 25. After defeating Harvard at the annual Harvard-Yale dual meet last week, the Bulldogs are heading into the last two regular season meets before Heptagonals Championships in early May.
The Bulldogs pulled off another victory against Harvard at the annual Harvar-Yale dual meet on Saturday, making it their eighth consecutive win. With a total of 86 points, they beat the Crimson by nine points with several key performances, including senior Eric DePalos feat of winning three events. Many athletes also achieved PRs and season bests. With all of the individual performances, team captain junior Jeff Perrella said the team worked together to beat its longtime rival.
The Bulldogs will face off against Harvard this Saturday at home in their annual dual meet, a tradition that has been going on since 1891. The Bulldogs are aiming for their eighth consecutive victory after dominating the Crimson at last years meet by 51 points. The meet will also give the chance for several athletes to compete in a low-key atmosphere before participating in the nationally acclaimed Penn Relays next week. Since it is a dual meet, head coach David Shoehalter said the team will focus on placement rather than times and marks.
Even though the Bulldogs aimed for a more conservative meet this Saturday, the team still placed third with 101 points out of 11 teams at the UMass Nine-Way Meet. In addition to not having any of their distance runners competing, the remaining athletes competed in fewer events in order to prepare for the second half of outdoor season. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs took home many top spots across the board.
The Bulldogs will travel to Amherst, Mass., on Saturday to compete in the UMass Nine-Way Meet. After driving through the start of the outdoor season with two very strong meets, head coach David Shoehalter said the team will have a more conservative meet this weekend. Nevertheless, many Bulldogs are going into the meet with some of the top spots on the performance list.
The Bulldogs put on an impressive first day at the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday, hosted by Princeton. The team showed their strength in the throwing and distance events, even when competing against the Tigers, this years indoor Heptagonals champion. The Bulldogs strong performance at the Weaver Track and Field Stadium is also a good sign for the rest of the season, since outdoor Heptagonals will later be held there in postseason.