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Day Two of the Giegengack Invitational

Day Two of the Giegengack Invitational

Feb. 4, 2006

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs finished the second day of the Giegengack Invitational with a number of top five finishes, including three wins.

Dan O'Brien won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.16, tying the school No. 12 all-time performance by Marc Quinlivan in 1984. Shomari Taylor was second in the 500 (1:04.60), while Rob deLaski was fifth (1:05.72).

The 4x400-meter relay team of Taylor, Kevin Alexander, Matt Bordoni and deLaski was fourth with a time of 3:14.75, which is the fastest time ever run by Yale in Coxe Cage and fifth best in school history. The three teams ahead also ran 3:14 with Southern Connecticut State narrowly winning (3:14.41).

Patrick Dantzer won the 3,000-meter run (8:17.87). Brian Gertzen was second in the 1,000-meter run (2:30.33).

In field events, Jihad Beauchman won the triple jump (14.60 meters) after placing second in the high jump on Friday. John Langhauser was second in the shot put with a toss of 16.21 meters after taking second in the weight throw the previous day.

The Coxe Cage record in the 800-meter run was broken by Tommy Manning of Georgetown as he won with a time of 1:48.48, an NCAA provisional qualifying time. The previous record was 1:50.68 by Jama Aiden of Fairleigh Dickinson in 1983. The next four runners were only two seconds behind at 1:50, rounding out a fast field.

Report filed by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity