Men's track competes at Yale

By Colin Fields

Contributing Writer

The men’s track and field team sent several competitors and strung together a solid performance at the Giegengack Invitational at Yale University this past weekend. Several Bison runners posted personal bests, and sprinter Kamal Riley ’14 returned from injury in great form.

Jordan Donaldson ’12 was the top performer at the invitational, finishing fourth in the 500-meter dash. Donaldson just missed his personal best with a time of 1:04.43. His teammate, Johnny Picardo ’11, finished behind him in eighth with a time of 1:05.12.

Donaldson and Picardo also competed in the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden a week before the Giegengack. Despite the contrast in environments, the two competed well at both events.

“Madison Square Garden was filled with excitement. Although our team was new to the 145-meter indoor track, the Millrose Games proved to be an exhilarating experience to compete in,” Picardo said.

At the Giegengack Invitational, Robert Yamnicky ’13 and Dustin Horning ’13 set personal records in their respective events. Yamnicky ran a 8:41.72 in the 3,000 meter and Horning clocked a time of 2:30.50 in the 1,000 meter.

Riley, in his first meet back from injury, put up one of his better times in the 60-meter dash. Riley’s time of 7.20 just missed his personal record but was enough to advance him through preliminaries.

“I am pretty happy with my performance, especially after coming back from injury. I believe we have a very good chance at winning the championships provided everyone performs at their best,” Riley said.

The Orange and Blue will host the Winter Classic tomorrow and then travel to Annapolis, Md. for the Patriot League Championships.

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