RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior James Randon claimed first place in the 1500-meter run during the first day of the Raleigh Relays, where the middle distance and distance members of the Yale men's track and field team are competing this weekend.
Randon's first-place finish in a field of 103 competitors was the Bulldogs' top finish during the meet's first day, but many other athletes posted personal best times as well. Running alongside Randon in the 1500-meters were sophomore Trevor Reinhart, juniors Thomas Gmür and Matt Chisholm, and senior Andre Ivankovic. Reinhart finished 22nd in the event, and Ivankovic in 27th.
Senior Spike Sievert competed in the 10,000-meter run for the first time since 2015, finishing in 59th place with a time of 31:10.23. Freshmen Jonathan Lomogda and Armstrong Noonan both ran in the 5000-meter run, finishing in 58th and 72nd places respectively. Lomogda set a new personal best in the event with a time of 14:44.33.
The Raleigh Relays continue tomorrow, with Randon scheduled to take the track for the Bulldogs in the 800-meter run. A full recap of that meet, as well as the Point Loma Nazarene University Invitational, will be available tomorrow evening.
Report by Olivia Paschal '18, Yale Sports Publicity.