Dooney Runs Second-Fastest 3,000 Meter in Yale History

Kevin Dooney. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kevin Dooney. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Randon Places Seventh in Final Round of Mile Run

BOSTON, Mass.—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. 

Out of 58 competitors to start the race, Dooney placed fourth. He outdid his previous best time by more than 11 seconds, marking his new personal best at 8:02.24. The time is the second-fastest ever run in Yale history, just seconds behind James Gibson in 1991. His performance earned the Bulldogs five points.

After qualifying to compete in the final round of competition, freshman James Randon returned to the mile run to place seventh. His time of 4:09.51 was just milliseconds off Saturday's personal best, marking a successful end to his season. 

The Bulldogs will be back on the track this April, when the full team returns for the outdoor season.

Report by Maria Seravalli '16, Yale Sports Publicity