July 4, 2008
EUGENE, Ore. - Former Yale track & field and cross country All-American Lucas Meyer '05 came up short at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials with a 19th place finish in the 3000-meter Steeplechase preliminaries Thursday night in Eugene, Ore.
Needing to finish in the top 14 to advance to the finals for the event, Meyer finished the race in a time of 8:46.53 to place 19th and come up short.
Meyer earned All-America honors in both cross country and the steeplechase his senior year at Yale, finishing 18th at the NCAA Cross Country Championship and 12th at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He set the school record in the steeplechase with a time of 8:36.39 in his preliminary heat at the NCAAs. Meyer was the IC4A steeplechase champion in 2005 and was a two-time Heps champion in the event as well. He also was Heps and IC4A champion in the 5,000-meter run indoors his senior year. He set the school record in the 5,000 at IC4As in 2004.
Meyer, a comparative literature major, was third team CoSIDA Academic All-American as a senior.
Report Filed by Steven Horn '10, Yale Sports Publicity