January 20, 2008

Yale Defeats Dartmouth and Columbia in First Conference Meet

Jan. 19, 2008

Final Stats

HANOVER, N.H. - The Yale track team won its first Ivy League competition of the 2008 indoor season, taking first with 74 points to Dartmouth's 67 and Columbia's 39. This was also the first scored meet of the year. This is the fifth season in a row that the Bulldogs have defeated the Big Green and the Lions at this tri-meet.

In the field events, the highlights included a win by sophomore Reynolds Holmes in the long jump in 6.99m. Holmes later took third in the 60 meter dash. Junior Samuel Fox won the high jump in 1.99m and Eric DePalo placed second in pole vault 4.57m.

Yale swept the shot put, with a first place throw of 14.99m by junior Jeffrey Lachman, followed by second and third place finishes by freshman David Smith and junior Nathan Noll, respectively.

The Bulldogs got a 1-2 finish from senior captain Daniel O'Brien and sophomore Ted Galligan in the 60 meter hurdles. Galligan also placed third in the 500 meter run. Other notable finishes included sophomore Kevin Brown winning the mile in 4:19.73. Also, sophomore Remi Ray won 400 meter run in 50.20, followed closely by freshman Marty Evans in 50.66. Later in the meet, Evans won the 200 meter dash in 22.57. The Bulldogs took places two through five in the 3000 meter run, led by freshman Chris Scavone and senior Eric Kerchberger.

The mood going into the relays was tense: after the 4x800 meter relay, Dartmouth and Yale were separated by a small enough margin that either team could have taken home the win with a strong finish in the 400 meter relay. Yale's narrow win in the with a time of 3:21.76 over Columbia's 3:21.96 sealed the Bulldog's win.

Next weekend, the Elis will compete against other athletes from around the Northeast at the Terrier Classic, hosted by Boston University.

Report by Bevin Peters '09, Yale Sports Publicity

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