May 18, 2008
PRINCETON, N.J. - After a scoreless first day at the IC4A Championships held at Princeton, the Bulldogs earned their first points, and qualified-with both individuals and relays-for the finals on Sunday. Currently, Yale is tied for 24th place with three points, which came from junior Nathan Noll's sixth-place finish in the discus throw on Saturday with an effort of 51.39 meters. Another highlight for the Bulldogs on Saturday was sophomore Chris Labosky's regional-qualifying mark in the 800-meter run.
Labosky qualified for the final in the event by running a personal-best time of 1:49.48. The performance earns him a spot in the NCAA East Region Championship in Tallahassee, Fla. at the end of the month, and moves him up to No. 7 on Yale's all-time outdoor performance list. The sophomore's time was the fastest by any Yale runner since 1991.
Other qualifiers for tomorrow's finals are senior Victor Cheng (100-meter and 200-meter dashes), the 4x100-meter relay team and the 4x800-meter relay team. The latter is seeded second going into tomorrow's final with a formidable time of 7:32.51, behind only Georgetown's squad.
Tomorrow will be the third and final day of competition at the IC4A Championships.
Report by Bevin Peters '09, Yale Sports Publicity