March 3, 2013
BOSTON, Mass. -
The Navy men's indoor track and team scored nine points and placed 27th at the IC4A Indoor Championship at Boston University's Track and Tennis Center. The meet concludes an indoor track and field season for Navy that saw the program win the 2013 Patriot League Indoor Championship and defeat Army in the Star Meet.
A total of four Mids received IC4A All-East honors for top-eight performances. Connecticut won both the men's and women's team titles.
"We were hoping we could step up a little better this weekend and score some more points but we weren't really hitting on all cylinders," head coach Stephen Cooksey said. "We felt very good about our indoor season overall though and the kids are proud of what they were able to accomplish."
Junior Weston Kennedy earned IC4A All-East honors by placing fifth in the mile run with a personal-best time of 4:06.61. Kennedy earned Navy four team points.
"Wes did very well in his race," said Cooksey. "That was certainly a highlight for us today."
Kennedy won the mile and the 1,000m run at the Patriot League Indoor Championship two weeks ago and was named the track athlete of the meet.
Sophomore Mark Vetere earned All-East honors for the third time in his career by placing eighth in the pole vault, clearing 16-2¾ (4.95m). In addition to his trio of All-East certificates, Vetere has won three Patriot League pole vault titles. Freshman Jiles Maness and sophomore Adam Vetere tied for 10th place in the pole vault, each clearing 15-9 (4.80m).
Junior Zack Duncavage
placed 20th in the shot put with a mark of 50-11 (15.52m). On Saturday, Duncavage earned All-East honors with an eighth-place showing in the weight throw. Duncavage won the weight throw at the Patriot League Indoor Championship and was named the field athlete of the meet.
Junior Sean Rynning took 11th place in the 3,000m run at 8:16.07, his personal-best time. Freshman Steve Schroeder was 17th at 8:20.29, sophomore Jeramy Triplett was 21st (8:22.91), sophomore Kyle Davis was 23rd (8:24.69) and sophomore Brian De La Mora took 24th (8:24.95).
Senior Mitch Simmonds clocked an 8.14 in the semifinals of the 60m hurdles, placing 10th. Simmonds just missed on placing in the top nine and advancing to the finals of the event.
Freshman Jeremy Granderson placed 18th in the long jump with a mark of 22-1¾ (6.75m).
Senior Christopher Galvin earned All-East honors on Saturday with his sixth-place finish in the 5,000m run.
Navy will open the 2013 outdoor season in San Diego on March 16 at the Point Loma Open.
IC4A All-East Performers
Weston Kennedy Mile (5th)
Christopher Galvin 5,000m (6th)
Mark Vetere Pole Vault (8th)
Zack Duncavage Weight Throw (8th)