March 16, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Navy men's track and field program opened the 2014 outdoor season with a first-place finish at the Point Loma Open in San Diego Saturday. Navy won ten events at the outdoor meet.
"We did a pretty good job at the meet," head coach Stephen Cooksey said. "The pole vaulters did well. The throwers looked very good and turned in a couple of IC4A marks and there were a couple of other good surprises."
Navy tallied 213 points in the meet to finish first in the five-team field. UC San Diego came in a close second with 201 total points. Cuyamaca (76), Cal St. San Marcos (73) and Southwestern (61) rounded out the field.
The Navy throwers showed their depth as two different Mids won three of four throwing disciplines. Overall, Navy took the top three spots in shot put, discus and hammer throw.
Senior Zack Duncavage won the shot put with a mark of 51-8.25 (15.75m). Duncavage also won the discus with mark of 182-08 (55.67m). Senior Kyle Fortney placed first in the hammer throw with a mark of 180-06 (55.03m). Sophomore Jay Stell recorded a second-place mark of 208-02 (63.44M) in the javelin.
Sophomore Jordan Sartor-Francis won the 200m dash at 21.51 and took Second in the 400m dash at 48.68. Sophomore Austin Batiste won in the 400m dash at 47.65.
In the distance, Joshua Kingsland led the way in the 800m run with a first-place finishing time of 1:56.31. Senior Weston Kennedy won the 1500m with a time of 3:56.74.
placed first in the 110m hurdles with his second fastest time of his career at 14.86.
Khaalif Wolfe finished first in the triple jump with a mark of 47-3.50 (14.41m). Nick Deterding recorded Navy’s final first-place finish in the high jump with a mark of 6-4 (1.93m).
Navy will host American and Maryland-Eastern Short Saturday, March 22 at Ingram Field at 9:30 a.m.