2016-17 Yale Men's Track and Field News

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    March 25, 2017
    Vaughns Sets Yale Record at Point Loma Invitational Freshman Vincent Vaughns set a school record in the 100-meter dash as the Yale men’s track team took home eleven top-four finishes and set several personal best times at the Point Loma University Invitational meet today.
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    March 24, 2017
    Randon Takes First at Raleigh Relays Senior James Randon claimed first place in the 1500-meter run during the first day of the Raleigh Relays, where the middle distance and distance members of the Yale men’s track and field team are competing this weekend.
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    March 23, 2017
    Elis Set for Outdoor Season The Yale men’s track and field team begins outdoor competition this weekend, three weeks after the conclusion of the indoor season earlier this month. The Bulldogs’ middle distance and distance runners will compete at the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the track athletes will be at the Point Loma Nazarene University Invitational in San Diego, California.
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    March 06, 2017
    Laut, Ivankovic Earn All-East Honors Sophomore Austin Laut and senior Andre Ivankovic each earned All-East honors after their stellar performances at the IC4A indoor track and field championships this past weekend. This is the second year in a row that each athlete has earned the honor, which is given to the top eight finishers in each event at the championship meet.
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    March 05, 2017
    Laut Takes Second at IC4A Championships Two Bulldogs placed in the top ten at the IC4A men’s track and field championships during the final day of competition today. Sophomore Austin Laut claimed second place in the pole vault, and senior Andre Ivankovic took seventh in the one-mile run.
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    March 04, 2017
    Ivankovic, Vaughns Advance to Finals Senior Andre Ivankovic and freshman Vincent Vaughns advanced through the first day of preliminaries at the IC4A Championships and will join sophomore Austin Laut and junior Jake Hoops in finals competition tomorrow.
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    March 02, 2017
    Bulldogs Head to IC4As Seventeen individual athletes and three relay teams from the Yale men’s track and field team qualified to race at the IC4A/ECAC Championships this weekend following the Bulldogs’ fourth-place finish at the Ivy League Championships last weekend.
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    March 01, 2017
    Randon Wins Yale's First Most Outstanding Performer Award Since 1990 Senior James Randon was named the Most Outstanding Track Performer at the indoor Ivy League Championships last weekend after winning the 3000-meter run and anchoring the Bulldogs’ first-place distance medley relay team. He is the first Bulldog to win the award since Jim Gibson in 1990.
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    February 28, 2017
    Nine Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors Nine members of the Yale men’s track and field team earned All-Ivy Honors after this weekend’s indoor championships. Six were named First-Team All-Ivy, while three others earned second-team honors after the team finished fourth overall at last weekend’s indoor Ivy League championship meet. Senior James Randon was named Most Outstanding Performer at the meet.
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    February 26, 2017
    Randon Takes Most Outstanding Track Performer, Elis Fourth at Heps Yale senior James Randon was selected Most Outstanding Track Performer after winning the 3K on Saturday and anchoring the Bulldogs’ winning DMR team at the 2017 indoor Ivy League Heps. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs capitalized on strong sprints and relays to finish fourth overall.
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    February 25, 2017
    Randon, Ivankovic Go One-Two at Heps The Yale men’s track and field team is in third place after the first day of competition at the indoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships. The highlight of the day’s events for the Bulldogs was a one-two finish by seniors James Randon and Andre Ivankovic in the 3000-meter run.
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    February 23, 2017
    Bulldogs Ready for Heps The Yale men’s track and field team heads to New York this weekend for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, the first meet of the indoor championship season. Coming off of a two-week break, the Elis will be rested and ready to go in their search for a title.
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    February 11, 2017
    Randon Takes First at Valentine Invitational Senior James Randon placed first in the 3000-meter run today at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, leading a highly successful Bulldog effort at the meet.
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    February 09, 2017
    Bulldogs Head to Boston for Valentine Invitational The men’s track and field team will travel to Boston University on Saturday to compete in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational. The invitational is one of the biggest events in which the Bulldogs will compete this season, attracting hundreds of collegiate and professional athletes from schools around the country.
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    February 04, 2017
    Koller Wins High Jump on First Day of Giegengack On the first day of competition at the Giegengack Invitational, which featured a smattering of events from around the track, the men’s track and field team put up strong finishes in the high jump and the distance medley. The Bulldogs competed against teams from across the region, including Sacred Heart, the University of New Haven, and Quinnipiac.
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    February 04, 2017
    Bulldog Runners Blow Away Competition at Giegengack Invitational Several of the Elis’ runners put on a clinic in the distance and sprinting events on the second and final day of the Giegengack Invitational at Coxe Cage.
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    February 02, 2017
    Bulldogs To Host Giegengack Invitational The men’s track and field team will compete at Coxe Cage for the second weekend in a row on Friday and Saturday as the Bulldogs host the Giegengack Invitational. Many of the top finishers last weekend for the Bulldogs will hit the track again this weekend, and we will also see several distance runners whose action thus far in the season has been limited.
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    January 29, 2017
    Sprinters Shine Against Harvard and Princeton The men’s track and field team placed third at the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet held at Coxe Cage this weekend. The meet, which pitted some of the best athletes in the Ivy League against each other, produced season-best times for many of the Bulldogs’ sprinters.
