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Bulldogs Finish Second at Yale-Dartmouth-Columbia

Paedyn Gomes. (photo by Steve Musco)
Paedyn Gomes. (photo by Steve Musco)

NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The Yale men's track and field team took second place at the Yale-Columbia-Dartmouth tri-meet with 69 points behind Dartmouth with 83 points and ahead of Columbia with 26 points. This meet served as the first meet of the season for many of the Elis who competed this weekend.

Sophomores Kyle Macauley and Vincent Vaughns competed in the 60m dash, finishing second and first, respectively. Junior Alex McIntyre also raced in the 60m dash, placing fourth. Gregory Campbell, Jr. was the only Bulldog in the 200m dash, finishing third with a time of 22.99. In the 500m run, Yale fielded five runners: James Lewis, Kohl Swift, Fergal Burnett Small, Jonathan Ascher and Jackson Chapman finishing fifth through ninth, in that order. In the 60mh, captain Paedyn Gomes took home first-place with a time of 8.03, beating a slew of Dartmouth runners. First-year Ben Shelley also competed in the 60mH, running a 9.03 in his first race against Ivy League competitors.

After taking-off the last two meets in order to rest, the Bulldogs' distance squad saw much success this weekend, taking home first place in three different events. First-year Nick Dahl won the 3,000m run in his debut indoor meet with a time of 8:37.85. Dahl was joined by Patrick Perry and Armstrong Noonan who finished in sixth and third, respectively. Senior Matt Chisholm took home first in the mile run, finishing with a time of 4:17.08. Chisholm was followed by Charlie Gardner in fifth, Neil Braganza in seventh and Jonathan Lomogda in eighth. Junior Trevor Reinhart won the 1,000m run with an impressive time of 2:26.59, followed by Will Laird in sixth and Cameron Wyman in ninth. Representing the Bulldogs in the 800m run were Thomas Gmür, Allen Siegler, Austin Stoner and Michael Yuan, finishing in fifth, fourth, tenth and ninth in that order.

The Elis dominated the relay events, winning both the 4x400m relay and the 4x800m relay. The 4x400m relay team finished with a time of 3:20.11 and was consisted of Kyle Macauley, Alex McIntyre, Connor Hill and Gregory Campbell. The 4x800m relay team of Allen Siegler, Will Laird, Thomas Gmür and Trevor Reinhart won a very close race with Dartmouth, running a time of 7:50.21.

The Bulldogs were just as successful in the field events as they were on the track. Jake Hoops finished third in the shot put, throwing 14.91m. Andrew Rochon Competed in both the shot put and weight throw, finishing fifth-place in each, throwing 13.95m in the shot put and 13.89m in the weight throw.

The Bulldogs' jumps squad was led by junior Jimmy Shih this weekend, as Shih took home first-place in both the long jump and triple jump. Shih's marks were 6.65m in the long jump and 14.09m in the triple jump. He was joined by senior Carl Mansson in both of those events, who finished third in the long jump and second in the triple jump. In the high jump, sophomore Spencer O'Neill finished in second-place after losing a jump-off for first, with a jump of 1.99m. Junior Cody Clements also competed in the high jump, finishing in third with a jump of 1.90m. Rounding out the field events for the Bulldogs were the pole vaulters, Austin Laut and Kyle Brown. Laut finished in second, vaulting 4.95m, and Brown finished in fifth with a vault of 4.55m.

 

Full results from today's meet are available here. The Bulldogs' next meet will be at Harvard on Jan. 28 for the Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet.

 

Report by Zachary Capello '19, Yale Sports Publicity