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Reinhart Advances to NCAA Championships

Trevor Reinhart (photo by Alexandra Schmeling '16)
Trevor Reinhart (photo by Alexandra Schmeling '16)

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Sophomore Trevor Reinhart advanced to the NCAA Championships for the Yale men's track and field team in the 1500-meters on the final day of competition at the East Prelims. He was the sole Bulldog to qualify to the championships, which will be held June 7-10 in Eugene, Ore. 

Reinhart finished fifth in the first quarterfinal heat to qualify for the championships with a time of 3:57.25. To move on to the championships, runners had to finish in the top five of their heat or with the next two fastest times. Senior James Randon, who competed at the NCAA Championships last year for the Bulldogs, finished just outside of qualification in an significantly faster heat. Randon's final time of 3:47.39 was only .07 seconds short of advancing, bringing an end to one of the most storied careers of any distance runner in Yale's history.

Junior Adam Houston also competed today in Lexington, finishing in 21st place in the 5000-meter run to bring his season to an end. Two other Elis closed out their season in last night's competition as well. Junior Paedyn Gomes finished 32nd in the 110-meter hurdles, and sophomore Austin Laut came in at 39th in the pole vault. This was the second consecutive year for both Gomes and Laut to compete in the East Prelims. 

Full results from the NCAA East Preliminaries can be viewed here. Reinhart will head to the NCAA Championships in a week and a half, beginning on June 7 in Eugene, Ore. A full preview of the championship meet will be available nearer to that date. 

Report by Olivia Paschal '18, Yale Sports Publicity.