NEW YORK, N.Y.— Running in his first race of the season, junior Trevor Reinhart earned All-Ivy honors for his sixth-place finish at the Ivy League Cross Country Championships this weekend. Reinhart led the Bulldogs in the race, a remarkable performance which indicates that, although he has only competed in one race this season, Reinhart remains in top shape for the Bulldogs heading into the NCAA championship meets.
Prior to Heps, Reinhart had not competed on the cross country course since last season. In fact, his last race against NCAA competition in any sport was last May, when he competed for the Bulldogs at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in the 1500-meter run. His performance at that meet earned Reinhart the title of Honorable Mention All-American. Reinhart also competed at last year's cross country Northeast Regional meet, where he finished in 36th place. His All-Ivy performance last weekend sets him up nicely heading into this season's NCAA Northeast Regionals, said his coach Paul Harkins.
"Trevor's race was simply an example of how tough and talented he is! He ran with confidence and put himself right up front with the leaders from the gun," said Harkins. "His confidence was remarkable considering Heps was his first race of the season, but he was able to call on his experience from last Cross Country season as well as his All-American track season to help put him in a position mentally to go after that All-Ivy First Team! It was a really exciting race for Trevor and bodes really well for the next couple of weeks!"
Reinhart finished the 5-mile course at Heps in a time of 25:08.6, just nine seconds off the championship time. He will next race on Nov. 10, when the Bulldogs compete at the NCAA Northeast Regionals at the Audobon Golf Course in Buffalo, N.Y.
Report by Olivia Paschal '18, Yale Sports Publicity.