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Navy Men's Outdoor Track Wins 10 Events at Ingram Field on Saturday

Senior Cody Rome won the 5,000m run

March 24, 2012

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's outdoor track and field team (4-0) picked up four dual wins on Saturday at Ingram Field in the team's only home meet of the season. Navy amassed 240 team points to place ahead of Maryland-Eastern Shore (150), Colgate (67), American (34) and Maryland (4).

Navy put on a dominating display, winning 10 events and posting eight IC4A-qualifying performances. The Navy throwers were especially impressive, winning three of four throwing events and hitting five IC4A marks.

Senior outdoor team captain Chris Ricks won the hammer throw with a mark of 179-7 (54.75m, IC4A) and Billy Grammer also surpassed the IC4A standard with a second-place showing of 178-3 (54.34m).

Junior Miles Snelgrove won the javelin with a mark of 203-6 (62.03m) and Ricks was second in the event with a 200-4 (61.06m). Both throwers went over the IC4A standard.

Sophomore Zach Duncavage won the discus with yet another IC4A mark with his effort of 158-3 (48.24m). Senior Chris Boniwell was second in both the discus (148-10, 45.36m) and the shot put (49-8¼, 15.14m).

Freshman Mark Vetere, the 2012 Patriot League Indoor Pole Vault champion, won the event on Saturday with an IC4A-qualifying effort of 15-9 (4.80m).

Brandon Carter claimed first place in the triple jump with a distance of 43-5¾ (13.25m).

On the track, senior Cody Rome marked his outdoor debut with a first-place showing in the 5,000m run of 14:25.58, which is 11 seconds under the IC4A-qualifying time. Chris Burns was second at 14:42.63 and Kyle Satterwhite was the third runner to cross the finish line (14:46.53).

Senior Lucas Connelly won the 800m run (1:51.96) and sophomore Weston Kennedy took first in the 1,500m (3:52.50). Both times were very close to the IC4A cutoff. Senior Matt Evers placed third in the 800m at 1:52.55.

Senior Ken Bunnell claimed the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:15.28 and freshman Shane O'Donnell was third (9:34.73).

Junior Mitch Simmonds was second in the 110m hurdles with an IC4A-qualifying effort of 14.78 and Isaac Losee was third (15.45m).

Sophomore Brett Bogaard was second in the 100m dash (11.04) and third in the 200m (22.25) and Jeremy Cadiente placed third in the 400m dash (49.80).

Navy's 4x400m relay team of Evers, Cadiente, Joshua Kingsland and Connelly won with a time of 3:22.76.

Saturday's meet marked the final home track and field meet for Navy's Class of 2012.

Navy will next compete at Maryland's Terrapin Invitational on Saturday.



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