Relays Win on Day Two of Heps

Relays Win on Day Two of Heps

May 7, 2006

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Elis ended the second day of the Ivy League Championships in sixth with 73 points at Penn's Franklin Field. The winner was Cornell with 129 points. Yale recorded a number of outstanding performances, including wins by the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays.

Sunday began with the 4x100-meter relay team winning Heps for the second year in a row with a time of 40.92. This is sixth fastest in the championship meet history and third fastest in Yale's history. The team was comprised of Victor Cheng, Kevin Alexander, Dan O'Brien and Russell Kempf.

Fittingly, Sunday ended with the 4x400-meter relay team winning as well. Their time of 3:10.84 was ninth fastest in meet history and second fastest in school history. The team was made up of Kempf, O'Brien, Jihad Beauchman and Alexander.

Alexander, who split 45.8 in the 4x400-meter relay, also took second in the open 400, almost edging out Columbia's Erison Hurtault (46.12) with his time of 46.26, which is fourth fastest in meet history and second fastest in school history. Cheng also took second place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.85.

Beauchman was Yale's other second place finisher. He placed second in the high jump with a height of 2.13 meters, breaking his old school record of 2.12 meters. Samuel Fox was just behind, taking fifth place with a height of 2.07 meters. Beauchman also took fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 15.12 meters.

O'Brien took third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.48. In the 400-meter hurdles, Shomari Taylor and Michael Brown ended up sixth and eighth with times of 54.50 and 54.92.

In the discus, Jeffrey Lachman took fourth place with a throw of 48.46 meters. Close behind were Nathan Noll and John Langhauser in sixth and seventh with distances of 46.62 and 45.37 meters.

Report by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity