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Navy Edges Princeton in Men's Track Dual, 91-89

Weston Kennedy won the mile

Jan. 6, 2013

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PRINCETON, N.J. - The Navy men's track and field program (1-0) edged Princeton (0-1), 91-89, in a dual meet on Sunday at Jadwin Gymnasium. Navy evens the all-time series at 21-21 and picks up its first win in the series against the Tigers in the last 10 meetings.

"It was a very close meet," head coach Stephen Cooksey said. "The kids did a good job competing coming off the winter break. We just asked them to put themselves in the competition and compete hard and they did a good job of that today."

Navy captured the final running event, the 4x400m relay, with a time of 3:26.58 to ensure the team win. The 4x400m relay team consisted of Jeremy Cadiente, Joshua Shaw, Joshua Kingsland and Max Dunn.

Junior Weston Kennedy won the mile run with an IC4A-qualifying time of 4:13.82 and senior Kyle Satterwhite was second at 4:15.89. Senior Chris Galvin won the 3,000m run at 8:28.47.

Senior Mitch Simmonds met the IC4A-qualifying mark in the 60m hurdles with his first-place time of 8.25. Shaw won the 500m dash for the second straight year at the Navy-Princeton dual. Shaw clocked a 1:06.64.

Sophomore Mark Vetere won the pole vault, clearing 16-0¾ (4.90m) and sophomore Joshua Drablos was second at 15-9 (4.80m). Both Vetere and Drablos surpassed the IC4A-qualifying height in the pole vault.

Junior Derrick Petett won the weight throw at 56-4 (17.17m) and sophomore Thomas Buffone was second in the weight throw (16.61m) and second in the shot put (14.71m).

Junior Randon McKain won the triple jump with a mark of 45-8½ (13.93m). Freshman Jeremy Granderson took second place in the long jump at 22-9¾ (6.95m).

Freshman Austin Batiste was second in the 400m dash at 50.14 and Cadiente was right behind him in third place at 50.22. Batiste also took second in the 200m dash at 22.61. Kingsland placed second in the 800m run at 1:55.11.

Sophomore John Sweeney won the non-scored 5,000m run at 15:04.69.

Navy will next host American, Mount St. Mary's and VCU in a four-team meet on Saturday, January 12 at Wesley A. Brown Field House.



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