April 21, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Yale scored 114 points to beat Harvard's 45 in their sole dual meet of the season at McCurdy Track on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs won 16 events and swept some in the process.
One of the first sweeps of the day came in the 100-meter dash, where Yale took the top six places. Victor Cheng won with a time of 10.74, while teammates Omari Douglas-Hall and Russell Kempf were close behind with 10.80 and 10.87. Cheng later came back to also win the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.71. The Bulldogs also swept this event, taking the top five places, with Kempf in second (22.04) and Dan O'Brien in third (22.13).
In the 110-meter hurdles, O'Brien and Ted Galligan took first and second with times of 14.48 and 14.96. Galligan came back to win the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.31.
In the middle-distance events, Bulldogs took first and third in both the 800-meter run and 1,500-meter run. Matthew Bordoni and Tadhg O'Callaghan were first and third in the 800-meter run with times of 1:54.40 and 1:55.48, while Brian Gertzen and Jared Bell were first and third in the 1,500-meter run with times of 3:52.76 and 3:55.94.
The Bulldogs also had strong performances in the field events. Jackson Womack narrowly won on his last throw in the javelin throw with a distance of 55.68 meters. Jeffrey Lachman dominated the discus throw, winning by three meters with a toss of 51.53 meters. Behind him was Nathan Noll with a distance of 48.59 meters. Lachman was also second in the hammer throw at a distance of 50.48 meters.
John Langhauser won by over a meter in the shot put, throwing a distance of 16.79 meters.
Eric DePalo won the pole vault at a height of 4.40 meters, while Matthew Lachman was second at 3.95 meters. Samuel Fox won the high jump at a height of 1.95 meters. Reynolds Holmes won the triple jump (11.53 meters) and took second in the long jump (6.91 meters).
Both the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams won, finishing with times of 42.94 and 3:19.02.
Report by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity