February 6, 2009

Jumpers' Wins Highlight Day One of Giegengack Invitational

Feb. 6, 2009

Complete Results

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Friday evening at Coxe Cage, the Bulldogs had a strong start to the two-day Giegengack Invitational, winning two of four individual events. The Yale jumps squad had an impressive showing, highlighted by wins from senior Samuel Fox in the high jump, and junior Reynolds Holmes in the long jump.

Fox was the last athlete competing on Friday, making his final jump attempts after all the running events had concluded. His teammates remained to cheer him on to a first-place performance of 2.04m, which matched his previous season-best mark. Fox barely clipped the bar on his second attempt at 2.10m, which would have been a personal best and have tied the current school record.

Earlier in the evening, Holmes won the long jump 7.05m, jumping over a foot farther than the second-place finisher. Both Holmes and Fox bested the IC4A-qualifying marks once again.

In the throws, the Bulldogs saw solid finishes in the weight throw from senior Nathan Noll (second, 16.09m) and sophomore David Smith (eighth, 13.09m).

On the track, sophomore Marty Evans was eighth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.73, followed closely by freshman Matthew Bieszard, who placed ninth in 22.76.

The competition will continue Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Report by Bevin Peters '09, Yale Sports Publicity