2013-14 Yale Men's Track and Field News

  • Tomlin Runs with Region’s Best at NCAA East Preliminary Round
    May 30, 2014
    Tomlin Runs with Region’s Best at NCAA East Preliminary Round The Yale men’s track and field team had one of its young stars in action in Jacksonville, Fla., at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round (the qualifier for the NCAA Division I Championships) on Friday evening. Sophomore Duncan Tomlin competed with some of the nation’s best athletes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, running a solid race but ultimately falling shy of advancing to the NCAA Championships. Merely qualifying for the East Preliminary Round, however, is quite an accomplishment in itself: in order to earn a spot at the meet, athletes had to record one of the top 48 season-best times in a given event among all the athletes in the designated East region during the outdoor season. The top 12 competitors in each event in Jacksonville advance to the NCAA Championships, scheduled to take place June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.
  • Shirvell Caps Memorable Collegiate Career at NCAA East Preliminary Round
    May 29, 2014
    Shirvell Caps Memorable Collegiate Career at NCAA East Preliminary Round The Yale men’s track and field team had two of its own athletes compete on day one of the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round on Thursday. In order to qualify for the meet, which continues on Friday and Saturday, athletes had to record one of the top 48 marks in a given event among the athletes in the designated East region during the outdoor season. The top 12 competitors in each event in Jacksonville advance to the NCAA Championships, scheduled to take place June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.
  • Dooney, Shirvell and Tomlin to Run at NCAA East Preliminary Round
    May 28, 2014
    Dooney, Shirvell and Tomlin to Run at NCAA East Preliminary Round The Yale men’s track and field team will send three of its top athletes to Jacksonville, Fla., this weekend to compete at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round, the annual qualifier for the NCAA Division I Championships. In order to qualify for the East Preliminary Round—which will be held Thursday through Saturday—athletes had to record one of the top 48 marks in a given event among the athletes in the designated East region during the outdoor season. The top 12 competitors in each event in Jacksonville will earn spots at the NCAA Championships, scheduled to take place June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.
  • Three Bulldogs Qualify for NCAA East Preliminary Round
    May 22, 2014
    Three Bulldogs Qualify for NCAA East Preliminary Round The NCAA officially announced on Thursday the qualifiers for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round—scheduled for May 29-31 in Jacksonville, Fla.—and the Yale men’s track and field team had three of its athletes make the cut. The Bulldogs also had three athletes qualify for the regional meet last season. In order to qualify for the East Preliminary Round, athletes had to record one of the top 48 marks in a given event among the athletes in the designated East region during the outdoor season. The top 12 competitors in each event in Jacksonville will then earn qualification to the NCAA Division I Championships, scheduled for June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.
  • Eight Bulldogs Run on Day Two of IC4As
    May 17, 2014
    Eight Bulldogs Run on Day Two of IC4As After entering sophomore Duncan Tomlin in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Friday evening, the Yale men’s track and field team continued competition at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships on Saturday at Princeton's Weaver Stadium. Given the prestigious annual meet’s entry standards, only eight Yale runners (four individual competitors and one relay team) took part in the action on Saturday, which served as the meet’s second day and consisted primarily of prelim heats. Although no Yale runners qualified for Sunday’s final round races, none of the team’s eight competitors were seniors, and the experience some of the younger runners gained this weekend will likely prove valuable to the team next year.
  • Tomlin Earns All-East Honors at IC4As
    May 17, 2014
    Tomlin Earns All-East Honors at IC4As The Yale men’s track and field team had one of its own members, sophomore Duncan Tomlin, earn All-East honors following his sixth-place performance in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships on Friday. Athletes had the opportunity to qualify for the prestigious annual meet by reaching certain entry standards in different events throughout the indoor and outdoor track seasons. All-East honors are reserved for those athletes who place in the top eight in their respective events at the IC4As.
  • Tomlin Sets Ninth-Fastest Steeplechase Personal Record in Yale History
    May 16, 2014
    Tomlin Sets Ninth-Fastest Steeplechase Personal Record in Yale History The Yale men’s track and field team opened competition at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships on Friday. Athletes had the opportunity to qualify for the meet, which continues on Saturday and Sunday, by reaching certain entry standards in different events during regular season and postseason meets throughout the indoor and outdoor track seasons. The Bulldogs had nine athletes and three relay teams qualify for spots at the IC4As, although only five individuals and one relay team are slated to compete this weekend.
