Track and Field Wins First IC4A Title Since 1973
PRINCETON, N.J. -- For the first time in 45 years, the Navy men's track and field team won the IC4A Championship, claiming the title for the first time since winning it in 1973. The Midshipmen tallied 72 points to finish first among the 43 teams that scored. On the women's side, the Mids posted a solid performance on the heels of the 2018 Patriot League Outdoor title. As a team, Navy recorded 14 All-East performances on the day, including 11 on the men's side.
The Midshipmen's men's team completed a sweep of all of the major meets that they have competed in this season. The Mids defeated Army West Point in both the indoor and outdoor competitions, while also claiming the Patriot League Championship during the indoor and outdoor seasons. Navy concluded the outdoor regular season with its first IC4A title since 1973.
"Our guys competed well," Director of Navy Track and Field Jamie Cook said. "It is the first title since the 70s so that is pretty good. We had a lot of big performances. We had a lot of points in the throws. Coach (Chris) Campbell has done a fantastic job all year. He has been Assistant Coach of the Year in my opinion. The weather was really tough, but I think our men's and women's teams performed well under the conditions. We have been solid all year. I am really proud of them."
After qualifying with a time of 10.75 in the 100m dash, Devin Enslen (Alamogordo, N.M.) trimmed his time by three hundredths of a second to finish sixth and earn All-East honors. Demetrius Lanier (Palm Coast, Fla.) and Evan Lexo (Groton, Mass.) each qualified for the finals of the 200m dash with the duo posting times of 21.34 and 21.98 to finish second and fifth, respectively. Plebe Eric Hughey (Lee's Summit, Mo.) was the top finisher in the 400m dash, clocking a fifth-place time of 48.20 to earn All-East distinction.
In the hurdles, Kordell Williams (Upper Marlboro, Md.) advanced to the finals of the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.31. The junior cut his time to 14.28 to take third in the event. Clayton Thompson (Corpus Christi, Texas) continued his excellent freshman campaign with a fourth-place finish in the 400m hurdles with an All-East time of 53.48.
In the throws, Sean Brennan (Westfield, N.J.) earned All-East accolades in both the shot put and the discus. The junior was joined by Mike Milcarek (Woodinville, Wash.) in the shot and Bryson Kasper (Appleton, Wis.) in the discus as All-East honorees. Brennan led the Midshipmen with a third-place finish in the shot put with a distance of 16.49m (54-01.25), while Milcarek notched a throw of 15.41m (50-06.75) to take eighth. Kasper finished the discus with a mark of 50.70m (166-04) to finish third, while Brennan was eighth with a distance of 48.65m (159-07).
On the women's side, Amanda Agana (Fayetteville, Ark.), Audrey Fernandez (South Hill, Wash.), and Rachel Duncavage (League City, Texas) each earned All-East recognition. Agana finished eighth in the 400m dash with a time of 55.66. Fernandez was the top finisher for the Mids with a distance of 11.69m (38-04.25) in the triple jump to finish fifth. Duncavage rounded out the All-East performances on the women's side with an eighth-place finish in the discus with a throw of 41.94m (137-07).
Navy returns to action on Thursday, May 24, as the Midshipmen will send a group of qualifiers to the NCAA East Preliminaries in Tampa, Fla.