NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Last night, three members of the Yale men's track and field team were officially named to the indoor All-Ivy team, following last weekend's Ivy Heps. All-Ivy honors are difficult to come by, as the league states, "The first-place finisher in each of the 20 events earns first team All-Ivy honors while the runner-up finishers are named to the second team."
Trevor Reinhart was awarded first-team All-Ivy honors after his victory in the 3,000m, which was also his first Ivy League championship title. Reinhart ran a smart race, adjusting his position and appropriately responding to the leaders' moves. He kicked with perfect timing, shooting around the leader in the final meters to steal the win. Last cross country season, Reinhart also took home All-Ivy honors after his sixth place finish at Heps.
Captain Paedyn Gomes earned second-team All-Ivy honors following his runner-up performance in the 60mH. Gomes' time of 7.82 was faster the previous Ivy League meet record of 7.83, and was a 0.12 second improvement on his previous personal record. His time is also the fastest reported for the 60mH by a Yale student, as the current school record was run over 55m instead of 60m. Gomes is currently ranked 29th among all NCAA Division I athletes, and he will be looking to make big waves this coming outdoor season – his final season as a Bulldog.
CJ McCord was the final Bulldog named to the All-Ivy team, earning second-team honors after finishing runner-up in the high jump. McCord made sure that the rest of the league knew of his ability by winning a jump-off for second place after entering the meet ranked 15th. Not only was his mark of 2.08m a new college best for McCord, but it was also a big step for him since recovering from a serious leg injury from his first year at Yale. McCord will now enter the outdoor season seen as a threat to win the title.
The official All-Ivy announcement made by the Ivy League can be found here. All of the above athletes have qualified for the IC4A/ECAC Championships, and will compete Mar. 3-4 at Boston University.
Report by Zachary Capello '19, Yale Sports Publicity