NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior Marc-Andre Alexandre was named most valuable men's track athlete on the final day of the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonals today at Yale. Alexandre helped score 20 points for the Bulldogs, taking first in the 400-meter dash and anchoring the first-place 4x400-meter relay team. Princeton took the Ivy League title with 156 points, while Yale finished in sixth with 63 points.
Alexandre's time of 46.84 seconds in the 400-meters is the 3rd-fastest time in Yale history. The 4x400-meter relay team -- senior Chandler Crusan, sophomore Alex McIntyre, sophomore Connor Hill and Alexandre -- also had a record-breaking day, setting the 3rd-fastest time in Yale history in that event as well with a time of 3:10.83.
Junior Paedyn Gomes placed second and scored eight points for the Bulldogs in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.00 seconds, his fastest time of the season. The 4x100-relay team -- freshman Kyle Macauley, freshman Vincent Vaughns, Alexandre, and McIntyre -- also took second place, finishing .6 seconds behind first-place finisher Cornell. In the 4x800-meter relay team, the Yale team -- senior Tim Cox, freshman James Lewis, senior Trevor Reinhart, and senior James Randon -- also placed second. Randon and Reinhart also placed third and fifth in the 1500-meter run, respectively, to combine for 8 team points.
The Bulldogs had several other athletes contribute to the final point total. Sophomore Keith McCord placed fourth in the high jump. Macauley placed sixth in the 100-meter dash to contribute one point to the Yale effort. Junior Jake Hoops also placed sixth in the shot put with a toss of 16.60 meters.
Full results of today's meet are available here. The Bulldogs have several athletes qualified to race at the IC4A championships next weekend, and will also hope to send some to the NCAA East Preliminary Competitions on May 25. A full preview of these meets, with a list of qualifiers, will be available closer to the dates of the meets.
Report by Olivia Paschal '18, Yale Sports Publicity.