Matthew Bieszard
Matthew Bieszard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Midland Park, N.J.
High School: Midland Park
Position: Sprints

Yale PRs

500 1:03.69

400m 46.92

200m 21.04

100m 10.85

60m 7.24

2011-12: Team captain…Indoor Second-Team All-Ivy in the 400-meter dash…Third fastest indoor 200-meter time in Yale history at IC4As…Outdoor Second-Team All-Ivy in the 400-meter dash…Fifth fastest outdoor 400-meter time in Yale history at Heps…IC4A qualifier both indoors and outdoors…NCAA East Regional qualifier in the 400-meter dash…Anchored the 4x100-meter and Indoor All-East 4x400-meter relay teams…4x400-meter relay team ran the fourth best time on Yale record…Awarded the Lee Calhoun Award, presented to an outstanding sprinter or hurdler, and the James Stack ’61 Award for leadership.

2010-2011: Key contributor on sprint relays, helped qualify 4x100, and 4x400m relays for outdoor IC4As … Competed in 100m and 200m at outdoor Heps, where he also anchored 4x400m and 4x100m relays to top-five finishes … Winner of 100m and runner-up in 200m at Harvard-Yale … At indoor IC4As, set No. 3 all-time Yale indoor record in 200m and competed on 4x400m relay that ran No. 12 all-time Yale indoor record … Began competing in 500-meter dash, eventually scoring at indoor Heps and setting No. 9 all-time indoor record … Opened indoor season strong with wins in 400m at season opener and Dartmouth-Columbia.

2009-2010: At outdoor Heps, placed third in 200m with a PR of 21.04 in preliminaries and fourth in 100m … Ran on 4x100m and 4x400m relays throughout outdoor season and helped 4x100m place second at outdoor Heps and set No. 5 all-time Yale outdoor record, earning All-Ivy honors … Ran No. 10 all-time Yale indoor in 200m (22.27) and No. 12 in 400m (49.24) … Placed seventh in 400m and helped 4x400m place fourth at indoor Heps.

2008-2009: Set Yale freshman 400m record for indoor season (49.24) at Heptagonal Championships … Was part of 4x400m relay that took sixth at IC4A Championships … Helped set 4x400m meet record at Yale/Harvard vs. Oxford/Cambridge.

High School: Set school record in the 55m with a time of 6.7... State Group 1 champion in the 200m and 400m.

Personal: Davenport College … Political Science.