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Bulldogs Win Seven Events in Victory at HYOC Meet

Allen Siegler '20 won the Mile
Allen Siegler '20 won the Mile

CAMBRIDGE, U.K.  – The Yale men's track and field team, along with their Harvard Crimson compatriots, won the historic Harvard-Yale-Oxford-Cambridge meet Saturday, completing their 2019 season in style. The Bulldogs won seven events: five individual track races and both of the relays. 

Rising sophomores Cade Brown and Robert Miranda kicked off the proceedings in the arduous 10,000m run. Miranda out-sprinted Brown to take the tape in a time of 33.10.39s, setting the tone for a day in which the American colleges dominated: Cameron Wyman followed them in the 800m, finishing second.

Across the track, recently-graduated seniors Austin Laut and CJ McCord were competing as Bulldogs for the final time. Both were typically successful: Laut finished second in the pole vault with a respectable height of 5.00m, while McCord won the high jump in a fantastic leap of 2.10m. There is surely no better way to finish one's career than winning your event in the baking British sun, before being treated to a ball at Trinity College. 

Vincent Vaughns won't soon be forgotten by the British universities. He won the 100m in 10.86s, the 200m in 22.00s, and then led the 4x100m relay to first-place in a time of 41.75s. In the 100m Kyle Macauley finished third, while Ekrem Ayhan took bronze in the 200m. Juma Sei finished his stellar first year as a Bulldog with a silver in the 400m in a time of 48.8s. 

Jack Dunn and Andrew Rochon took third in the hammer throw and shot put respectively, while rising senior Jonathan Lomogda also took the bronze in the 5000m. In the final event of the day, Allen Siegler put the finishing touches on his best season ever, winning the mile in a time of 4.12.79s – stunningly fast. 

At the conclusion of the proceedings, the points stood at 17-3 in favor of the American colleges. A job well done. They will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the event Saturday night at the Centenary Ball in the grounds of the famous Trinity College, built by Henry VIII, before heading home to begin training for either the cross country season or the indoor season in the fall.  

Results can be found here.

 

Report by Harrison Smith '22, Yale Sports Publicity