  • Nine Individuals and Three Relay Teams Eligible for IC4As
    May 15, 2014
    Nine Individuals and Three Relay Teams Eligible for IC4As After hosting the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships last weekend, the Yale men’s track and field team will continue with postseason competition when it heads to Princeton, N.J., for the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships this weekend. The IC4A is a super-conference administered by the Eastern College Athletic Conference including schools from across the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. Athletes had the opportunity to qualify for the meet in different events by reaching certain entry standards during regular season and postseason meets throughout the year (times from both the indoor and outdoor seasons are used to determine outdoor IC4As qualification).
  • Four Athletes Recognized at Annual Team Banquet
    May 14, 2014
    Four Athletes Recognized at Annual Team Banquet The Yale men’s track and field team held its annual banquet on Monday afternoon, and four of the Bulldogs’ top athletes—freshman Marc-Andre Alexandre, sophomore Kevin Dooney, senior Daniel Jones and senior James Shirvell—were recognized for their performance both on and off the track.
  • Rowe Elected Captain for 2014-2015 Season
    May 14, 2014
    Rowe Elected Captain for 2014-2015 Season At its annual banquet on Monday afternoon, the Yale men’s track and field team announced that junior William Rowe has been elected captain for the 2014-2015 season. A humanities major from Chicago, Rowe is one of the Elis’ top hurdlers and long sprinters.
  • Randon, Shirvell and Tomlin Score in Heps Final Rounds
    May 11, 2014
    Randon, Shirvell and Tomlin Score in Heps Final Rounds The Yale men’s track and field team wrapped up its first postseason meet of the outdoor season when it concluded competition at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) on Sunday. The meet, held at Yale’s own Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex, spanned both Saturday and Sunday, with Sunday’s action including the relays, many field events and final rounds in many track events. The Bulldogs finished the weekend in eighth place overall with a total of 20 points—one more than their point total at last year’s outdoor Heps. Cornell won the meet with a total of 149 points. Princeton (142.33 points), Harvard (109), Penn (82), Dartmouth (66.66), Columbia (61) and Brown (52) finished second through seventh, respectively.
  • Dooney Finishes Third in Heps 10,000-Meter Race
    May 10, 2014
    Dooney Finishes Third in Heps 10,000-Meter Race The Yale men’s track and field team hosted its third meet in the past four weeks when it opened competition at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) at its own Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex on Saturday. The Bulldogs last hosted outdoor Heps in 2011, and the team was excited to open this year’s postseason on its own track.
  • Bulldogs Prepare to Host Ivy League Heptagonal Championships
    May 08, 2014
    Bulldogs Prepare to Host Ivy League Heptagonal Championships The Yale men’s track and field team opens postseason competition at its own Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex this weekend, as it hosts the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) on Saturday and Sunday. Heps marks the third meet the team has hosted this outdoor season, as well as the third in the past four weeks. Yale has not hosted outdoor Heps since 2011.
  • Middle-Distance Runners Come Up Big at Springtime Invitational
    April 27, 2014
    Middle-Distance Runners Come Up Big at Springtime Invitational After several of its members competed at the historic Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Thursday through Saturday, the Yale men’s track and field team wrapped up its hectic weekend by hosting the Yale Springtime Invitational at its own Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex on Sunday. The meet—which attracted a wide range of regional competition from schools like Fairfield, Hartford, Iona, Marist, Quinnipiac, Southern Connecticut State, University of New Haven and Vassar—served as the Elis’ final regular season meet. The postseason will kick off when Yale hosts the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on May 10-11.
  • Shirvell Runs With Country’s Best at 120th Penn Relays
    April 26, 2014
    Shirvell Runs With Country’s Best at 120th Penn Relays The Yale men’s track and field team wrapped up its performance at the 120th annual Penn Relays in exciting fashion on Saturday afternoon, as senior James Shirvell competed with some of the country’s top athletes in the Olympic Development Men’s Mile Run. Saturday was day three of the historic meet, and a crowd of 49,103 was in attendance at Penn’s Franklin Field to witness the final events.
