Sept. 24, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - This Saturday, the Yale men will face Harvard in the annual dual meet between the two rivals. The race will be held on the Yale Golf Course and will be the first home competition for the Bulldogs since the Harvard-Yale meet in 2005. This year, the Bulldogs look for redemption after the Crimson broke Yale's five-year winning streak in 2007 with a score of 24 points, topping the Bulldogs' 32. Captain Jake Gallagher has won this meet for the last two years, and is once again a favorite for the individual title. The starting time for the men's 8,000-meter race is 5:00 p.m.
Both Yale and Harvard are ranked in the top-10 of the Northeast region; the USTFCCCA pre-season poll released earlier this month listed Yale in the No. 6 position, with Harvard at No. 8. The Bulldogs backed up their ranking with a convincing win at the Fairfield Invite last weekend, despite racing without a handful of the top runners from last year's squad.
Harvard has not yet raced this season, but could still challenge the Bulldogs this weekend. The top returning runner for the Crimson is sophomore Daniel Chenoweth, who placed fourth at this meet last year and had the highest freshman finish at the Heptagonal Championships last fall.
Buses will be available to transport spectators to and from the Yale Golf Course, and will be leaving Payne Whitney Gym at 3:00, 3:30, 4:00 and 4:30. Results will be posted on the Yale Athletics website at the conclusion of the meet.
Report by Bevin Peters '09, Yale Sports Publicity