2013-14 Yale Men's Track and Field News

April 12, 2014
Ivankovic and Shirvell Record First-Place Finishes at Harvard-Yale Meet
Competing in its third outdoor meet of the 2014 season, the Yale men’s track and field team compiled some strong performances in the 111th annual Harvard-Yale meet on Saturday, despite falling to the Crimson by a score of 104 to 34. The rivalry meet between Harvard and Yale is one of the most anticipated events of each team’s season, and this year’s meet—held in Cambridge, Mass.—featured several of the best athletes the Ivy League has to offer.

April 10, 2014
Bulldogs Head to Cambridge to Take on Rival Crimson
After putting on a solid showing at Princeton’s Sam Howell Invitational last weekend, the Yale men’s track and field team will head to Cambridge, Mass., this weekend for the annual Harvard-Yale dual meet on Saturday. The meet will be the Bulldogs’ third of the outdoor season.

April 5, 2014
Bulldogs’ 4x400-Meter Relay Team Finishes Fourth in Princeton
After having just six of its members compete on Friday, the Yale men’s track and field team was in full force on the second and final day of Princeton’s Sam Howell Invitational on Saturday. The Bulldogs encountered a wide range of competition at the meet, including all seven of their Ivy League rivals.

April 4, 2014
Sullivan Takes Second in Pole Vault at Sam Howell
The Yale men’s track and field team opened competition at the annual Sam Howell Invitational on Friday. The meet, held at Princeton’s Weaver Stadium, pits Yale against a massive field—around 1,000 athletes in total—that includes all seven of its Ivy League rivals. With most of the weekend’s events scheduled for Saturday, the few Bulldogs who were slated to perform on Friday came out seeking to set the tone for the team this weekend.

April 4, 2014
Dooney Runs Second-Fastest 10,000-Meters in Yale History
As most members of the Yale men’s track and field team competed at the Sam Howell Invitational in Princeton, N.J., on Friday, three Bulldogs ran in the 30th annual Stanford Invitational, held across the country in Stanford, Calif. The meet served as an opportunity for the trio to gain experience against an unusually deep and talented field that included around 3,000 athletes and teams from four of the top five ranked outdoor track and field teams in the country: Arkansas, Florida State, Oregon and Texas A&M. Although the Stanford Invitational continues on Saturday, all three of the Elis’ events took place on Friday.

April 2, 2014
Dooney, Shirvell and Tomlin Make Cross-Country Trip for Stanford Invitational
While the other members of the Yale men’s track and field team compete in Princeton, N.J., this weekend, sophomore Kevin Dooney, senior James Shirvell and sophomore Duncan Tomlin will fly to California to compete at the 30th annual Stanford Invitational.

April 2, 2014
Elis Head to Princeton for Sam Howell Invitational
The Yale men’s track and field team will make the short trip to Princeton, N.J., this weekend, as it prepares for the Sam Howell Invitational. The annual meet, which holds events on both Friday and Saturday, generally attracts around 1,000 student-athletes from schools from across the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic, including several Ivy League schools. The unscored meet—the Elis’ second outdoor meet of the season—will serve as a warm-up for some of the Bulldogs’ upcoming scored meets, such as their showdown with Harvard on Apr. 12.

March 22, 2014
Bulldogs Wrap up Shamrock Invitational in Impressive Fashion
The Yale men’s track and field team competed in a variety of events on day three of the Shamrock Invitational, hosted by Coastal Carolina. Despite not bringing a full team to the outdoor meet, the Bulldogs finished the weekend in 19th with 20.5 points. Army came out on top at the end of the day, finishing first with 108.75 points.

March 21, 2014
Hurdlers Compete on Day Two of Shamrock Invitational
The Yale men’s track and field team continued competition at Coastal Carolina’s Shamrock Invitational on Friday. The Bulldogs officially opened their outdoor season on Thursday, when freshman Luke Persichetti placed 28th in the hammer throw. On the meet’s second day, it was the Elis’ hurdlers’ turn to take to the track.

March 20, 2014
Bulldogs Open Outdoor Season at Shamrock Invitational
The Yale men’s track and field team opened its outdoor season on Thursday at the Shamrock Invitational, hosted by Coastal Carolina. The annual meet—which will continue on Friday and Saturday—has brought together a geographically varied collection of schools, including Army, Charleston, Dartmouth, Manhattan, North Carolina-Wilmington, North Dakota, Rutgers, South Carolina and many others.

March 9, 2014
Dooney Runs Second-Fastest 3,000 Meter in Yale History
The 2014 IC4A Championships hosted by Boston University came to a close on Sunday, with Yale finishing in 26th place (7 points) out of 41 teams. Sophomore Kevin Dooney emerged as the meet’s star with his astounding performance in the 3,000-meter run.

March 8, 2014
Randon Qualifies for IC4A One Mile Finals
With Saturday concluded the second day of the 2014 IC4A Championships, hosted by Boston University.

March 6, 2014
Bulldogs Head to Boston for IC4As
Coming off a strong performance at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps), the Yale men’s indoor track and field team will continue with postseason competition when it travels to Boston for the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships on March 8-9. The IC4A is a super-conference administered by the Eastern College Athletic Conference including schools from across the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. Athletes had the opportunity to qualify for the meet in various events by reaching certain entry standards during the course of the season. Overall, 11 Bulldogs—as well as teams in all three relay events—have qualified for this year’s meet, although the Yale coaching staff has not yet finalized who will be competing in which events this weekend. Stakes are a bit higher this year than in years past, as, for the first time, athletes that place in the top six in certain events at the indoor IC4As will automatically qualify for spots at the outdoor IC4As in May.

March 2, 2014
Dooney Runs Fastest 5,000-Meter Indoor Race in School History
The Yale men’s track and field team finished off one of its best indoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) performances in the past few years with several strong performances on Sunday, day two of the annual meet. Competing at Dartmouth’s Leverone Field House, the Bulldogs managed to tally 24 points—their best indoor Heps score since 2011—and finish in eighth place. Cornell (145 points) and Princeton (117) finished first and second at the meet for the second consecutive year. Harvard (95), Columbia (64), Brown (62) and Dartmouth (53) took third through sixth place, respectively, while Yale nearly overtook seventh-place Penn (28). After finishing Saturday in eighth place, the Elis used a few impressive individual scores to move up into seventh place for much of the day on Sunday, before falling back into eighth during the relay events at the end of the day.

March 2, 2014
Alexandre Named Second Team All-Ivy
Yale men’s track and field team freshman Marc-Andre Alexandre ensured continued his impressive debut season by earning second team All-Ivy honors at the indoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) this weekend. Alexandre earned the honor thanks to his second-place finish in the 400-meter dash final on Sunday.

March 1, 2014
Sullivan Scores on Day One of Heps
With only four events completed and scored, the Yale men’s indoor track and field team tallied four points on day one of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) on Saturday, recording one top-four finish and sending three athletes through to Sunday’s final-round events.

February 27, 2014
Bulldogs Headed to Hanover for Heptagonal Championships
The Yale men’s indoor track and field team will begin postseason competition this weekend when it travels to Hanover, N.H., to take part in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps). The annual meet, hosted by Dartmouth this year, will span both Saturday and Sunday and bring together teams from all eight Ivy League schools. Cornell came out on top at last year’s Heps, edging out Princeton by just one point.

February 15, 2014
Long Sprinters Excel Against Harvard and Princeton
The Yale men’s track and field team hosted rivals Harvard and Princeton at Coxe Cage on Saturday. The Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet, an annual fixture on each team’s schedule, marks the end of the Bulldogs’ regular season. As a team, the Elis recorded 26 points and finished third at Saturday’s meet. Princeton (89 points) took first, while Harvard placed second (54 points).

February 12, 2014
Harvard and Princeton Head to Coxe Cage
The fourth meet the Yale men’s track and field team hosts this season will be the most important, as Harvard and Princeton prepare to visit Coxe Cage for the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet on Saturday. The meet not only provides the Bulldogs with the opportunity to take on their greatest rivals, but also marks the end of the indoor regular season. After Saturday’s showdown with the Crimson and the Tigers, the Elis will have two weeks of rest before their schedule heats up with two postseason meets: the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) and IC4A Championships.

February 8, 2014
Elis Conclude Giegengack Invitational With Several Strong Performances
The Yale men’s track and field team picked up right where it had left off on Friday, putting on an impressive and well-rounded display on the second and final day of the Giegengack Invitational on Saturday. The annual unscored meet, held at Coxe Cage, opened with a few events on Friday evening before holding the majority of competition during the day on Saturday.

February 8, 2014
Shirvell Competes at Valentine Invitational
The Yale men’s track and field team captain, senior James Shirvell, represented the Bulldogs at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston on Saturday. The meet, hosted by Boston University, attracted a wide range of schools from the northeast region, including many of Yale’s Ivy League rivals. Shirvell was the only Eli to travel to Boston for the meet, as the rest of his team competed at the Giegengack Invitational, held at Yale’s own Coxe Cage.

February 7, 2014
Bulldogs Record Three First-Place Finishes on Day One of Giegengack
A few members of the Yale men’s track and field team took part in day one of the 10th annual Giegengack Invitational, held at Yale’s Coxe Cage. The opening day of the annual meet—which will conclude on Saturday—witnessed the completion of the high jump; long jump; weight throw; 200-meter dash; 5,000-meter run and distance medley relay. All other events will be held on Saturday.

February 6, 2014
Bulldogs to Host Giegengack Invitational
After enjoying a break from competition last weekend, the Yale men’s track and field team will return to action on Friday and Saturday when it hosts the annual Giegengack Invitational, named in honor of legendary Yale track and field coach Bob Giegengack. The friendly unscored meet always brings a wide range of both in-state and northeast schools to Yale’s Coxe Cage, and this year’s field includes teams from schools such as Colgate, La Salle, SCSU, St. Joseph’s, Stony Brook and UMass Amherst.

