January 21, 2010

Bulldogs to See Ivy League Action

Team Competes Against Dartmouth and Columbia on Saturday

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs will face off against fellow Ivy League schools Dartmouth and Columbia in Hanover, N.H., this Saturday. The tri-meet will be the first scored competition of the season. The Bulldogs took home the meet title last year with 86 points and anticipate another win this season.

From the performances at the Yale Intercollegiate Track Classic two weeks ago, the Bulldogs should continue to excel in the jumps. Senior Reynolds Holmes, specializing in the long jump, as well as junior Samba Binagi and sophomore Yifan Chen, specializing in the triple jump, should score for the Bulldogs. The duo of senior David Smith and freshman Mike Levine should also grab points in the throws. 

Senior David Soiles, junior Marty Evans and sophomore Matt Bieszard are emerging as the Bulldogs' specialists in the middle sprints. All three won events at the Dartmouth-Columbia meet last year - Soiles won the 500-meter dash, Evans won the 200-meter dash and Bieszard won the 400-meter dash. The three should also power a formidable squad in the 4x400-meter relay. In the shorter distances, Holmes and senior Nathan Molina have performed well for the Bulldogs in the 60-meter dash in the past.

Senior Remi Ray looks to continue his domination in the 800-meter run. Freshman Chris Ramsey, who is off to a respectable start in his collegiate career already with a win under his belt, will also compete in the 800-meter run. Senior Kevin Brown, who competed in the 3,000-meter run at the last meet, will race in the 1,000-meter run. Most of the distance runners will be running their first meet this season, including senior Chris Labosky in the 1,000-meter run, senior Max Brown, junior Peter Vizcarrondo and freshman Michael Pierce in the mile and senior Max Walden, sophomore Samuel Lynch and freshmen Demetri Goutos and Matthew Thwaites in the 3,000-meter run.

The first race will kick off at 12:00 p.m. Results will be posted on yalebulldogs.com and after the meet.

Report by Miriam Cho '13, Yale Sports Publicity

 

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