Men's Track and Field Finish Third at IC4A Championships
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Navy men's track and field team earned third place at the annual IC4A Championships in Princeton, N.J. The meet was shortened from three days to two days due to inclement weather in the area.
"Yesterday, they postponed everything to today," head coach Stephen Cooksey said of the weather for the track meet. "They had to put two days' worth of a track meet into one day. Normally, you are running for place and you are running more times, but in this case they had sections with times. It wasn't so bad. We only had to run one race."
Sean Richards posted a first-place finish in the javelin. The junior recorded a throw of 63.20m (207-04) to win the event.
The Midshipmen had four finishers in the top 15 in the discus throw. John Campbell earned a first place finish with a throw of 54.34 meters (178ft-03in). He was joined by Bryson Kasper in the top 10. Kasper notched a throw of 49.84m (163-06) to finish eighth. Mike Milacarek (47.96m / 157-04) and Sean Brennan (47.92m / 157-03) placed 12th and 13th in the event, respectively.
The shot put saw three Mids finish in the top 10. Griffie Loy boasted a team-best throw on the day of 17.48m (57-04.25) to finish in third place. Campbell recorded a throw of 16.44m (53-11.25) to place seventh just ahead of Brennan whose throw of 16.38m (53-09.00) was good enough for eighth place.
In the 200m dash, Enslen posted a time of 21.33 to finish fourth in the event. Enslen's time tied his fastest of the season set at the Navy Spring Invitational in March. Dan Kelly, John Finnegan, and Simon Whitfield each competed in the 400m dash. Kelly finished in 14th place with a time of 49.21, while Finnegan came in 17th with a time of 49.48. Whitfield rounded out the competitors for the Mids with a 21st place finish with a time of 49.95. The 100m dash saw Watson (11.02) and Lexo (11.05) finish within three hundredths of a seconds apart to finish in 19th and 23rd, respectively.
Navy's Cedric Williams recorded a jump of 13.62m (44-08.25) in the triple jump to finish in the top 20 overall in 18th place.
Three Mids placed in the top 20 in the hammer throw. Milcarek finished in 14th with a throw of 50.92m (167-01), while Brennan was one spot behind in 15th place with a distance of 49.54m (162-06). Kasper rounded out the trio with an 18th place finish with a throw of 48.45m (158-11).
Navy returns to action on Thursday, May 25 as the Midshipmen travel to Lexington, Ky. to take part in the NCAA East Regional.
First Team All-IC4A (Event Finish) *
Devin Enslen, 200m Dash (4th)
Cory Donley, 1,500m Run (7th)
Sean Richards, Javelin (1st)
* - Top eight finishers in each event earn First Team All-IC4A honors