Oct. 29, 2004
New York, NY - Led by a second-place finish from Lucas Meyer, Yale finished fifth at the Heptagonal Cross Country Championship Friday afternoon in New York's Van Cortlandt Park. Columbia won with 70 points, followed by Dartmouth (79), Penn (87), Brown (108), Yale (114), Princeton (116), Cornell (145) and Harvard (180).
Meyer (24:39.5) narrowly missed becoming Yale's first individual champion in 15 years, finishing four seconds behind Cornell's Bruce Hyde (24:35.5). Casey Moriarty (24:49.3) finished fourth, making Yale the only school with two in the top five. Both Meyer and Moriarty earned first team All-Ivy recognition for their efforts. This is the second straight year Meyer and Moriarty made the first team. Meyer improved upon his 24:48 fourth-place finish from last year, while Moriarty was seventh a year ago. Both of their times are among the top ten all-time for Yale at Heps, with Meyer third and Moriarty sixth.
Also running for Yale were Patrick Dantzler (25th, 25:34.1), Josh Yelsey (41st, 26:00.47) and Andrew Pitts (42nd, 26:01.5).
Van Cortlandt Park will be the site for the NCAA Regionals on Saturday November 13.
report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department