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Rowe Elected Captain for 2014-2015 Season

William Rowe. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
William Rowe. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Sprinter and Hurdler to Lead Bulldogs Next Year

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—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.

"I have the privilege of spending my time each day with a group of the most hard-working and talented men one could imagine," Rowe said with regard to being elected captain. "I am honored to be so highly esteemed by my fellow teammates, and I could not be more excited for the year ahead."

A regular member of the Bulldogs' top 4x400-meter relay squad, Rowe focuses on the 500-meter dash during the indoor season and the 400-meter hurdles during the outdoor season. After competing in the 4x400 meter relay at the IC4A Championships and Penn Relays as a freshman and in the 400-meter hurdles and 4x100 meter relay at the IC4As as a sophomore, Rowe continued to improve during his junior season. He posted the team's top 500-meter time and competed in the 4x400 meter relay and 500-meter dash at the IC4As during the 2013-2014 indoor season before placing second in the 400-meter hurdles against Harvard during the outdoor season. Rowe was also a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that posted an impressive season-best time at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships last weekend.

Rowe set personal records in the 200-meters, 500-meters and 400-meter hurdles this season. His best 400-meter hurdles mark of 53.55 was good enough to earn him a spot at the IC4As, where he will likely be competing this weekend.

Report by Zach Schloss '15, Yale Sports Publicity