Chris Labosky Named First Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America by CoSIDAChris Labosky 10 has been selected to the 2010 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Team, which was announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is the second straight year earning the honor for Labosky, who was a third-team selection in 2009 and a first-team selection this year. He was the lone honoree from the Ivy League and is the first Bulldog to earn first-team honors since Thomas Hocker 02 in 2002.
Yale Honors Six Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Student-Athlete ReceptionSix seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Travis Henry (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) of the football team and Allison Mak (Richmond Hill, Ont.) of the gymnastics team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Chris Labosky (Tallmadge, Ohio) of the mens cross country and track & field teams and Julia Weiser (Houston, Texas) of the field hockey team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Stephanie Colantonio (Watertown, Mass.) of the field hockey team and Ben Wescoe (La Jolla, Calif.) of the mens golf team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
Bulldogs Earn All-Academic Team Award from USTFCCCAThe mens cross-country team earned All-Academic honors on the 2009 list of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Mens Cross Country All-Academic Teams, released last Sunday. The Bulldogs tied for eighth place for highest GPA with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The Bulldogs are the only team in the country who have received this award for the 15th consecutive year.
Walden Elected Captain for 2010 SeasonThe Bulldogs hosted their annual banquet on Dec. 7 to recognize several individuals for their contributions in the past season. By a team vote, junior Charles "Max" Walden was selected as captain for next year. Junior Jeff Perrella was also presented with the Mike Stanley-John Cleary Class of 1954 Men's Cross Country Award for his dedication to the team.
Ten Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy HonorsTen Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in fall sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Bulldogs Come in Top Ten at Northeast RegionalEven without their top runner, the Bulldogs gave a strong showing at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on Saturday, finishing ninth out of 36 teams. Head coach Dan Ireland said he was very pleased with the Bulldogs performance at their last meet of the season.
Bulldogs Look Healthy for NCAA RegionalsAfter having many of their runners sick at the Heptagonals Championships two weeks ago, the Bulldogs look forward to racing healthy this Saturday. They will head to Boston, Mass., for the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, hosted by Boston University at Franklin Park.
Dooney Earns All-Ivy HonorsSophomore Conor Dooney earned All-Ivy honors in his debut at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships last Friday at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, N.Y. Dooney placed 13th with a time of 25:50.2 on the 8K course.
Bulldogs Compete at HeptagonalsThe Bulldogs competed at the 70th annual Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Van Cortland Park on Friday and finished seventh with 160 points. Although the Bulldogs had set their goals higher, sickness among several of the runners prevented them from racing at their potential.
Bulldogs Face Off Against Ivy RivalsThe Bulldogs will compete at the 70th annual Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this Friday at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, N.Y. Although they are running against higher-ranked teams, they have set their standards higher than what the statistics rank them.
Penn State Cancellation Brings Out Bulldogs PerseveranceInclement weather cancelled the Penn State National meet on Friday, but that did not stop the Bulldogs competitive edge. With several other schools registered for the Penn State meet, the Bulldogs ran in a newly organized race at nearby Lock Haven University. Despite the cold weather and the wet course, they placed third as a team with 77 points, only seven points behind second-place finisher Cortland State.
Penn State National CanceledDue to inclement weather, the Penn State National meet scheduled for Oct. 16 has been cancelled. The Bulldogs will still compete at a newly formed race hosted by Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pa. with several other schools who registered for the Penn State meet.
Bulldogs Strive for Mental ToughnessThe Bulldogs will compete at their last regular season meet this Friday at the Penn State National in State College, Pa. They hope that the race will serve as a mental boost going into the post-season.
Bulldogs Finish Fourth at Iona Meet of ChampionsThe Yale mens cross country team performed very well at their first meets of the season on Saturday. The crisp fall day was the perfect backdrop for running at the Iona Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City, where the Elis finished fourth, and for running at the Quinnipiac Invitational in Hamden, Conn.
Bulldogs Ready to Open SeasonThe Yale mens cross country team will compete for this first time of the season this Saturday in two different invitationals: at the 15th Annual Br. John Paddy Doyle/ Iona College Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City, and at the Quinnipiac Invitational in Hamden, Conn. These meets will give the team a chance to see what all of its members can achieve this year.
Mens Cross Country Outlook 2009The 2009 season will be a transition year for the Yale Mens Cross Country Team. We graduated three of our top four runners from last years squad, said head coach Dan Ireland. Jake Gallagher in particular will be tough to replace. This is Irelands 10th season in charge of the Yale program, and it will be interesting to see who ends up leading the Bulldogs pack.