The Yale men’s track and field team has been named a USTFCCA All-Academic Team for 2012, and two Bulldog seniors -- Matthew Bieszard and John Van Deventer -- were honored with All-Academic selection individually.
Junior Mike Levine (Commack, N.Y.) has earned honorable mention All-America recognition from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Levine received the honor based on his performance in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the discus earlier this month.
Junior Mike Levine’s remarkable season came to an end Wednesday at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Final Championships, hosted by Drake University. Levine finished 22nd in the discus throw, with only six spots and 3.07m separating him from All-American status.
Two weeks removed from a season-best performance at the East Preliminary Round, junior Mike Levine has reached the hallowed ground of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Final Championships. This year’s host site is Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Junior Mike Levine placed 39th in the hammer throw at the East Preliminary Round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of North Florida. He was the only Eli in action on the meet’s second day of competition.
Three Bulldogs were in action today at the East Preliminary Round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by the University of North Florida. Yale’s qualifiers – senior Matthew Bieszard, junior Mike Levine and senior John Van Deventer – competed against the 47 other best athletes in the East region in each of their respective events.
Three members of the Yale men’s track and field team – representing a diverse array of specialties – have obtained a coveted qualifying spot in the East Preliminary Round of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Seniors Matthew Bieszard and John Van Deventer and junior Mike Levine earned their berths by each posting one of the 48 best marks in the East region in their respective events. The trio now will travel to the Jacksonville, Fla., campus of the University of North Florida to compete for a spot at Nationals.
Following their impressive outings at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships over the weekend, junior Mike Levine and senior Nathan Richards were named to the All-East team. The pair led the Elis to a 34th-place finish by combining for seven total points.
Yale freshman John McGowan was the lone Eli to compete n the final day of the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships, and he made the most of his opportunity. McGowan qualified for the finals of the 1500-meter run by running the 11th-fastest time in prelims yesterday (3:49.77). Sunday’s race was significantly slower, but McGowan managed to hold the same position with a time of 3:57.33.
With two days in the books and one still to come, the Bulldogs closed Saturday’s competition tied for 16th place in the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships. After senior Nathan Richards put a point on the board for the Bulldogs last night, junior Mike Levine added six more today thanks to his third-place showing in the discus, bringing the Yale’s two-day tally to seven. This year marks the 136th rendition of the meet, making it one of the oldest in the nation.
The Yale men’s track and field arrived in Princeton on Friday for the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships. Only one Eli was in action on the opening day of competition, but that was enough to get them on the scoreboard.
The Yale men’s track and field team will send a select contingent of qualifying athletes to compete at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships at Princeton this weekend. The IC4A is a super-conference administered by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and consisting of teams from across New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Nine Elis have qualified for the meet individually, along with all three of Yale’s regular relay teams.
The Yale men’s track and field team held its annual banquet on Tuesday at the Ray Tompkins House in recognition of its accomplishments as a unit and of those of its standout individuals. In particular, seniors Matthew Bieszard and John Van Deventer received special acknowledgments.
Junior Timothy Hillas was selected by a vote of his teammates as the 2012-2013 Yale track and field captain at the team’s annual banquet on Tuesday. Hillas has emerged as one of the Ivy League’s elite middle distance runners over the course of the season, qualifying for the IC4A Championships in the 3000-meter run (8:12.55) indoors and in the 1500-meter run (3:48.12) outdoors.
Standout track and field athletes Matthew Bieszard and Mike Levine earned all-conference recognition for their performances at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Penn last weekend. Bieszard was named to the All-Ivy Second Team for his second-place finish in the 400-meter dash, while Levine made the First Team for his victory in the discus throw.
Led by its captain and the Ivy League's undisputed best discus thrower, the Yale men’s track and field team strung together a number of impressive results Sunday at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Penn. As a team, the Bulldogs placed seventh (36 points), losing out to Penn by 1.5 points. Princeton claimed the title for the second year in a row with 193 points.
