Men's Track Finishes First In Five-Team Meet
March 22, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy men’s track & field took care of business in its home five-team meet, placing first with 325 team points Saturday at Ingram Field. Mids recorded eight individual wins and 12 IC4A qualifying performances.
“We had a great overall home meet today,” head coach Stephen Cooksey said. “We were very strong in the throwing events and our distance events as well.”
Navy finished first with 325 total points. Coppin State finished second with 112 and Maryland-Eastern Shore tallied 91 points for third. American (29) and Delware State (25) rounded out the five-team meet.
Navy’s Zack Duncavage led the Mids with two IC4A qualifying performances. Duncavage finished first in the discus throw with mark of 181-6 (55.33m) and second in the shot put with a throw of 52-10.25 (16.11).
The Mids finished in the top three in the hammer throw, all of which were IC4A-qualifying marks. Kyle Fortney led Navy with a first-place mark of 181-9 (55.39m). Teammates Thomas Buffone and Derrick Petett followed up with marks of 181-3 (55.25m) and 176-5 (53.77m), respectively.
Jay Stell led the meet in the javelin with a first-place throw of 209-8 (63.92m) and Dave Capote finished second with a mark of 200-0 (60.96m).
Jiles Maness and Michael Brunoforte each carried over their success from the indoor season with first and second-place marks in the pole vault. Maness and Brunoforte tied with a mark of 15-9 (4.8m), which is an IC4A-qualifying performance.
In the distance events, Stephen Schroeder paced all runners in the 5000m run with a first-place time of 14:30.92 (IC4A). Schroeder’s first-place time slashed five seconds off from his previous career-best.
Ryan Kelley and Lucas Stalnaker finishes 1-2 in the 10000m run with times of 30:39.00 and 30:53.0, respectively.
Shane O’Donnell finished first in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:29.17.
Navy will prepare for next weekend’s Maryland Invitational on Saturday, March 29.