Awards Given at Team Banquet
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Bulldogs gathered on Tuesday evening at their annual banquet to reflect on the season and award several individuals who made special contributions to the team: senior Reynolds Holmes, senior Chris Labosky and junior Marty Evans. By a team vote, Evans was also announced as the 2010-11 team captain at the conclusion of the banquet.
Holmes received the Gardner Millett Memorial Award, which is presented to an “outstanding member of the Men's Track and Field Team who excels in Sportsmanship, Courage and Inspiration”. The award is given in memory of Gardner Millett Jr., Yale Class of 1938. Holmes has had an impressive collegiate career, placing second in the long jump at outdoor Heptagonals and earning All-Ivy honors his sophomore and junior years. Holmes also earned All-Ivy honors this year as a key contributor on the 4x100-meter relay team, which placed second at outdoor Heptagonals.
Labosky was the recipient of the James Stack '61 Award, given annually to a male and female track and field athlete who best personifies Jim Stack, the captain and leader of the 1961 team that won the “big three” (Yale vs. Harvard vs. Princeton), Heptagonal Championships and IC4A Championships. Labosky has had a phenomenal season, winning the 1,000-meter run at indoor Heptagonals and placing second in the 800-meter run at outdoor Heptagonals. He has also ran an NCAA provisional time of 1:50.10 in the 800-meter run on Princeton's track earlier this season; last year, he was an All-East selection for the 800-meter run at IC4As and an NCAA Regional qualifier.
Evans was awarded the Lee Calhoun Award, which is presented to an “outstanding member of the Men's and Women's Track and Field Team who excels in Sprinting and/or Hurdling.” The award is given annually in memory of Lee Calhoun, the men's head track coach from 1975-1980, who was a two-time Olympic gold medalist and world record holder in the 110-meter hurdles. Evans earned All-Ivy honors for his second-place finishes in the 200-meter dash and the 4x100 meter relay at outdoor Heptagonals this season. His time of 21.06 in the 200-meter dash currently puts him as number one in the Northeast region, according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings. Evans also played an important role in the 4x400-meter relay team that placed third at Heptagonals. Because of his individual discipline and team leadership, his teammates elected him to lead the Bulldogs as captain next year.
Report by Miriam Cho '13, Yale Sports Publicity