Oct. 31, 2003
NEW YORK - The Yale men's cross country team placed third at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship, marking its first top four finish since 1996, at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y., on Friday morning. Individually, Yale had four runners finish in the top 25, led by juniors Lucas Meyer and Casey Moriarty, who both received first team all-league honors, while freshman David Napper earned second-team distinction.
The Bulldogs completed the day with 85 points, behind Columbia (69) and first-place Brown (60). Dartmouth finished fourth with 90 points, followed by Princeton (97), Harvard (125), Penn (154) and Cornell (218).
Meyer placed fourth finishing with a time of 24:48.8. Moriarty (25:08.0) came in seventh, while Napper (25:14.7) finished 11th and junior Josh Yelsey (25:36.2) took 22nd place. Columbia senior Steve Sundell (24:26.9) won the individual championship.
Also competing for Yale were Patrick Dantzer (26:11.7/41st), Andrew Johnson (26:23.7/52nd), Robert Dwyer (26:29.8/54th), Mark Turner (26:54.5/66th), Wyatt Golding (27:12.3/73rd), Andrew Pitts (27:15.0/75th), Brian Hanak (27:21.5/79th) and Brian Gertzen (27:21.7/80th).