BOSTON, Mass. - The Yale men's cross country team faced Harvard earlier today at the Harvard-Yale dual meet held in Boston. The Bulldogs' score of 36 was not enough to best the Crimson's score of 21. In total, Yale placed four athletes in the top 10, all of them underclassmen.
Robert Miranda, in his first true race effort as a Bulldog, led the team with a third-place finish and a time of 18:46.9. Cade Brown was the second Bulldog across the finish line in fifth place with a time of 18:49.2. Will Laird finished seventh with a time of 18:56.2, Patrick Perry followed Laird, placing 10th with a time of 19:11.3.
Finishing 11th through 16th, in order, were Brendan Murray (19:15.3), Allen Siegler (19:25.1), Armstrong Noonan (19:26.4), Trevor Reinhart (19:27.3), Harrison Smith (19:28.4) and Charlie Gardner (19:32.2). These Bulldogs worked in a very tight pack throughout the race, showing promise for future races. Also finishing as a pack, 18th through 22nd, were Evan Pattinelli (19:39.8), Neil Braganza (19:46.8), Cameron Wyman (19:56.5), Alex Whittaker (19:57.2) and Jonathan Lomogda (19:58.5). Lomogda lost a shoe at the start line, costing him time early in the race. Austin Stoner and Kohl Swift finished 24th and 25th with times of 20:15.1 and 20:48.5, respectively.
While the Bulldogs did not leave the meet victorious today, they worked well together in packs and showed a lot of positive signs leading into the remainder of the season. The first-year and sophomore classes showed up today for the Bulldogs, comprising the entire scoring top five for the team. With young and strong runners, the Elis have a lot of potential moving forward.
Results from the race can be found here. The Bulldogs will next compete September 29 at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh.
Report by Zachary Capello '19, Yale Sports Publicity