NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men's track and field team sent four athletes to compete today at the ICAAAA Indoor Championships, hosted by Boston University. Vincent Vaughns highlighted today's meet, setting a new school record of 21.52 in the 200m dash. Vaughns broke the two-year-old record of 21.59, held by six-time Ivy League champion Marc-Andre Alexandre, class of 2017.
Vaughns has been chasing the 200m indoor school record since missing it by 0.02 seconds earlier this year. He finally surpassed it today, also setting a new personal record. Leading into today's meet, Vaughns had just placed fourth at Ivy Heps in the 60m dash. He will certainly be seen as a contender for the Ivy League titles in the sprinting events this outdoor season. Ekrem Ayhan joined Vaughns today in the 200m dash, running a new personal record of 21.96 and moving further up the all-time top 15 list. Ayhan, a first-year, had an outstanding first season of competition as a Bulldog.
The other Bulldogs that competed today were Will Laird and Thomas Gmür, finishing fifth and seventh in their heat of the one mile run. Laird broke his previous personal record, running a quick time of 4:10.97. Gmür finished the race with a time of 4:12.40. Last weekend, Gmür finished ninth at Ivy Heps in the one mile run.
With the conclusion of the ICAAAA Championships comes the end of the Bulldogs' indoor season. They are far from finished with competition, however, as the outdoor season is right around the corner, beginning on March 17 with the Point Loma Nazarene Invitational in San Diego.
Results from today's meet can be found here.
Report by Zachary Capello '19, Yale Sports Publicity.