June 4, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - This week, the NCAA released the list of declared athletes for the National Championships which will be held in Des Moines, Iowa June 11-14. The field will be comprised of automatic qualifiers (athletes finishing in the top 5 of their respective region) and at-large qualifiers. Sophomore Eric DePalo will represent Yale in the pole vault, after finishing sixth at the East Regional Championships last weekend with his performance of 5.06 meters. Junior Jeffrey Lachman was already guaranteed a spot at Nationals after finishing fifth in the discus throw at Regionals with an effort of 53.15 meters. This is the first appearance at the National meet for both DePalo and Lachman. A men's start list will be released on Monday, June 9.
Report by Bevin Peters '09, Yale Sports Publicity