Sprinters Shine on Day Two
PRINCETON, N.J. – 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.
The 4x100-meter relay team of senior Matthew Bieszard, sophomore Dana Lindberg, sophomore Daniel Jones and freshman Dylan Hurley posted its second-best time of the season in a fourth-place effort (42.90).
Bieszard and Hurley also competed in the open 400-meter dash, along with freshman and 4x400-meter relay team member Mario Kranjac. Bieszard, the captain, won his heat in the event and logged his best time of the season (48.54), finishing sixth overall. Hurley was 13th (50.04) and Kranjac was 31st (51.57). The final member of Yale's 4x400-meter relay team, freshman William Rowe, ran the 400-meter intermediate hurdles for the second time, taking 18th place in 57.54.
Jones and freshman Andrew Goble represented the Elis in the shorter sprints, with Jones winning his heat in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. He was 10th in the former (10.97) and 13th in the latter (22.44). Both times are personal records. Meanwhile, Goble was 32nd in the 100-meter dash (12.03) and 33rd in the 200-meter dash (23.85).
Junior Timothy Hillas was the first Bulldog across the line in the 800-meter run, placing 19th (1:54.23). Hillas won his heat and knocked 2.79 seconds off of his personal record. Junior Michael Pierce (1:54.69) and freshman John McGowan (1:55.23) also ran collegiate bests in the 800-meter run, finishing 27th and 31st, respectively. Senior Charlie Jaeger (46th – 1:57.03) and freshman Michael Grace (62nd – 2:02.63) also competed in the event.
The Bulldogs will be in Cambridge next weekend for the annual Harvard-Yale grudge match.
Report by Eian Katz '13, Yale Sports Publicity