On Wednesday, the Yale men's track and field team was selected by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as an All-Academic team for the 2010-2011 season. Teams with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 were selected; the Bulldogs had a cumulative average of 3.40. Yale was one of 90 honorees, including six other Ivy League schools.
Two NCAA Regional qualifiers from the Yale men’s track and field team, Matt Bogdan ’11 and John Van Deventer ’11, have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Track & Field team for their work in the classroom. The USTFCCCA made the announcement Wednesday.
The Yale men's and women's track and field teams traveled abroad for meets at Limerick and Swansea in addition to the traditional Yale-Harvard vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet. Team members blogged about their experiences on yalebulldogs.com.
Jeff Perrella, who finished his Yale career this past fall after advancing all the way to the NCAA Cross Country Championship, has been named first team Capital One Academic All-District 1 in men's track & field/cross country. He was one of 11 first-team selections in the university division of District 1, which includes seven U.S. states in the Northeast plus five Canadian provinces.
The Bulldogs ended their stint at the NCAA East Regional on Saturday with senior John Van Deventer competing in his last collegiate race in the 1,500-meter run and sophomore Mike Levine competing in the discus. Without anyone advancing to nationals, the team concluded their outdoor season with a total of four regional performances.
The Bulldogs closed out the second day of NCAA Regional competition with two performances in the quarterfinal of the 3,000-meter steeplechase by senior Matt Bogdan and junior Nathan Richards. ith neither qualifying for the national meet, Bogdan and Richards gave their last race of the season, and for Bogdan, his last race in Yale uniform.
Making sure that his collegiate run was not over yet, senior John Van Deventer clinched a spot in the finals of the 1,500-meter run on the first day of the NCAA East Regional. If all goes well in finals, Van Deventer could be one of 12 runners in the 1,500-meter run who advance to the national championship.
Four Bulldogs will vie for a chance to qualify for the national championship by competing at the NCAA East Regional this weekend. Indiana University will host the regional meet at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on May 26-28. The top 48 athletes in each event were selected to compete.
Four Bulldogs will compete at the NCAA East Regional based on their top-48 performances in the region this season. The regional meet will be hosted by Indiana University on May 26-28 in Bloomington, Ind.
Sophomore Mike Levine came through again for the Bulldogs on the second day of IC4A Championships with his third-place finish in the discus. The Bulldogs also had several individual and relay performances to close out their stint at IC4As.
The Bulldogs opened the IC4A Championships with performances in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by junior Nathan Richards and senior Matt Bogdan. The IC4As, held at Princeton’s Weaver Track and Field Stadium, features athletes from the region who have met the outdoor qualifying standards.
Although the Ivy League Heptagonals Championships may have been the biggest team meet of the year, many Bulldogs will have the opportunity to try for even better performances without the pressure of Heptagonals at the IC4A Championships on May 13-15. The meet, hosted by Princeton, will feature athletes from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions who have met the IC4A qualifying standards. Seven individuals and all three relay teams will compete for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs held their annual banquet on Tuesday to reflect on the season and recognize senior captain Marty Evans and senior John Van Deventer, who made special contributions to the team. By a team vote, junior Matthew Bieszard was also announced as team captain for the 2011-12 season.
Sophomore Mike Levine earned first team All-Ivy Honors after his winning performance in the discus at the Ivy League Heptagonals Championships last weekend, hosted by Yale. All-Ivy selections are based on performances from Heptagonals, with the event winners earning first team honors and runners up earning second team honors.
Day two of Ivy League Heptagonals Championships did not disappoint as the Bulldogs brought out their best performances, highlighted by sophomore Mike Levine’s win in the discus. Four other individuals, as well as all three relay teams, scored. The Bulldogs placed fifth with 44 points. Princeton won the meet with 197 points, breaking Cornell’s eight-year long streak.
The name of the game was to qualify as the Bulldogs competed to make it to finals on the first day of the 76th Ivy League Heptagonals Championships. Lightning delays at the Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track cost over a two-hour delay, which had athletes warming up multiple times for postponed events. After day one, Princeton was the leader with 68 points.
