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McIntyre Leads Bulldogs with Two Top-Two Finishes at Harvard

McIntyre Leads Bulldogs with Two Top-Two Finishes at Harvard

 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -  Sophomore Alex McIntyre scored six points to lead the Yale men's track and field team's effort at the Harvard-Yale meet on Saturday in Cambridge. The distance runners and jumpers combined for 30 of Yale's 50 points, taking the top two spots in both the 800-meter and 1500-meter runs and six top-three finishes in the various jumping events. With its strongest sprinters sitting the day out, Yale lost to Harvard 113-50.

Although two of Yale's top sprinters, freshman Vincent Vaughns and senior Marc-Andre Alexandre, did not compete this weekend, the Elis still put points on the board in several sprint and hurdle events. McIntyre was the star of the day, finishing first in the 200-meter dash and third in the 100-meter dash to score 6 points total for the Bulldogs. Senior Chandler Crusan placed third in the 400-meter dash to round out the Bulldog scorers in the sprint events. Junior Paedyn Gomes took first in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 14.17 seconds, his third consecutive first-place finish in the event. Senior Austin Loewen finished in third. The 4x100-meter relay team also finished in first place. 

The Bulldogs' distance runners combined to score 16 points at the meet, led by senior James Randon, who placed first in the 800-meter run for the second consecutive week. His time of 1:52.25 is nearly two seconds faster than the time he ran last weekend in New Haven, which was his first competition in the event since his sophomore year. Randon was followed closely in this weekend's race by sophomore Trevor Reinhart, whose second-place finish clocked in at 1:52.73. In his first college competition in the 1500-meter run, freshman James Lewis finished first with a time of 4:01.96. Senior Tim Cox came in second place, less than a second behind at 4:02.65.

The Bulldog jumpers were in fine form today, scoring 14 points as a group for the Bulldogs. Sophomore Keith McCord and freshman Spencer O'Neill took second and third place in the high jump, both with jumps of 1.95 meters. These are the highest two jumps for the Bulldogs so far this season, and rank in the top 10 in the Ivy League. Sophomore Jimmy Shih and junior Carl Mansson contributed second and third place finishes, respectively, in the triple jump, while freshman Bruno Jednacak took third in the long jump.

Two Bulldog throwers placed at today's meet—junior Jake Hoops took second in the shot put, and sophomore Marcus Downs placed third in the discus.

Complete results from today's meet are available here. The Elis' next meet will be next Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22, at the Virginia Relays in Charlottesville, Virginia. A full preview of that meet will be available early next week.

 

Report by Olivia Paschal '18, Yale Sports Publicity.