  • Distance Medley Relay Team Shines at Penn Relays
    April 25, 2014
    Distance Medley Relay Team Shines at Penn Relays The Yale men’s track and field team continued competition at the 120th annual Penn Relays on Friday, entering a team in the distance medley relay. The meet is one the world’s most historic track and field competitions, and Friday’s events took place in front of a crowd of 38,135 at Penn’s Franklin Field.
  • Dooney Takes First and Breaks School Record at Legendary Penn Relays
    April 24, 2014
    Dooney Takes First and Breaks School Record at Legendary Penn Relays The Yale men’s track and field team took to the track on day one of the 120th annual Penn Relays at Franklin Field on Thursday. The meet serves as one the world’s most historic track and field competitions and includes many of the globe’s best and most accomplished athletes, as well as a wide range of events, ranging from the high school to Olympic development levels. Given the massive stage, the Elis entered the day seeking to begin their long weekend on a high note and impress the 21,422 fans in attendance at Franklin Field to enjoy the meet.
  • Bulldogs Prepare for Penn Relays and Springtime Invitational
    April 22, 2014
    Bulldogs Prepare for Penn Relays and Springtime Invitational The Yale men’s track and field team has one of its most exciting weekends of the season coming up, as it sends several athletes to Philadelphia for the historic Penn Relays on Thursday through Saturday before preparing to host the annual Yale Springtime Invitational on Sunday.
  • Middle-Distance Runners Excel at First Annual Mark Young Invite
    April 20, 2014
    Middle-Distance Runners Excel at First Annual Mark Young Invite The Yale men’s track and field team hosted the first annual Mark Young Invitational at its own Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex on Saturday. The meet—which will become a staple of the Elis’ schedule in future outdoor seasons—brought together a range of regional schools, including Brown, Central Connecticut, Columbia, Dartmouth, LaSalle, Manhattan, Northeastern, Sacred Heart, UMass Lowell and the University of New Haven.
  • Ivankovic and Shirvell Record First-Place Finishes at Harvard-Yale Meet
    April 12, 2014
    Ivankovic and Shirvell Record First-Place Finishes at Harvard-Yale Meet Competing in its third outdoor meet of the 2014 season, the Yale men’s track and field team compiled some strong performances in the 111th annual Harvard-Yale meet on Saturday, despite falling to the Crimson by a score of 104 to 34. The rivalry meet between Harvard and Yale is one of the most anticipated events of each team’s season, and this year’s meet—held in Cambridge, Mass.—featured several of the best athletes the Ivy League has to offer.
  • Bulldogs Head to Cambridge to Take on Rival Crimson
    April 10, 2014
    Bulldogs Head to Cambridge to Take on Rival Crimson After putting on a solid showing at Princeton’s Sam Howell Invitational last weekend, the Yale men’s track and field team will head to Cambridge, Mass., this weekend for the annual Harvard-Yale dual meet on Saturday. The meet will be the Bulldogs’ third of the outdoor season.
  • Bulldogs’ 4x400-Meter Relay Team Finishes Fourth in Princeton
    April 05, 2014
    Bulldogs’ 4x400-Meter Relay Team Finishes Fourth in Princeton After having just six of its members compete on Friday, the Yale men’s track and field team was in full force on the second and final day of Princeton’s Sam Howell Invitational on Saturday. The Bulldogs encountered a wide range of competition at the meet, including all seven of their Ivy League rivals.
  • Sullivan Takes Second in Pole Vault at Sam Howell
    April 04, 2014
    Sullivan Takes Second in Pole Vault at Sam Howell The Yale men’s track and field team opened competition at the annual Sam Howell Invitational on Friday. The meet, held at Princeton’s Weaver Stadium, pits Yale against a massive field—around 1,000 athletes in total—that includes all seven of its Ivy League rivals. With most of the weekend’s events scheduled for Saturday, the few Bulldogs who were slated to perform on Friday came out seeking to set the tone for the team this weekend.