Amidst finals and end-of-the-year events, the Bulldogs will buckle down this weekend for the annual Ivy League Heptagonals Championships. Yale will host the much-anticipated meet at Cuyler Athletic Complex and Dwyer Track from May 7-8. The conference championship will feature all eight Ivy League schools in its 76th year of competition.
Spring weather finally arrived in time for the Bulldogs’ Springtime Invitational at Dewitt-Cuyler Track and Field Complex on Sunday. As the last meet for those not competing in post-season, many athletes peaked with their best performances, ending the season on a strong note. Those competing in post-season also had another chance to test their legs on the track that will serve as the site of Ivy League Heptagonals.
The Bulldogs competed in their final relay at the world-renowned Penn Relays on Saturday. After dominating the open class division of the distance medley relay on Friday with the fifth-fastest time for Yale outdoor, the distance runners came back to race the college division of the 4x800-meter relay.
The Bulldogs opened the historic Penn Relays with season best performances in the relays and throws. The 117th Penn Relays, which is the oldest and longest running track and field event in the U.S., is one of the Bulldogs’ season highlights as they compete amongst some of the best athletes in the nation at UPenn’s Franklin Field.
As post-season nears, the Bulldogs will have one last week to compete before gearing up for Heptagonals Championships. The team has two meets this weekend, first traveling to Philadelphia with a select group competing in the Penn Relays, one of the world’s most renowned track and field events. The rest of the team will compete in the Springtime Invitational at home on Sunday.
After a Friday night of impressive performances from the distance squad, the Bulldogs came back with high expectations for day two of Princeton’s Larry Ellis Invitational. Although most of the team did not compete, the group who did brought in several top spots and PRs in one of the largest meets of the season so far.
The distance runners stole the show on Friday night with a streak of school records and personal bests at the Larry Ellis Invitational, hosted by Princeton. With more than 35 teams competing, the meet’s Friday Night Races gave the Bulldogs a chance to compete in a selective field of distance runners who had met the meet standards. The team landed a sweep of personal and season bests in every race they entered in.
The Bulldogs have a busy weekend ahead of them in one of the first large meets of the outdoor season at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton, with more than 35 teams competing. In addition to Princeton, the Bulldogs will have the chance to compete against most of the other Ivy League schools, including Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard and Penn. The two-day invitational also features the Friday Night Races, reserved for distance runners who have met the meet standards. This will be the team’s second time at the Tigers’ Weaver Stadium, which will be the site of outdoor IC4A Championships in post-season.
At Saturday’s Harvard-Yale meet, the Bulldogs had to dig deep as conditions dipped to the 40s and up to 35 mph winds at DeWitt-Cuyler Track. Both teams had an extra incentive, as the top two finishers in each event will travel to England in the summer to compete in the biannual Harvard-Yale-Oxford-Cambridge meet. Despite the Harvard win, the Bulldogs proved their mental toughness with six wins and many other top spots, totaling a score of 57 points.
One of the most anticipated events of the outdoor season will grace Dewitt-Cuyler track this Saturday at the annual Harvard-Yale dual meet. With eight consecutive victories since 2003, the Bulldogs are looking for their ninth win in a tradition that has been going on since 1891.
The Bulldogs brought a smaller contingency to the UConn Husky Invitational on Saturday, but ended the day with numerous personal bests across the board. The strong performances throughout the day bode a positive outlook going into the highly anticipated Harvard-Yale meet next weekend.
Nearing the halfway point of the season, the Bulldogs will compete at the nearby UConn Husky Invitational this weekend before hosting the annual Harvard-Yale meet on April 16. After several impressive performances at Princeton last weekend, the Bulldogs are buckling down for the latter part of outdoor season.
The distance runners braved the cold and rain in the Friday Night Races at the Sam Howell Invitational, hosted by Princeton. Only those who had met the meet standards had the privilege to compete in the races.