NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale men's track and field team completed its final regular season meet yesterday with the conclusion of the Yale Springtime Invitational. While yesterday's meet marked the end of the season for many of the Bulldogs, the rest of the team will continue to gear-up this week for the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships beginning on Saturday, May 5.
Alex Young flew down the home stretch to take first place in the 100m dash, with a new college best time of 10.97. In the 200m dash, Ekrem Ayhan and Gregory Campbell, Jr., finished first and fifth, with times of 22.25 and 22.87, respectively. Connor Hill joined Ayhan, Campbell, Jr. and Young for the 4x100m relay, winning the event with a time of 42.17.
Alex Whittaker and Kohl Swift competed in the 800m run, against a competitive field. Whittaker placed third, thanks to an impressive final sprint, setting a new personal record time of 1:56.58. Swift finished 11th with a time of 2:00.73. Zach Capello set a new season best time of 4:13.41 in the 1500m run, placing sixth. Neil Braganza won the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 10:12.56.
Ben Shelley led the hurdlers with a third place finish in the 110mH, running a time of 16.31. Jackson Chapman and Jonathan Ascher placed fifth and seventh, with times of 56.42 and 57.91, respectively.
The field events were kicked-off by a victory in the high jump by CJ McCord, with a mark of 2.00m. Carl Mansson and Mike Koller placed third and fourth, respectively, in the long jump. Mansson jumped 6.18m and Koller jumped 6.08m. Jimmy Shih finished runner-up in the triple jump with a mark of 14.44m.
Results are available here. The Bulldogs will next see competition Saturday, May 5, in Philadelphia for the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships.
Report by Zachary Capello '19, Yale Sports Publicity