  • Dooney Runs Second-Fastest 10,000-Meters in Yale History
    April 04, 2014
    Dooney Runs Second-Fastest 10,000-Meters in Yale History As most members of the Yale men’s track and field team competed at the Sam Howell Invitational in Princeton, N.J., on Friday, three Bulldogs ran in the 30th annual Stanford Invitational, held across the country in Stanford, Calif. The meet served as an opportunity for the trio to gain experience against an unusually deep and talented field that included around 3,000 athletes and teams from four of the top five ranked outdoor track and field teams in the country: Arkansas, Florida State, Oregon and Texas A&M. Although the Stanford Invitational continues on Saturday, all three of the Elis’ events took place on Friday.
  • Dooney, Shirvell and Tomlin Make Cross-Country Trip for Stanford Invitational
    April 02, 2014
    Dooney, Shirvell and Tomlin Make Cross-Country Trip for Stanford Invitational While the other members of the Yale men’s track and field team compete in Princeton, N.J., this weekend, sophomore Kevin Dooney, senior James Shirvell and sophomore Duncan Tomlin will fly to California to compete at the 30th annual Stanford Invitational.
  • Elis Head to Princeton for Sam Howell Invitational
    April 02, 2014
    Elis Head to Princeton for Sam Howell Invitational The Yale men’s track and field team will make the short trip to Princeton, N.J., this weekend, as it prepares for the Sam Howell Invitational. The annual meet, which holds events on both Friday and Saturday, generally attracts around 1,000 student-athletes from schools from across the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic, including several Ivy League schools. The unscored meet—the Elis’ second outdoor meet of the season—will serve as a warm-up for some of the Bulldogs’ upcoming scored meets, such as their showdown with Harvard on Apr. 12.
  • Bulldogs Wrap up Shamrock Invitational in Impressive Fashion
    March 22, 2014
    Bulldogs Wrap up Shamrock Invitational in Impressive Fashion The Yale men’s track and field team competed in a variety of events on day three of the Shamrock Invitational, hosted by Coastal Carolina. Despite not bringing a full team to the outdoor meet, the Bulldogs finished the weekend in 19th with 20.5 points. Army came out on top at the end of the day, finishing first with 108.75 points.
  • Hurdlers Compete on Day Two of Shamrock Invitational
    March 21, 2014
    Hurdlers Compete on Day Two of Shamrock Invitational The Yale men’s track and field team continued competition at Coastal Carolina’s Shamrock Invitational on Friday. The Bulldogs officially opened their outdoor season on Thursday, when freshman Luke Persichetti placed 28th in the hammer throw. On the meet’s second day, it was the Elis’ hurdlers’ turn to take to the track.
  • Bulldogs Open Outdoor Season at Shamrock Invitational
    March 20, 2014
    Bulldogs Open Outdoor Season at Shamrock Invitational The Yale men’s track and field team opened its outdoor season on Thursday at the Shamrock Invitational, hosted by Coastal Carolina. The annual meet—which will continue on Friday and Saturday—has brought together a geographically varied collection of schools, including Army, Charleston, Dartmouth, Manhattan, North Carolina-Wilmington, North Dakota, Rutgers, South Carolina and many others.
  • Dooney Runs Second-Fastest 3,000 Meter in Yale History
    March 09, 2014
    Dooney Runs Second-Fastest 3,000 Meter in Yale History The 2014 IC4A Championships hosted by Boston University came to a close on Sunday, with Yale finishing in 26th place (7 points) out of 41 teams. Sophomore Kevin Dooney emerged as the meet’s star with his astounding performance in the 3,000-meter run.
  • Randon Qualifies for IC4A One Mile Finals
    March 08, 2014
    Randon Qualifies for IC4A One Mile Finals With Saturday concluded the second day of the 2014 IC4A Championships, hosted by Boston University.
  • Bulldogs Head to Boston for IC4As
    March 06, 2014
    Bulldogs Head to Boston for IC4As Coming off a strong performance at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps), the Yale men’s indoor track and field team will continue with postseason competition when it travels to Boston for the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships on March 8-9. The IC4A is a super-conference administered by the Eastern College Athletic Conference including schools from across the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. Athletes had the opportunity to qualify for the meet in various events by reaching certain entry standards during the course of the season. Overall, 11 Bulldogs—as well as teams in all three relay events—have qualified for this year’s meet, although the Yale coaching staff has not yet finalized who will be competing in which events this weekend. Stakes are a bit higher this year than in years past, as, for the first time, athletes that place in the top six in certain events at the indoor IC4As will automatically qualify for spots at the outdoor IC4As in May.
