Eleven Yale Athletes Earn All-East Honors

March 20, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - At the IC4A Indoor Championships earlier this month, eleven Bulldogs contributed to an eighth place finish at the meet, which included competition from around the eastern region. Athletes receiving top-eight finishes at the meet were awarded All-East recognition for their efforts. Among these athletes were senior Victor Cheng (sixth, 55-meter dash), sophomore Eric DePalo (third, pole vault) and junior Murat Kayali (second, mile run) in individual events. The second place 4x800-meter relay team of senior Matthew Bordoni, junior Jared Bell, senior Tadhg O'Callaghan and sophomore Chris Labosky and the fifth place distance medley relay of sophomores Kevin Brown and David Soiles, senior Nate Clute and junior Jake Gallagher also earned All-East honors. Highlights of the meet included two new all-time indoor school records for Yale: Cheng broke a 22-year-old record in the 55-meter dash with a blazing time of 6.31, and the 4x800-meter relay surpassed another longstanding record with their effort of 7:29.53.

Report by Bevin Peters '09, Yale Sports Publicity