CAMBRIDGE, U.K. – The elite of Yale men's track and field will, with their Harvard compatriots, take on the best of Oxford and Cambridge on Saturday. This particular meeting of the historic schools holds particular significance because it is the 125th Anniversary of the first competition.
The Bulldogs have been building towards the event over the past week. Their trip began in Limerick, Ireland, where they celebrated the grand opening of the University of Limerick's new athletics facility in style. In typical Irish weather – bleak, never-ending rain and wind – junior Allen Siegler took the 1500m title in a respectable time of 3.54.06, with training partner Nick Dahl a mere hundredth of a second behind. Meanwhile, captain Kyle Macauley was leading from the front, taking second in the 100m dash, before Juma Sei won the 400m dash in 49.07s. Cameron Wyman won the 800m in 1.58.61. On the field, Jack Dunn and Andrew Rochon went 1-2 in the hammer. Rochon continued his successful day by winning the shot put.
After a quick tour of Oxford, the Bulldogs travelled into the Midlands to compete against Birmingham University and put the finishing touches on their preparation for the main event on Saturday, when they will compete against Oxford and Cambridge at Cambridge University. All events will be competed in, from the 10000m (Cade Brown) to the 3000m steeplechase (Robert Miranda) and the pole vault (Austin Laut).
After the competition, the athletes will be treated to the Achilles banquet at Trinity College – the largest of all the Cambridge colleges. However, first, they must make sure to retain the eldest modern-day international athletics title.
The results of the University of Limerick - Harvard-Yale meet can be found here.
Yale Men's Team: Cade Brown, Nick Dahl, Jack Dunn, Austin Laut, Jonathan Lomogda, Kyle Macauley, CJ McCord, Robert Miranda, Andrew Rochon, Juma Sei, Allen Siegler, Vincent Vaughns, Cameron Wyman, Alex Young, Ekrem Ayhan, and Phil Zuccaro.
Report by Harrison Smith '22, Yale Sports Publicity