Navy Men's Track Tops Four-Team Field
March 23, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's outdoor track and field program (3-0) topped a four-team field at a windy Ingram Field on Saturday afternoon. Navy tallied 279 team points to best Delaware State (144), Colgate (68) and American (38). Navy won 14 events and posted nine IC4A-qualifying marks.
"We still have some work to do but we accomplished what we were trying to do as a team today," head coach Stephen Cooksey said. "We got a lot of kids in the competition and improved on a couple areas that we needed to. We had a couple bright spots here and there and Zack [Duncavage] looked very good in the discus and Austin Batiste ran well in the 400."
Junior Zack Duncavage was a double winner on Saturday, winning both the discus and the shot put. Duncavage recorded an IC4A-qualifying mark of 181-2 (55.22m) in the discus, the third-best mark in school history. Duncavage owns the top four marks at Navy and the All-American's school record stands at 182-11 (55.76m). Duncavage won the shot put with a mark of 50-9¼ (15.47m), his outdoor personal best.
Junior Kyle Fortney also had a standout day in the throws, recording personal bests and IC4A marks in both the hammer and the discus throw. Fortney won the hammer throw with a mark of 179-11 (54.85m) and was second to Duncavage in the discus at 161-8 (49.27m).
Freshman Jay Stell, making his collegiate debut, won the javelin with an IC4A mark of 195-0 (59.44m).
Junior Daniel Park won the triple jump with a distance of 47-2¼ (14.38m). Junior Ryan Kochert won the pole vault with a clear of 15-3 (4.65m) and senior Rand Montermini took first place in the high jump with a clear of 6-4½ (1.94m).
Navy won seven of the eight field events and swept the four throwing disciplines for the second straight week.
Senior Christopher Galvin won the 10,000m run (held Friday evening) with an IC4A-qualifying time of 30:08.65 and sophomore John Sweeney was second at 30:47.85 (IC4A). Freshman Steve Schroeder was second in the 5,000m run at 14:35.92 (IC4A). Sophomore Shane O'Donnell won the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:28.34.
Sophomore Joshua Kingsland won the 800m for the second straight week, clocking a 1:55.35. Senior Joshua Shaw was second at 1:55.62. Freshman Samuel Peckham won the 1,500m run at 4:04.10 and freshman Nick Palermo was second (4:04.65).
Freshman Austin Batiste placed second in the 400m dash with an IC4A-qualifying time of 48.10. Junior Brett Bogaard won the 100m dash at 11.64 and sophomore Rico Goldstone was second at 11.65. Bogaard also placed third in the 200m at 22.46.
Senior Mitch Simmonds ran a 15.92 in the 110m high hurdles, the same time as Delaware State's Charles Wulff-Cochrane, but Simmonds was edged at the line by an inch. Simmonds was also second in the 400m hurdles at 54.95.
Navy swept the two relay events, winning the 4x100m at 41.95 (IC4A) and winning the 4x400m at 3:19.28.
Navy will compete at the Maryland Invitational next Saturday.