Stell's Fourth-Place Finish Headlines Day One at NCAA East Prelims
May 30, 2014
“Knowing that I just missed last year’s NCAA Championship because the mark was just about 70 meters, I came in this year with the preparation to hit that mark,” Stell said on qualifying to the NCAA Championship. “With the disappointment of just missing last year’s cut off, I fed off that feeling to make sure it would not happen and sure enough I hit the mark that I needed to move forward.”
Stell’s mark of 234-1 broke his previous-best mark of 232-0, which he set in the Army-Navy Outdoor Star Meet
On the track, Joshua Kingsland (So., Irvine, Calif.) placed 33rd overall in the 800m run with a personal-best time of 1:49:54. Kingsland competed for the second-straight year in the NCAA East Region Preliminaries, finishing 44th last season with a time of 1:51.36.
Navy will continue to compete in the preliminaries Friday, as Jordan Sartor-Francis (So., Jonesboro, Ga.) and Shane O’Donnell (Jr., Norfolk, Va.) will compete in the 200m dash (8:00 PM) and 3000m (8:50 PM) steeplechase, respectively.