2009-10 Yale Men's Cross Country News

June 22, 2010
Chris Labosky Named First Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America by CoSIDA
Chris Labosky ’10 has been selected to the 2010 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Team, which was announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This is the second straight year earning the honor for Labosky, who was a third-team selection in 2009 and a first-team selection this year. He was the lone honoree from the Ivy League and is the first Bulldog to earn first-team honors since Thomas Hocker ’02 in 2002.

June 3, 2010
Chris Labosky Named to CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Team
Chris Labosky ’10 has been selected to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Men's Track & Field/Cross Country First Team, which was announced Thursday. This is the third time Labosky has earned this award, and he now advances to the ballot for CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American honors.

May 22, 2010
Yale Honors Six Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Student-Athlete Reception
Six seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Travis Henry (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) of the football team and Allison Mak (Richmond Hill, Ont.) of the gymnastics team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Chris Labosky (Tallmadge, Ohio) of the men’s cross country and track & field teams and Julia Weiser (Houston, Texas) of the field hockey team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Stephanie Colantonio (Watertown, Mass.) of the field hockey team and Ben Wescoe (La Jolla, Calif.) of the men’s golf team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.

March 16, 2010
Bulldogs Earn All-Academic Team Award from USTFCCCA
The men’s cross-country team earned All-Academic honors on the 2009 list of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Teams, released last Sunday. The Bulldogs tied for eighth place for highest GPA with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The Bulldogs are the only team in the country who have received this award for the 15th consecutive year.

December 10, 2009
Walden Elected Captain for 2010 Season
The Bulldogs hosted their annual banquet on Dec. 7 to recognize several individuals for their contributions in the past season. By a team vote, junior Charles "Max" Walden was selected as captain for next year. Junior Jeff Perrella was also presented with the Mike Stanley-John Cleary Class of 1954 Men's Cross Country Award for his dedication to the team.

December 1, 2009
Ten Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors
Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in fall sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

November 14, 2009
Bulldogs Come in Top Ten at Northeast Regional
Even without their top runner, the Bulldogs gave a strong showing at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on Saturday, finishing ninth out of 36 teams. Head coach Dan Ireland said he was very pleased with the Bulldogs’ performance at their last meet of the season.

November 9, 2009
Bulldogs Look Healthy for NCAA Regionals
After having many of their runners sick at the Heptagonals Championships two weeks ago, the Bulldogs look forward to racing healthy this Saturday. They will head to Boston, Mass., for the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, hosted by Boston University at Franklin Park.

November 4, 2009
Dooney Earns All-Ivy Honors
Sophomore Conor Dooney earned All-Ivy honors in his debut at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships last Friday at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, N.Y. Dooney placed 13th with a time of 25:50.2 on the 8K course.

October 30, 2009
Bulldogs Compete at Heptagonals
The Bulldogs competed at the 70th annual Ivy League Heptagonal Championships at Van Cortland Park on Friday and finished seventh with 160 points. Although the Bulldogs had set their goals higher, sickness among several of the runners prevented them from racing at their potential.

October 27, 2009
Bulldogs Face Off Against Ivy Rivals
The Bulldogs will compete at the 70th annual Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this Friday at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, N.Y. Although they are running against higher-ranked teams, they have set their standards higher than what the statistics rank them.

October 16, 2009
Penn State Cancellation Brings Out Bulldogs’ Perseverance
Inclement weather cancelled the Penn State National meet on Friday, but that did not stop the Bulldogs’ competitive edge. With several other schools registered for the Penn State meet, the Bulldogs ran in a newly organized race at nearby Lock Haven University. Despite the cold weather and the wet course, they placed third as a team with 77 points, only seven points behind second-place finisher Cortland State.

October 16, 2009
Penn State National Canceled
Due to inclement weather, the Penn State National meet scheduled for Oct. 16 has been cancelled. The Bulldogs will still compete at a newly formed race hosted by Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pa. with several other schools who registered for the Penn State meet.

October 14, 2009
Bulldogs Strive for Mental Toughness
The Bulldogs will compete at their last regular season meet this Friday at the Penn State National in State College, Pa. They hope that the race will serve as a mental boost going into the post-season.

September 30, 2009
Bulldogs Seek Redemption at Harvard
One of the oldest rivalries in the nation will face off this Friday in the 96th annual Harvard-Yale meet at Franklin Park in Boston.

September 19, 2009
Bulldogs Finish Fourth at Iona Meet of Champions
The Yale men’s cross country team performed very well at their first meets of the season on Saturday. The crisp fall day was the perfect backdrop for running at the Iona Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City, where the Elis finished fourth, and for running at the Quinnipiac Invitational in Hamden, Conn.

September 17, 2009
Bulldogs Ready to Open Season
The Yale men’s cross country team will compete for this first time of the season this Saturday in two different invitationals: at the 15th Annual Br. John “Paddy” Doyle/ Iona College Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park in New York City, and at the Quinnipiac Invitational in Hamden, Conn. These meets will give the team a chance to see what all of its members can achieve this year.

September 16, 2009
Men’s Cross Country Outlook 2009
The 2009 season will be a transition year for the Yale Men’s Cross Country Team. “We graduated three of our top four runners from last year’s squad,” said head coach Dan Ireland. “Jake Gallagher in particular will be tough to replace.” This is Ireland’s 10th season in charge of the Yale program, and it will be interesting to see who ends up leading the Bulldogs’ pack.