The Yale men’s track and field began competition on Saturday at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships hosted by Penn. The day was mostly devoted to preliminaries in the running events, with only a handful of finals. The Bulldogs currently sit in sixth place with six points thanks to junior Mike Levine’s third-place result in the hammer throw. Princeton leads the pack with 52 points.
The Yale men’s track and field team begins postseason competition this weekend with the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Penn. This year will mark the 77th rendition of the signature meet, which pits the entire Ancient Eight against one another. Cornell had won the meet for eight years straight before falling to Princeton last year. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs finished fifth in 2011 and will be looking to improve upon that showing this year.
The Bulldogs hosted a number of regional teams today at the annual Yale Springtime Invitational at Dwyer Track. Due to the meet’s proximity to last week’s Penn Relays, Yale rested many of its premier contributors. Nonetheless, the Elis flexed their muscles in display of depth and balance in the unscored meet.
Yale saw two of its relay teams and two individual athletes compete today at the 118th rendition of the Penn Relays. The Elis faced off against some of the finest in the country, and came home with much to be proud of.
Senior Nathan Richards, the lone Eli to compete on the first day of the Penn Relays, did not race to his full potential by a long shot, but still managed to finish 16th in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the historic meet. The stacked field drew athletes from across the nation, including winner Andrew Poore from Indiana, who currently holds the fastest time in the nation.
Several members of the Yale men’s track and field team have earned the right to represent the university in competition at the fabled Penn Relays, which begin on Thursday. The meet is the oldest track and field competition in the United States, running continuously since 1895. Over the course of three days, cumulative attendance regularly exceeds 100,000 spectators and the meet features some of the best athletes in the world.
The Bulldogs put on a display of force in the distance and middle distance events Friday night on the first day of the Larry Ellis Invitational. Eight Elis competed in the elite races and all ran season bests, with six of them setting personal records. With the entire Ivy League present, Yale was able to take stock of where it stands against its rivals.
After a strong outing from its distance runners last night, Yale’s sprinters rode the momentum to several impressive results on the second day of the Larry Ellis Invitational. Senior captain Matthew Bieszard was the star, setting a personal record individually and leading his relay team to its best time this season.
The Yale men’s track and field team will send a contingent to Princeton this weekend to compete at the Larry Ellis Invitational. Though David Shoehalter, the Mark T. Young ’68 Director of Cross Country and Track and Field, noted that qualification standards this year were particularly strict, 21 athletes have earned the right to represent the Bulldogs at the meet, which will feature the entire Ivy League along with a slew of other strong teams.
Despite a number of standout individual performances, the Bulldogs fell to the Crimson today by a score of 114 to 49. A number of athletes were competing in unfamiliar events or returning from injury or hiatus. Even so, Yale managed to pull out five victories and six second-place finishes.
The Bulldogs are set to travel to Cambridge, Mass., this Saturday for their much-anticipated annual rivalry matchup against Harvard. This year will be the 122nd rendition of the meet in a tradition that dates back to 1891. Before falling to the Crimson last year, the Elis were riding eight consecutive victories from 2003 – 2010, and they hope to start a new winning streak this weekend.
The Yale men’s track and field team was back in action today at the second day of the Sam Howell Invitational hosted by Princeton University. The unscored meet featured most Ivy League teams, along with a number of other regional schools and athletic clubs. In all, 963 athletes competed at the invitational, making it one of the larger meets the Bulldogs will see all year.
After a strong team showing in last week’s season opener, the Elis travel to Princeton this weekend to compete in the Sam Howell Invitational. They will be joined there by a number of their Ancient Eight rivals, including Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard and the host, Princeton, along with many schools from other conferences. With 973 registered athletes, it is one of the larger meets the Bulldogs will attend this year.
The Bulldogs excelled both on the track and in the field events on day one of the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton. Junior Mike Levine brought the highlight of the night with a win in the discus, but several other Elis recorded personal records and placed highly.