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Elis Finish Third Against Harvard and Princeton

Austin Laut. (photo by Steve Musco)
Austin Laut. (photo by Steve Musco)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The men's track and field team finished in third place at the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet held in Cambridge, Mass. this weekend. Princeton was the team champion and Harvard placed second. Many of the Bulldogs' individual competitors set personal or seasonal records, and although only one Bulldog won their event, many others scored points.

The only Bulldog to find victory in their event was middle distance/distance runner Trevor Reinhart. Reinhart placed first in the 3,000m run against an impressive field with a time of 8:10.38, ranking him ninth all-time for Yale in that event. Allen Siegler was the second Bulldog through the finish line in the 3,000m run, finishing with an 8:23.51. Reinhart and Siegler were joined by Neil Braganza (8:38.66), Charlie Gardner (8:24.52) and Jonathan Lomogda (8:37.12). In the mile run, Nick Dahl placed second with a quick time of 4:10.86, followed by Will Laird (4:13.55), Armstrong Noonan (4:13.68), Michael Yuan (4:23.41) and Austin Stoner (4:24.02). Thomas Gmür and Matt Chisholm competed in the 1,000m run, finishing in fourth and fifth with times of 2:27.29 and 2:30.09, respectively. Three Bulldogs competed in the 800m run: James Lewis (1:57.70), Kohl Swift (2:03.20) and Cameron Wyman (1:55.94).

The Elis saw a lot of of their points come from the sprinting and hurdling events, as five different athletes scored in at least one event. In the 60m dash, Vincent Vaughns placed second with a personal best time of 6.88. Behind Vaughns were Kyle Macauley (6.99) and Alex Young (7.04). The 200m dash was the most lucrative event for the Elis, as Kyle Macauley, Connor Hill and Gregory Campbell, Jr. placed second, third and fourth, respectively. Macauley ran a season-best time of 22.14, Hill finished with a 22.56 and Campbell set a new personal best of 22.73. Ekrem Ayhan was the only team representative in the 400m run, placing fourth with a time of 49.50. In the 500m run, Fergal Burnett Small was the first Eli to cross the line, finishing in fifth with a time of 1:09.17. Burnett-Small was followed by Jackson Chapman (1:09.60) and Jonathan Ascher (1:09.83). In the 60mH, captain Paedyn Gomes competed in the preliminary round, winning his heat with a time of 8.16, but he did not compete in the finals. Ben Shelley did, however, compete in the finals of the 60mH, placing seventh with an 8.95. The 4x800m relay team of Chisholm, Gmür, Laird and Wyman placed third with a time of 7:49.99. The 4x400m relay team ran a 3:19.66, placing third, with a team of Ayhan, Campbell, Hill, and Alex McIntyre.

The Bulldogs also had a handful of scoring efforts from the field events. In the high jump, Cody Clements placed fourth with a height of 2.00m and Mike Koller placed fifth with a height of 1.85m. In the pole vault, Austin Laut jumped 4.95m, finishing in third place, and Kyle Brown jumped 4.50m for fifth place. Jimmy Shih placed third in the triple jump (12.50m) and fifth in the long jump (6.54m), while Carl Mansson placed seventh in the long jump (6.00m). Jake Hoops only competed in the shot put, placing fourth with a throw of 14.74m. Andrew Rochon finished in fourth place in the weight throw (15.18m) and fifth place in the shot put (13.58m).

Full results from this weekend's meet are available here. This coming weekend, the Bulldogs will travel to Staten Island, N.Y., for the Villanova Invitational at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Center on Saturday, Feb. 3.


Report by Zachary Capello '19, Yale Sports Publicity.