Aug. 15, 2005
New Haven, CT - The Yale men's track team earned all-academic team honors from the National Collegiate Track Coaches Association, with Jihad Beauchman (San Jose, Calif.) and Lucas Meyer (Ridgefield, Conn.) earning individual all-academic selections. The Bulldogs landed the team honor with the second-highest grade-point average in the country (3.26), trailing only the University of Missouri.
Meyer graduated last spring with a B.A. in comparative literature, leaving as one of the most prolific distance runners in Yale history. He earned All-American honors after placing 12th in the steeplechase at the NCAA Championships. He also posted a school-record time of 8:36:39 in that event in the preliminaries at the NCAAs.
Beauchman, an economics major going into his senior year, was another record-setter for the Bulldogs. His 6'11" mark in the high jump at the 2005 Outdoor NCAA Regionals bested Kevin Gaugush's 1990 school record by one inch. He also qualified for regionals in the triple jump. Beauchman earned Academic All-Ivy honors this past spring.
report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity Department