2014 Yale Men's Cross Country News

September 17, 2014
Bulldogs Look to Continue Strong Start in Big Apple
Coming off a thrilling second-place finish at its season-opening Harvard-Yale-Princeton tri-meet last Friday, the Yale men’s cross country team will head to The Bronx to take part in the 20th annual Iona Meet of Champions on Saturday. The Bulldogs competed at the Iona Meet for the first time since 2009 last season, finishing second overall behind nationally ranked Iona. The meet is of special importance to the Elis because it is run on the same course—Van Cortlandt Park—as the Division I NCAA Northeast Regional Championship, held later this year, and it thus serves as a key tune-up race. While this year’s field has not been officially announced, last year’s meet included the likes of Army, Boston College, Brown, Fordham, Navy, Northeastern, St. Joseph’s and UMass Lowell.

September 12, 2014
Bulldogs Nearly Top Nationally Ranked Princeton in Season Opener
Members of the Yale men’s cross country team have set high expectations for their performances this season, and the team could not have asked for a much better showing in its season opener. Competing at home at the Yale Golf Course against their two biggest rivals, the Bulldogs finished Friday’s H-Y-P meet with 32 points, nearly upsetting nationally ranked Princeton (31 points). Harvard finished third with 68 points.

September 11, 2014
Bulldogs to Begin Season Against Ivy League Rivals
For the first time since 1998, the Yale men’s cross country team will take on both Harvard and Princeton in a historic tri-meet when the Ivy League rivals come together in New Haven on Sept. 12. The three schools held their first tri-meet in 1922, and the tradition continued annually and largely uninterrupted until Princeton ceased taking part following the 1998 meet. Since then, Yale and Harvard have gone head-to-head each season, and the Harvard-Yale meet served as the Bulldogs’ season opener in 2013. This year, with Princeton once again taking part, the H-Y-P meet will open all three teams’ seasons and add much excitement to the early-season calendar.

September 5, 2014
H-Y-P Meet Information
The Yale men’s cross country is just about one week away from opening its season in exciting and historic fashion. On Sept. 12, the Bulldogs will take on both Harvard and Princeton in a triangular meet for the first time since 1998. The schedule for the season opener is outlined below, along with directions to the course. A course map is available here.

August 28, 2014
Bulldogs Recognized in Preseason Polls
Thanks to the return of all of its top seven runners and the addition of its most impressive recruiting class ever, the Yale men’s cross country team is entering the 2014 season with especially high expectations. On Tuesday, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association appeared to validate those high expectations, ranking Yale as the fifth-best team in the Northeast Region in its preseason poll. Perhaps even more notably, the Bulldogs also received six votes in the national preseason poll—making them one of just 10 teams outside of the top 30 to receive votes.

August 24, 2014
Talented Core and Solid Freshman Class Look to Boost Bulldogs
With an impressive group of freshmen joining an already accomplished core of strong runners, the Yale men’s cross country team appears poised to record its best season in recent memory in 2014. The Elis have improved notably during the past few seasons. Last season, 10 Bulldogs set personal records at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Heps) as the team finished fifth—its best finish at the meet since 2006.

July 16, 2014
Bulldogs Look Forward to Challenging 2014 Schedule
As summer winds down, the Yale men’s cross country team is less two months away from kicking off its 2014 season. The team will be looking to improve on last season’s strong performances as it prepares to take on a nearly identical schedule of meets as in 2013. Last season marked the first time since 2007 that Yale had opened its season against rival Harvard, and the Elis will again join the Crimson in their season opener this year. This year’s opener—which will be held at Yale this season, unlike in 2013—poses an especially exciting challenge because it will include both Harvard and Princeton. Although the Harvard-Yale-Princeton cross country meet has an extensive history dating back to the 1920s, Princeton last competed at the meet in 1998, making this year’s event even more highly anticipated than usual.

July 16, 2014
Bulldogs Welcome Accomplished Freshman Class
Several members of the class of 2018 will look to make an impact as they join the Yale men’s track and field and cross country teams for the 2014-2015 season. The Bulldogs have brought in 12 athletes this year, and as many as eight of them could run for the cross country team in addition to the track and field squad.

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