NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Yale men's cross country team competed earlier today at the Fordham Fiasco held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The Bulldogs treated today's meet as a workout effort to ensure that they are tuned-up for next weekend's Harvard-Yale dual meet. Five first-years led the squad, finishing consecutively between 27th and 31st place, earning the Bulldogs fifth place as a team.
Robert Miranda, Brendan Murray, Harrison Smith, Cade Brown and Evan Pattinelli finished 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st, respectively. Having a strong early showing from these first-years is a promising sign for the Bulldogs, as they now have some experience under their belts moving forward into the season. It will be exciting to watch what they can do at a true race effort in the coming weeks.
Austin Stoner and Kohl Swift finished 40th and 42nd, respectively, only a few seconds behind the first-year pack. Having now run a full 8,000m race, these middle-distance runners will be poised to progress successfully as the season progresses.
Stoner commented on today's results, saying, "On the results page, our times will look slow but we did what we came out here to do. It was meant to be a workout effort and I am really proud of the first-years who showed maturity for their first race, working together as a unit."
The Bulldogs' next race will be the Harvard-Yale dual meet to be held at Franklin Park in Boston on Friday, September 14. Expect to see the full Yale team lining up to compete.
Results from the Fordham Fiasco can be accessed here.
Report by Zachary Capello '19, Yale Sports Publicity