Elis Finish Third at Heps with Outstanding Performances

May 6, 2007

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PRINCETON, N.J. - Yale had outstanding performances across the board to finish in third place with 90 points at the 2007 Ivy League Championship. The Bulldogs have not placed this high since 1985, in which they also placed third. Brandon Giles, Dan O'Brien and Jeffrey Lachman all led the way today as they won their respective events (100-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw). They all automatically qualify for regionals.

Lachman won the discus throw by .02 meters on his third throw of 48.04 meters, while teammate Nate Noll also threw well, taking third with a distance of 46.40 meters on hist last throw.

O'Brien hit the regionals time qualifier as he won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.10. The race was extremely close as he won by .007 with second place Jamil McClintock of Brown clocking a 14.10 as well. This time is also second fastest in school history, just behind Peter Coghlan, who ran 13.87 in 1998.

Giles lowered his school record in the 100-meter dash as he won with a time of 10.58. His old record was 10.61, set in 2005. Victor Cheng was behind him in fourth with a time of 10.69, which is fifth fastest all-time. Cheng later came back to take second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.62.

Continuing the trend of outstanding performances was Ted Galligan in the 400-meter hurdles. He finished in third with a time of 53.33, which is 11th fastest all-time.

Yale also had two scorers in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Joseph Kingsbery was fourth with a time of 9:17.04, while Brian Hanak was close behind in sixth at 9:18.51.

Samuel Fox was fourth in the high jump, clearing a height of 2.04 meters.

Running with only one shoe for half the race after one flew off, Jake Gallagher finished the 5,000-meter run in sixth with a time of 14.34.05

The 4x100-meter relay team of Cheng, Giles, Omari Douglas-Hall and Russ Kempf ended up in second with a time of 41.08, which is the fifth fastest in school history. The 4x400-meter relay team of O'Brien, Kempf, Matthew Bordoni and Galligan was sixth with a time of 3:17.34.

Report by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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