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Elis Defeat Harvard 114-48

Elis Defeat Harvard 114-48

April 22, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Yale scored 114 points to beat Harvard's 48 in their sole dual meet of the season at McCurdy Track on Saturday afternoon. This was Harvard's Coach Frank Haggerty's last Harvard-Yale meet as head coach, as he is retiring after three decades of service. The Elis won most of the events while sweeping some in the process.

The day started off with javelin throwers Kevin Hickenbottom and Jackson Womack taking first and second with distances of 61.97 and 58.15 meters. Hickenbottom's mark qualifies him for regionals.

In other throwing events, Yale swept the discus with Jeffrey Lachman (50.50 meters), Nathan Noll (49.78 meters) and John Langhauser (46.98 meters) taking the top three placings. Langhauser also won the shot put with a throw of 16.18 meters and was second in the hammer throw (48.40 meters).

Additional sweeps included the 100 and 200-meter dashes, as well as the 5,000-meter run. In the 100-meter dash, Victor Cheng was first (10.77), followed by Russell Kempf (11.12) and Omari Douglas-Hall (11.31). Kevin Alexander was first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.72, followed by Dan O'Brien (22.07) and Kempf (22.41). Alexander won the 400-meter dash (48.50) and O'Brien won the 110-meter hurdles (14.79). Cheng, Alexander, O'Brien, and Kempf ran on the 4x100-meter relay team and won with a time of 42.19.

Jake Gallagher, Jared Bell and David Napper took the first three placings in the 5,000-meter run with times of 15:06.60, 15:07.31 and 15:08.14.

The other winners of the day include Adam Presser in the pole vault (4.11 meters), Samuel Fox in the high jump (1.94 meters), Shomari Taylor in the 400-meter hurdles (52.89), Joseph Kingsbery in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:42.30), Mark Falco in the 800-meter run (1:55.57) and the 4x400-meter relay (3:22.52).

Report by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity