Langhauser Defends Shot Put Title First Day at Heps

May 5, 2007

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PRINCETON, N.J. - John Langhauser dominated the shot put, defending his title from last year and winning by over half a meter with his toss of 17.25 meters Saturday afternoon at Princeton's Weaver Stadium. Yale ended the first day of Heps in fourth with 17 points.

Reynolds Holmes ended up third in the long jump with a distance of 7.16 meters. It was close competition as the difference between third and eighth was only .04 meters.

The other scorer for the Elis on the first day was Eric DePalo in the pole vault. He finished in sixth at a height of 4.75 meters.

The first finals qualifier of the day was Brian Gertzen in the 1,500-meter run. He finished fourth in his heat with a time of 3:51.33.

The 100-meter dash was a strong point for the Bulldogs, as they had three athletes qualify for finals. Victor Cheng led the way by winning his heat with a time of 10.70. Just behind him in the same heat was Russ Kempf with a time of 10.77. Brandon Giles was second in his heat, qualifying with the second fastest time of the day at 10.63.

Dan O'Brien nearly qualified for regionals as he made it through to finals in the 110-meter hurdles. He was second in his heat with a time of 14.32.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Ted Galligan qualified for finals when he finished second in his heat with a time of 53.36.

The last qualifier of the day was Cheng in the 200-meter dash. He won his heat with a time of 21.98.

Competition will resume Sunday morning.

Report by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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