January 25, 2014
Shirvell Shatters Yale’s All-Time Mile Run Record
The Yale men’s track and field team left Boston with multiple record-setting performances on Saturday, after competing at Boston University's Terrier Invitational. The unscored meet pitted the Bulldogs against the deepest field of competition they had faced all season. Competing alongside the Elis at the meet were a wide range of northeastern and New England schools, as well as several of Yale’s Ivy League rivals, including Brown, Dartmouth and Harvard. Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp even travelled to Boston for the meet, in order to compete in the special two-mile run event.

January 24, 2014
Bulldogs Head to Boston for Terrier Invitational
The Yale men’s track and field team has a short trip ahead, as it prepares to travel to Boston for the annual Terrier Invitational, hosted by Boston University, on Saturday. The friendly unscored meet always attracts a large and competitive field of northeastern and New England schools: last year’s competition included the likes of Albany, Bates, Brandeis, CCSU, Connecticut, Middlebury, Rhode Island and Tufts. Many of Yale’s Ivy League rivals—including Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth and Harvard—also traveled to Boston for last year’s meet, and a similar assortment of Ancient Eight schools should be present on Saturday.

January 18, 2014
Short Sprinters Come up Big at Annual Tri-Meet
The Yale men’s track and field team may not have gotten the result it wanted at the annual Columbia-Dartmouth-Yale meet in Hanover, N.H., but several individual Bulldogs made their presences felt on Saturday. The Elis (35 points) finished third at the meet, which served as both Yale’s first scored and first Ivy League meet of the season. The Big Green cruised to a first place finish with 75 points, while the Lions (47 points) finished second.

January 16, 2014
Elis Prepare to Face Columbia and Dartmouth in Annual Meet
The Yale men’s indoor track and field team will be seeking to build on its success from its first two meets of the season when it opens Ivy League competition at the annual Columbia-Dartmouth-Yale tri-meet in Hanover, N.H., this Saturday. The Bulldogs have a history of success at the meet—having placed first at the competition for five consecutive years between 2005 and 2009—but have placed second in three of the past four seasons.

January 11, 2014
Elis Open 2014 with 11 Top-10 Finishes at Yale Invitational
Back in action for the first time in more than a month, the Yale men’s indoor track and field team continued to build on its impressive start to its season when it hosted the 32nd Yale Invitational at Coxe Cage on Saturday. The unscored friendly competition brought together a collection of regional teams, including CCSU, Connecticut, Fordham, Sacred Heart, UMass Amherst and Wesleyan, among others.

January 9, 2014
Bulldogs Return to Action at Coxe Cage
The Yale men’s track and field team will return from its month-long holiday break to host the 32nd Yale Invitational on Saturday. Regional teams from schools such as Brown, Connecticut, Fordham, Sacred Heart, SCSU, UMass Amherst and Williams all traveled to Coxe Cage for last year’s meet, and the field should look similar this year.

December 7, 2013
Freshmen Shine at Yale Season Opener
The Yale men’s indoor track and field team started its season in exciting fashion on Saturday, showcasing its depth at the Yale Season Opener, held at its own Coxe Cage. The meet—which is the Bulldogs’ only competition for more than a month given the holiday break—brought together a range of regional schools, including Manhattan, Sacred Heart, Southern Connecticut State and the University of New Haven. The unscored meet served as a friendly tune-up for the rest of the season following the New Year.

December 5, 2013
Bulldogs Prepare to Open Season at Coxe Cage
The Yale men’s indoor track and field team will begin its season by hosting the annual Yale Season Opener at Coxe Cage on Saturday. The meet—which will serve as an unscored warm-up before the season continues following the New Year—typically attracts a range of regional schools. Last year’s field included the likes of City College of New York, Eastern Connecticut, Ramapo, Trinity and University of New Haven.

December 1, 2013
Bulldogs Ready to Roll as New Season Gets Underway
With a talented group of freshmen set to join a core of experienced runners, the Yale men’s track and field team is preparing to open its indoor season in the coming weeks. The team will take to the track at its own Coxe Cage on Dec. 7 at the Yale Season Opener before continuing its season at the Yale Invitational on Jan. 11 (also at Coxe Cage) and against Dartmouth and Columbia in Hanover, N.H., on Jan. 18. While the loss of a few important seniors from last season—Timothy Hillas ’13 and Michael Levine ’13 chief among them—will certainly be felt, the Elis seem poised to continue to build on their successes of the past few years.

August 23, 2013
Bulldogs Welcome 11 Members of Class of 2017
The Yale men’s track and field and cross country teams are welcoming several new faces this upcoming season. A total of 11 freshmen will join the track and field team this year, and six of those athletes will also be running cross country in the fall.

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