Elis Travel to Boston for IC4A Championships

Murat Kayali (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Murat Kayali (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

March 5, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - This weekend, the Bulldogs will head to Boston to wrap up the indoor track season at the IC4A Indoor Championships. The meet will be hosted by Boston University on Saturday and Sunday, and features athletes from some of the IC4A's 70 Division I member schools from around the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, including other Ivy competitors. The Bulldogs look to build off of last weekend's strong fourth-place finish at the Heptagonal Championships.

Last year at this meet, the Bulldogs placed eighth overall with a total of 28.50 points. One of the highlights of last year's competition was Yale's second-place finish in the 4x800 meter relay in a Yale record time of 7:29.53, which broke a record that had been standing for 18 years. The top individual finish for the Bulldogs was from senior Murat Kayali, who placed second in the mile run with a time of 4:08.05.

Throughout the indoor season, 12 Yale athletes and three relays have posted the qualifying marks and are eligible to compete at the IC4A Championship this weekend. These include senior Jared Bell (mile run, 3000 meter run), junior Eric DePalo (pole vault), senior Samuel Fox (high jump), senior Jake Gallagher (mile run), senior Brandon Giles (60 meter dash, 200 meter dash), junior Reynolds Holmes (60 meter dash, long jump), senior Murat Kayali (1000 meter run, mile run, 3000 meter run), senior Jeffrey Lachman (shot put, weight throw), junior Remi Ray (500 meter dash), freshman Julian Sheinbaum (mile run), junior David Soiles (500 meter run), sophomore Max Walden (5000 meter run). Yale's 4x400 meter, 4x800 meter and distance medley relays have also qualified for the meet.

The men's competition will commence with the pole vault at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. A complete schedule of events can be found here.

Results will be posted on the Lancer Timing website at the conclusion of each day of competition, and on www.yalebulldogs.com.

Report by Bevin Peters '09, Yale Sports Publicity