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    January 26, 2017
    Bulldogs Prepare for Harvard-Princeton Meet The Yale men’s track and field team will host the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet on Sunday at Coxe Cage. Coming out of a strong second-place showing at Columbia-Dartmouth last weekend, expect the Bulldogs to compete for top spots in several sprint events and field events as they take on top rival Harvard and last season’s Ivy League champion Princeton.
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    January 20, 2017
    Bulldogs Take Second at Columbia-Dartmouth The men’s track and field team took second place at the Columbia-Dartmouth meet this weekend with 70 points in a meet that saw the return of many upperclassmen to the track for the first time this season. It was the Bulldog freshmen who stole the show, however, placing in a number of events to contribute to their 48-point drubbing of host Columbia.
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    January 19, 2017
    Bulldogs Travel to Columbia The Yale men’s track and field team will compete against Columbia and Dartmouth on Friday at Columbia, marking the first inter-Ivy competition of the season. In past years, this has been the meet in which many Elis have made their season debut.
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    January 16, 2017
    Throwers Dominate at Yale Collegiate Invitational The men's track and field team hosted the Yale Collegiate Invitational this weekend. Though the Bulldogs fielded a small group of athletes, those who competed placed high in their events.
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    January 13, 2017
    Elis Set to Host Yale Collegiate Invitational The Yale men’s track and field team will host its first scored meet of the season on Saturday at Coxe Cage, the 35th Yale Collegiate Invitational. This meet will kick off the Elis’ season in earnest; they will compete indoors each weekend from now until mid-February.
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    December 10, 2016
    Underclassmen Shine at Season Opener The Yale men's track and field team held its first meet of the 2016-2017 season this afternoon, the Yale Season Opener at Coxe Cage. The annual meet, which is intended to give the Bulldogs time on the track before the season's scored meets begin, pitted the Elis against teams from around the area, including the University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State, Morgan State, and Sacred Heart, among others. The Elis sat their distance runners coming out of the cross country season, but saw strong performances from several freshmen in sprint relays and upperclassmen in field events.
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    December 08, 2016
    2016-2017 Season Begins Saturday The Yale men's track and field team will open the 2016-2017 season this Saturday at Coxe Cage with the annual Yale Season Opener meet. The meet will provide the team, particularly the freshmen and those who did not race during the cross country season, with a chance to assess where they stand coming into the season. New members of the team will have a chance to get their feet wet in collegiate competition without the full pressure of scored meets.
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    December 03, 2016
    Bulldogs Prepare to Begin Track and Field Season The Yale men's track and field team will begin its season on Dec. 10, hosting the Yale Season Opener at Coxe Cage. The team returns several top members of last season's squad, along with 12 freshman recruits spread relatively evenly across various events.
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    October 24, 2016
    Olympic Runner Kate Grace ’11 Speaks to Current Bulldogs Last Thursday, one of the most prominent alums from the Yale cross country and track and field programs returned to Coxe Cage to speak to the current team’s athletes. Kate Grace ‘11 described her winding journey from a collegiate athlete at Yale to the eighth-place finisher in the 800-meter run at the 2016 Olympics. In a conversation that lasted a little under an hour, Grace took numerous questions from the student-athletes and coaches and offered tips about what helped her achieve such remarkable success.
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    August 05, 2016
    Bulldogs Rank Fourth Nationally in Academic Achievement Six athletes from the men's track and field team, as well as the team as a whole were recognized for academic achievement during the 2015-2016 track and field season. The team ranked fourth among all men's NCAA Division I track and field teams in terms of GPA this past season, with a team average of 3.43. This average was the highest of any men's track and field team in the Ivy League and easily earned the team All-Academic honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
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    August 03, 2016
    Bulldogs Welcome 12 Outstanding Athletes With an outstanding NCAA track and field season officially finished, the cross country and track and field program is now preparing to welcome 12 freshmen to the teams for the 2016-2017 seasons. These athletes will bring diverse talents to a team that has already made large strides in the past few seasons.
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    July 09, 2016
    Alexandre Finishes Sixth Against Canada’s Best Rising senior and incoming team captain Marc-Andre Alexandre of the Yale men’s track and field team finished a stellar season on Saturday at the Canadian Track and Field Championships and Olympic Selection Trials. He raced in the finals of the 400-meter dash and placed sixth.
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    July 08, 2016
    Alexandre Qualifies to Canadian 400-Meter Finals Rising Senior Marc-Andre Alexandre qualified on Friday to the finals of the 400-meter dash at the Canadian Track and Field Championships and Olympic Selection Trials. He will race again less than 24 hours after the prelims in the finals, where he will compete against the eight best 400-meter runners in Canada.
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    July 05, 2016
    Alexandre to Race for a Spot at Rio Rising senior Marc-Andre Alexandre will compete at the Canadian Track and Field Championships and Selection Trials for the Olympic Games on July 8. He will be racing against Canada’s top 400-meter runners for a chance to compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the 2016 Olympic Games.
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    June 25, 2016
    Laut Finishes Record-Breaking Season at Junior Championships Rising sophomore Austin Laut, of the Yale men's track and field team, competed on Friday against other top pole vaulters in the United States. He placed seventh at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, competing against other stellar pole vaulters between the ages of 16 and 19.
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    June 23, 2016
    Laut to Compete at Junior National Championships After a record-setting freshman season at Yale, rising sophomore Austin Laut will compete at the 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships on Friday. He qualified to this prestigious meet in the pole vault with his mark of 5.11m from the IC4A Outdoor Championships. On Friday, he will be competing against many of the most talented athletes under 20 years old in the country.