Elis To Compete at IC4A Championship

March 2, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale will be traveling to Boston University's Track and Field Pavilion this weekend for the 85th Annual ICAAAA Indoor Track and Field Championship. The Bulldogs are looking to surpass last year's fourth place finish in which they scored 36 points. Competition will be from March 4-5.

Numerous Elis will be competing this year:

400-meter Dash: Kevin Alexander has already run 48.13 on Boston University's track, and is ready to run under 48 in this event for the first time in his career.

500-meter Dash: Shomari Taylor finished ninth in this event last year and has run 1:04.42 this season. He is prepared to finish up indoor season with a sub-1:04 performance.

3,000-meter Run: Patrick Dantzer's personal record of 8:09.27 run at the HYP meet would have placed him second last year, so he will be looking for a top finish.

55-meter Hurdles: Dan O'Brien is coming off a fifth place finish at Heps and will be looking to score some points in this event

Shot Put: John Langhauser has truly emerged as a top thrower in the Ivy League. He will be looking to improve upon his personal record of 16.77 meters as he competes at the IC4A Championship for the first time.

Weight Throw: Langhauser will also be competing in the weight throw and has thrown 17.23 meters this season.

High Jump: Jihad Beauchman was fourth in this event last year with a height of 2.01 meters. He has already jumped 2.06 meters and will try to surpass that height.

4x400-meter Relay: The school record was broken last year when Yale placed third at this meet with a time of 3:11.82. Yale has run 3:14.33 so far, and will be trying to drop the time down and set a new school record.

4x800-meter Relay: Last year's team placed sixth with a time of 7:30.59, narrowly missing the school record of 7:30.47. The team has run 7:36.96 so far and will be looking to break the record.

Distance Medley Relay: The team will be looking to continue to improve upon the 9:58.59 they ran when they won Heps last weekend. Yale was third in this event last year (9:56.57).

Report by Victor Cheng '08, Yale Sports Publicity

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