Dakota McCoy
Dakota McCoy
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wexford, Pa.
High School: North Allegheny High School
Position: Hurdles

Collegiate Bests

100m hurdles 15.73

400m hurdles 64.27

Javelin 35.11m

High School Bests

55m hurdles 8.65

100m hurdles 14.7

300m hurdles 44.72

400m hurdles 63.5

400m relay leg 58.8

Javelin throw 110’4”

2011-2012: In indoor track, competed in the 60-meter hurdles at Heps…Eighth in the 60-meter hurdles at HYP…In outdoor track, competed in the 400-meter hurdles at Heps, placing 13th…Fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Yale Springtime Invitational…Second in the javelin throw at HY with a personal-best 35.11m.

2010-2011: Academic All-District...Academic All-Ivy...Indoors, fifth in the 60m hurdles at HYP...Outdoors, third in the 400m hurdles at Tribe Open...Threw a season best 32.36m in the javelin at Harvard-Yale to finish fourth...Competed in the 400m hurdles at Heps.

 2009-2010: Third in 400m hurdles at Yale Springtime Invitational...Consistently Yale’s top hurdler... Ran season best 15.73 in 100m hurdles at Harvard-Yale... Ran season best 64.27 at Heps.

High School: ESPN All-Area Track Team 2008…Fifth in State in 300m hurdles 2008…First in regional championships 2008…14th in Junior Olympic Nationals 400m hurdles 2008…Qualified for outdoor states in 4x400m 2006-2009, 300m hurdles 2007, 2008, 100m hurdles 2008, 2009…Qualified for indoor states in 55m hurdles 2007-2009…Also varsity tennis team member and starter…Shortstop on Western Pennsylvania Championship softball team…First-degree black-belt in taekwondo.

Personal: Earned Goldwater Scholarship, which recognizes undergraduate excellence in science, mathematics and engineering…Intended biology major…Sings in The New Blue…Works in vertebrate paleontology division at the Peabody Museum… Branford College.

I came to Yale because of the wonderful people and the incredible athletic and academic opportunities.