10th Yesterday, 7th Today
BOSTON – The Yale 4x400-meter relay team produced another outstanding result on Sunday at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships at Boston University. The team picked up Yale's only two points of the competition and earned All-East honors for their seventh-place finish.
The quartet consisting of senior captain Matthew Bieszard and freshmen William Rowe, Mario Kranjac and Dylan Hurley ran their way into the Yale record books yesterday by recording the fourth fastest indoor time in the history of the university (3:14.06) and snagging the final qualifying position (10th place). Their time in the finals today was marginally slower (3:14.93), but the result even better (seventh place). The Bulldogs picked off a Cornell squad that was the runner-up at Heps a week ago and had qualified in fifth position, and they came within a second of catching Liberty (3:14.43) and Army (3:14.26).
The Elis have done a lot of experimenting with their 4x400-meter relay lineup this season, but had the right runners on the track today. The same team had a sub-par performance at Heps (6th – 3:22.69), but bounced back yesterday by trimming its qualifying time of 3:19.17 by over five seconds.
Cornell ran away with the team title (79 points), while Yale tied for 43rd (2 points).
This marks the conclusion of the Yale's indoor track and field season. The Bulldogs will next appear at the Anteater Invitational in Irvine, Calif. on March 16-17.
Report by Eian Katz '13, Yale Sports Publicity