Navy Edges Princeton in Men's Track Dual, 91-89
Jan. 6, 2013
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."
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.
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.