NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's track and field team is beginning its post-season Saturday and Sunday at the IC4A Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Weaver Stadium on Princeton's campus. IC4A's has a storied past of bringing together the best athletes in the northeast region, and presently, only those athletes with season bests that meet the qualifying standards are invited to compete. Relevant links, including live results and other pertinent meet information, can be found below.
The action on Saturday will begin with Jack Dunn in the hammer throw – as this is the only throwing event to feature a Bulldog, he will be looking to represent for the team. The other field athletes will be competing Sunday, so the rest of Saturday's competition will take place on the track.
Cameron Wyman secured a spot at IC4A's in the 800m run with his season best time of 1:52.50, so he'll be looking for a good race this weekend. Following him will be Nick Dahl, Will Laird and Allen Siegler in the 1500m run. Dahl has the top time of the group, at 3:45.51, and Siegler is coming off a great effort from Ivy Heps, in which he placed fifth. Robert Miranda surpassed the qualifying standard in the 3,000m steeplechase each time he ran it, and proved himself to be the fastest First-Year in the Ivy League over the course of the season. Only seconds off what he will likely need to qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Round, expect him to go for some fast times this post-season. Closing the first day of competition for the Bulldogs will be Cade Brown, Jonathan Lomogda and Brendan Murray in the 5,000m run. Lomogda has been a 5,000m specialist throughout his time at Yale, and Murray is coming off a stellar eighth-place performance at Ivy Heps, at which he was the top First-Year by over 15 seconds.
Sunday's meet will begin with the remaining field events, and then move onto the track. Starting the day will be CJ McCord in the high jump, who has had a career-best year for the Bulldogs. Following him will be Austin Laut in the pole vault. Both of these aerial specialists are newfound school-record holders in their events, so it will be exciting to see them compete at their best against stiff competition this weekend. The last field event of the day will be the triple jump, featuring Jimmy Shih in what will be his final meet as a Bulldog.
The action on the track Sunday will consist wholly of sprinting preliminaries and finals. The Bulldogs to qualify for the 100m dash trials include Kyle Macauley, Alex Young and Phil Zuccaro. Young and Zuccaro will return for the trials of the 200m dash, joined by Ekrem Ayhan who just placed fifth in the event at Ivy Heps. Ayhan will return for the 400m dash, joined by Connor Hill and Juma Sei. Ayhan and Sei placed fourth and second at Ivy Heps in the 200m dash, in what was an All-Ivy performance by Sei.
Recaps will be posted following each day of competition.
Report by Zachary Capello '19, Yale Sports Publicity