NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's track and field team finished competition earlier today at the ICAAAA Championships, hosted by Princeton. Today's meet marked the end of the season for many Bulldogs, as they fought one last time to set personal best marks.
Most of the action for the Bulldogs took place on the track, beginning with Ekrem Ayhan in the 200m dash. Ayhan placed 15th with a time of 22.06. Ayhan's first season as a Bulldog was promising, having scored in his first Ivy Heps, and he should be an athlete to watch moving forward. Gregory Campbell, Jr., placed 29th in the 400m dash, with a time of 49.89. Campbell's role on the team has increased significantly this year, and that trend should continue into his senior year.
In his final race as a Bulldog, Michael Yuan competed in the 800m run, alongside first-year Cameron Wyman. Wyman placed 22nd, running a new personal record of 1:52.85; Yuan placed 45th with a time of 1:55.35. In the 1500m run, Armstrong Noonan placed 26th with a time of 3:55.98, Allen Siegler finished 28th with a time of 3:56.25 and Thomas Gmür placed 33rd with a time of 3:56.58. After a long, tiresome season of racing, these Bulldogs will take some time off before they begin training again for next semester's cross country season.
Jimmy Shih was the only representative for the Bulldogs in the field events, competing in the triple jump, in which he placed 12th with a mark of 13.82m.
Those Bulldogs who have qualified will next compete May 24 – 26 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, where they will have the opportunity to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Results from today's meet can be accessed here.
Report by Zachary Capello '19, Yale Sports Publicity