Bulldogs Brave Challenging Conditions at Brown Invitational
April 15, 2009
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - On Saturday, the Bulldogs traveled to Rhode Island to compete at the Brown Invitational. The athletes had to brave challenging conditions; the wind and rain prevented most runners from posting fast times. Yale brought a limited team, since many of the Bulldogs had already competed on Friday at the Yale-Harvard vs. Oxford-Cambridge meet. However, there were still some strong individual performances, and Yale was able to take seventh overall in the team standings with 24 points.
Bringing in the Bulldogs' only win of the day, senior Andrew Samuel finished first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:50.56.
In the middle-distances, the Bulldogs had a pair of solid fourth-place finishes from juniors Kevin Brown in the 800-meter run (1:57.10) and Jeff Perrella in the 1,500-meter run (4:03.91). Perella's run was particularly impressive considering he specializes in the longer-distance events like the 5,000-meter run.
In the 100-meter dash, sophomore Nate Molina was fourth in 11.71, and junior Bashir Adeniyi was sixth in 11.84. In the longer sprints, freshman George Cook place third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.82.
The Bulldogs will be back on the track this Saturday to compete against Harvard in Cambridge, Mass.
Report by Bevin Peters '09, Yale Sports Publicity