May 9, 2013

Levine Named Second-Team All-Ivy

Placed Second in Discus at Final Heps of Career

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The Yale men's track and field team's own senior Mike Levine added yet another achievement to his already impressive resume after his performance at the outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. Levine's second-place showing in the discus throw got him named to the All-Ivy Second Team. Levine had already been named First-Team All-Ivy twice in his esteemed collegiate career by winning back-to-back Ivy League discus championships his sophomore and junior years.

Although several Bulldogs registered memorable performances during Heps, Levine stole the show on both Friday and Saturday, placing third in the hammer throw on the first day and second in the discus on the second. 

Two of Levine's five tosses in the hammer throw broke his season-best mark, and his final measurement (185'11"—56.67m) was not too far off his personal record in the event. In the discus, Levine did set a new personal record with his toss of 182'5" (55.61m). Levine finished only behind Penn freshman Sam Mattis, who broke the 21-year old Heps record in the event.

As usual, Levine has had a stellar outdoor season, competing in both the discus and hammer throws. He has yet to place lower than fourth in any event and has five first-place finishes—three in the discus and two in the hammer throw. 

In his final collegiate season, Levine will be seeking to continue his streak of top performances through the IC4As next weekend, where he will likely be competing in both the discus and hammer throw. Last year, Levine placed third in the discus at the IC4As and went on to compete in the event at the NCAA Championships, placing 22nd.

Report by Zach Schloss '15, Yale Sports Publicity