  • Dooney Runs Fastest 5,000-Meter Indoor Race in School History
    March 02, 2014
    Dooney Runs Fastest 5,000-Meter Indoor Race in School History The Yale men’s track and field team finished off one of its best indoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) performances in the past few years with several strong performances on Sunday, day two of the annual meet. Competing at Dartmouth’s Leverone Field House, the Bulldogs managed to tally 24 points—their best indoor Heps score since 2011—and finish in eighth place. Cornell (145 points) and Princeton (117) finished first and second at the meet for the second consecutive year. Harvard (95), Columbia (64), Brown (62) and Dartmouth (53) took third through sixth place, respectively, while Yale nearly overtook seventh-place Penn (28). After finishing Saturday in eighth place, the Elis used a few impressive individual scores to move up into seventh place for much of the day on Sunday, before falling back into eighth during the relay events at the end of the day.
  • Alexandre Named Second Team All-Ivy
    March 02, 2014
    Alexandre Named Second Team All-Ivy Yale men’s track and field team freshman Marc-Andre Alexandre ensured continued his impressive debut season by earning second team All-Ivy honors at the indoor Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) this weekend. Alexandre earned the honor thanks to his second-place finish in the 400-meter dash final on Sunday.
  • Sullivan Scores on Day One of Heps
    March 01, 2014
    Sullivan Scores on Day One of Heps With only four events completed and scored, the Yale men’s indoor track and field team tallied four points on day one of the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) on Saturday, recording one top-four finish and sending three athletes through to Sunday’s final-round events.
  • Bulldogs Headed to Hanover for Heptagonal Championships
    February 27, 2014
    Bulldogs Headed to Hanover for Heptagonal Championships The Yale men’s indoor track and field team will begin postseason competition this weekend when it travels to Hanover, N.H., to take part in the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps). The annual meet, hosted by Dartmouth this year, will span both Saturday and Sunday and bring together teams from all eight Ivy League schools. Cornell came out on top at last year’s Heps, edging out Princeton by just one point.
  • Long Sprinters Excel Against Harvard and Princeton
    February 15, 2014
    Long Sprinters Excel Against Harvard and Princeton The Yale men’s track and field team hosted rivals Harvard and Princeton at Coxe Cage on Saturday. The Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet, an annual fixture on each team’s schedule, marks the end of the Bulldogs’ regular season. As a team, the Elis recorded 26 points and finished third at Saturday’s meet. Princeton (89 points) took first, while Harvard placed second (54 points).
  • Harvard and Princeton Head to Coxe Cage
    February 12, 2014
    Harvard and Princeton Head to Coxe Cage The fourth meet the Yale men’s track and field team hosts this season will be the most important, as Harvard and Princeton prepare to visit Coxe Cage for the annual Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet on Saturday. The meet not only provides the Bulldogs with the opportunity to take on their greatest rivals, but also marks the end of the indoor regular season. After Saturday’s showdown with the Crimson and the Tigers, the Elis will have two weeks of rest before their schedule heats up with two postseason meets: the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) and IC4A Championships.
  • Elis Conclude Giegengack Invitational With Several Strong Performances
    February 08, 2014
    Elis Conclude Giegengack Invitational With Several Strong Performances The Yale men’s track and field team picked up right where it had left off on Friday, putting on an impressive and well-rounded display on the second and final day of the Giegengack Invitational on Saturday. The annual unscored meet, held at Coxe Cage, opened with a few events on Friday evening before holding the majority of competition during the day on Saturday.
  • Shirvell Competes at Valentine Invitational
    February 08, 2014
    Shirvell Competes at Valentine Invitational The Yale men’s track and field team captain, senior James Shirvell, represented the Bulldogs at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston on Saturday. The meet, hosted by Boston University, attracted a wide range of schools from the northeast region, including many of Yale’s Ivy League rivals. Shirvell was the only Eli to travel to Boston for the meet, as the rest of his team competed at the Giegengack Invitational, held at Yale’s own Coxe Cage.
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