Yale’s track teams finished second in their weekend meets, with the men’s team participating in the Brown Invite and the women’s team in a tri-meet with Penn and Princeton.
The men’s squad placed second of 11 participants this weekend at the Brown Invite, ending up with 127 points, 40.5 points behind winner and host Brown.
The team’s pair of speedy freshmen, Victor Cheng and Brandon Giles, dominated the sprints, with Giles winning both the 100- and 200- meter dashes and Cheng placing second. The Elis also fared well in the hurdles as Dan O’Brien ’08 and Shomari Taylor ’06 left Providence winners in the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles, respectively.
In the field events, Jihad Beauchman ’06 contributed 18 points to the team total thanks to second-place finishes in the high jump and triple jump. John Langhauser ’07 took fifth in the shot put with a toss of 14.61 meters.
The Bulldogs take on Harvard April 23 in New Haven.
In a tri-meet against the Killer Ps, the women’s team defeated Princeton but fell to host University of Pennsylvania.
Joslyn Woodard ’06 continued her string of strong performances, placing first in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the long jump. In the distance events, Vanessa Mazandi ’05 finished first in the 800-meter and Lindsay Donaldson ’08 eked out a first-place finish in the 1,500-meter, winning by .42 of a second over Princeton’s Cack Ferrell.
Katherine Dlesk ’07 and Anne Martin ’08 narrowly missed first-place finishes in the 400-meter hurdles and 3,000-meter steeplechase, respectively.
As for the field events, the Bulldogs garnered first-place finishes in the pole vault, triple jump and discus throw.
The women’s team also hosts the Crimson April 23.