Sept. 27, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Saturday afternoon, the Yale men faced off against Harvard in the 95th annual Yale-Harvard dual meet, one of the oldest traditions in collegiate cross-country. The weather cleared enough that the race was able to be contested at the usual venue of the Yale Golf Course. The Bulldogs battled the Crimson over the soggy, 8,000-meter course, led by senior John Hinkle's third-place finish, but ultimately finished in second place with 36 points behind Harvard's score of 21.
Harvard sophomore Daniel Chenoweth won the individual honors this year, crossing the line in 25:43.
Hinkle was the first scorer for the Bulldogs, completing the course in a time of 26:20; this was Hinkle's first cross-country race leading the Yale pack. Fellow senior Murat Kayali was not far behind Hinkle, finishing fourth in 26:30. Rounding out the top five scorers were sophomore Max Walden (eighth, 26:42), junior Jeff Perrella (tenth, 26:46) and junior Max Brown (eleventh, 26:49).
This week, the Bulldogs ran without the contribution of captain Jake Gallagher-the individual champion in this meet against Harvard for the past two years.
Next up for the Bulldogs is the Murray Keatinge Invitational, which will be hosted by the University of Maine on Saturday, Oct. 4th.
Report by Bevin Peters '09, Yale Sports Publicity