EUGENE, Ore. - Yale sophomore Trevor Reinhart ran one of his best times of the season in the semifinals of the 1500-meter run in Eugene, Ore. last night, but finished less than a second away from qualifying for the event championships. Although he did not advance to the championships, his race marks the second consecutive year that the Bulldogs will finish out their season at the NCAA Championships, signaling the strength of the team over the past two seasons.
Reinhart kept pace with the fastest runners in the heat at the beginning of the race, coming in at fifth in the 300-meter split. He then fell behind in the next few laps, but gained back some ground at the end of the race to finish tenth in his heat and 18th overall. His final time was 3:45.39, which is his second-fastest time of the season. Competing in the NCAA Championships as a sophomore is no small feat, and the Bulldogs can be proud of Reinhart's consistent improvement over the season as well as his performance at the NCAA Championships.
As Reinhart was the only Eli in competition in Eugene, the record-breaking men's track and field season has officially come to a close.
Full results from the championship are available here.
Report by Olivia Paschal '18, Yale Sports Publicity.