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Two Elis Compete on Day Two of NCAA Prelims

Duncan Tomlin. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Duncan Tomlin. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Gomes, Tomlin Wrap Up Their Seasons

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—The Yale men's track and field team finished the second day of competition at the NCAA East Prelims on Friday. Two athletes competed, racing in their last events of the 2015-2016 season. Sophomore Paedyn Gomes raced the 110-meter hurdles, while senior Duncan Tomlin competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Gomes raced at 5:30 p.m. in the first round of the 110-meter hurdles. His time of 14.43 earned him the seventh spot in his heat and tied for the 39th-fastest time overall. While this does not mark a personal best for Gomes, it is his first time competing at the NCAA East Prelims, and will serve as strong preparation for future appearances at this meet.

Tomlin raced at 9:30 p.m. in the 3,000-meter steeplechase prelims. He ran a time of 9:03.19, finishing 13th in his heat and 33rd overall. Unfortunately, this marks the end of Tomlin's collegiate track career, as he did not qualify to the next round in this event. However, Tomlin has certainly left a mark as one of the top Yale athletes in the steeplechase, as well as a strong cross country athlete, who consistently finished in the team's top five.

Now, only junior James Randon will continue competing, with the quarterfinals of the 1,500-meter run scheduled for Saturday.

Report by Joseph Battles '18, Yale Sports Publicity