Feb. 3, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
The Navy men's track and field team (8-0) defeated Army, 93-88, in the annual Indoor Star Meet on Sunday at Gillis Field House. Navy won nine events on the day and five of the six field events. Navy defeats Army in indoor track and field for the second-straight season and increases its series lead to 27-25-2.
"This was a very close meet and it was a good team victory," head coach Stephen Cooksey said. "We had some good performances and we handled the field events very well."
Junior Zack Duncavage won the weight throw with a personal-best and IC4A mark of 61-6¾ (18.76m). Duncavage also had a personal-best mark in the shot put, taking third place at 50-9½ (15.48m).
Sophomore Mark Vetere won the pole vault with a personal-best height of 16-9¼ (5.11m). The mark is over the IC4A standard and tied for the fourth-best indoor mark in school history. Sophomore Josh Drablos was second at 15-3 (4.65m).
Freshman Jeremy Granderson won the long jump with a season-best mark of 23-0½ (7.02m/IC4A) and sophomore Rico Goldstone was second at 22-5¼ (6.84m). Junior Randon McKain won the triple jump at 46-10¾ (14.29m) and junior Daniel Park was second (44-7½, 13.60m).
Senior Rand Montermini
won the high jump at 6-6¼ (1.99m) and Granderson was second (6-4¼/1.94m).
Junior Weston Kennedy and freshman Austin Batiste were both double winners in the running events.
Kennedy won the mile run at 4:09.94 (IC4A) and returned to win the 1,000m at 2:27.97 (IC4A). Batiste won both the 200m (22.26) and the 400m (49.08, IC4A). Junior Brett Bogaard was second in the 200m dash at 22.32.
Senior captain Mitch Simmonds placed second in the 60m hurdles at 8.08. The time is his personal-best, under the IC4A standard and the second-best time in school history.
Senior Christopher Galvin was third in the 3,000m run with an IC4A time of 8:25.79. Freshman Jordan Sartor-Francis ran a season-best time of 7.01 in the 60m dash to place second.
This was the second-straight Army-Navy meet that was within five points. Navy defeated Army, 102.5-100.5, during the outdoor season in 2012.
Navy will compete at the Spire Invitational in Geneva, Ohio next Saturday.