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Dartmouth Men Win Home Meet Against Yale and Columbia

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By Doug Austin

HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth men’s track & field team are making a habit out of winning inside Leverone Field House this season. That’s a good thing, given that four home meets are on the schedule in 2014, including the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship (Mar. 1).

On Saturday afternoon, the Big Green bested two opponents who will be back in a month and a half for Heps, taking first in a tri-meet with Yale and Columbia. Dartmouth earned the top spot in the team standings with 75 points with the Lions (47) and Bulldogs (35) finishing in order after.

The duo of sophomore Edward Wagner (50.46) and senior Jalil Bishop (50.76) were the top-two finishers in the 400m, earning eight points for the team. Not to be outdone, a pair of Big Green harriers also took the top two places in the mile as Tim Gorman (4:11.93) and Henry Sterling (4:12.07) picked up eight combined points for the home team.

It was a common theme on Saturday for Dartmouth runners to go 1-2 in the standings as sophomore Daniel Katz (8.36) and freshman Alex Frye (8.60) were the top performers in the 60m-hurdles.

Freshman Phil Gomez claimed victory in the 500m, crossing the line in 1:05.80, while Joey Chapin’s 8:23.38 in the 3000m also garnered an individual win for the Green and White.

In addition to the showings on the track, the Big Green were a dominant force off the on the infield as Josh Cyphers (15-11.0/4.85m) won the pole vault and TJ Servino’s toss of 56-2.50/17.13m in the weight throw claimed victory nearly five feet.

Like their counterparts on the track, Dartmouth student-athletes in the field events were not above taking the top spots on Saturday either. Freshmen Jonathan Beering (50-4.0/15.34m) and Tim Brennan (44-4.25/13.52m) claimed the five and three points, respectively, in the shot put. Each had also earned points in the weight throw.

The Big Green will spend next weekend in Boston, competing at BU’s Terrier Invitational on Friday and the Donahue Classic at the Reggie Lewis Center on Saturday.