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Four Mids Earn All-East Honors at IC4A Championship

Rome, Snelgrove, Ricks and Vetere post top-eight finishes.


Men's Track Sending Large Contingent to IC4A Championship

All six of Navy's Patriot League individual champions will return to action.


Navy Men in the Lead After First Day of Outdoor League Championship

Navy goes 1-2 in the javelin and the pole vault.


Navy Men's Outdoor Track and Field Prepares for League Championship

Mids head to Holy Cross this weekend for outdoor league meet.


Men's Track Wraps Up Competition at Penn Relays

Navy has strong day in the hammer throw.

Career Performance Lists

Career Bests
Hammer Throw - 187-11 (57.29m)
Javelin - 210-9 (64.24m)
Weight Throw - 60-3¼ (18.37m)

Ricks' Career Honors:
• 2012 IC4A All-East Performer (Hammer) • 2011 Second-Team All-Patriot League (Hammer)
• 2011 Patriot League Indoor Weight Throw Champion
• 2010 NCAA East Regional Qualifier (Javelin)
• 2009 Second-Team All-Patriot League (Javelin)
• 2009 IC4A All-East Performer (Javelin)

2010-11 (Junior Season):
• Won the weight throw at the Patriot League Indoor Championship with a PR of 60-3¼
• Placed 12th at the IC4A Indoor Championship in the weight throw 55-10¼
• Won the weight throw at the Army-Navy Indoor Star Meet (55-7)
• Placed second in the hammer throw at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship with a season-best mark of 178-10
• Placed 20th in the hammer at the IC4A Outdoor Championship
• Placed seventh in the hammer at the Sam Howell Invite (178-3)
• Won the hammer at the Point Loma Open and the Widener Invite
• Scored and placed third in the javelin at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship (178-0)
• Posted a javelin effort of 172-2 at the Army-Navy Outdoor Star Meet

2009-10 (Sophomore Season):
• Team's top javelin thrower; ranked second on the team in the weight throw and hammer throw
• Made significant improvement from his freshman season in all of his events
• Placed 46th at the NCAA East Regional in the javelin
• Finished fourth in the javelin at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships
• Finished second at the Penn Relays in the javelin with a PR of 210-9
• Won the javelin event at the Pt. Loma Open and placed second at the outdoor Star Meet, Military Championships and Navy Three-Team
• Set a new PR in the hammer throw with a toss of 183-11 to place second at the Military Championships
• Also placed second in the hammer throw at the Navy Three-Team
• Set a PR in the weight throw with a toss of 56-3¾ to finish third at the Patriot League Indoor Championships
• Placed second in the weight throw against Army in the indoor meet

2008-09 (Freshman Season):
• Emerged as team's top javelin thrower
• Earned runner-up honors in the event at the Patriot League Championship
• Delivered season-best 201-3 toss (fourth-longest in conference) to become one of five freshman to earn all-league laurels at the outdoor league meet
• Registered second-longest toss of year (200-10) at IC4A Championship and claimed All-East honors with a seventh-place finish
• Contributed to a 1-2-3 Navy sweep of the javelin versus Army, taking second
• One of two Navy freshmen named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

High School / Personal:
• A 2008 graduate of Reynoldsburg High School in Ohio
• Two-sport athlete, earned letters in basketball (4) and baseball (2)
• Team captain and two-time all-conference basketball selection
• Helped team to two conference titles and district championship in 2006
• Pitcher and outfielder on baseball team that finished as district runners-up in 2007
• High school valedictorian
• Son of Larry and Cathy Ricks
• Majoring in mathematics
• Named to the Superintendent's List once, the Commandant's List three times and the Dean's List twice

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