Men's Track to Host Five-Team Meet This Weekend
Jan. 10, 2013
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's track and field program (1-0) will host four schools this weekend at the Wesley Brown Field House. Navy will compete against American, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Mount St. Mary's and VCU on Saturday.
The field events will begin with the weight throw on Saturday at 11:00 AM and the first event on the track will be the heptathlon's 60m hurdles at 11:15 AM. Four heptathlon events will also be held Friday night at Wesley Brown, beginning at 5:00 PM.
Navy won this meet last season, amassing 197 team points to top UMES (108), UNC-Wilmington (99), VCU (56.5), Mount St. Mary's (33.5) and American (19). The Mids took first place in six events.
Navy is coming off a 91-89 dual meet win over Princeton last Sunday. The Mids won eight events at Princeton and evened the all-time dual series at 21-21.
Freshman Jeremy Granderson was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for his performance at Princeton and becomes the second plebe this season behind pole vaulter Jaie Maness to earn rookie of the week honors from the conference.
Navy ended up with 10 IC4A qualifying standards after the NCAA-mandated flat track conversions rates were applied and three milers were under the IC4A standard (Weston Kennedy, Kyle Satterwhite and Steve Schroeder).
Navy will next host Temple, Delaware State and McDaniel on Saturday, January 19 at the Wesley Brown Field House.
Meet Schedule Friday, January 11 Heptathlon Schedule (non-scored) (Mt. St. Mary's and Navy only) 5:00 pm 60m Dash 5:40 pm Long Jump 6:40 pm Shot Put 7:40 pm High Jump
Saturday, January 12 Field Events 11:00 am Weight Throw, Shot Put follows 12:00 pm Long Jump, Pole Vault (including Heptathletes) 12:00 pm Triple Jump follows Long Jump 1:20 pm High Jump follows 60m Dash - finals
Running Events 11:15 am 60m Hurdles - Heptathlon 12:00 pm 5000m Run (non-scored) 12:20 pm 60m Hurdles - prelims 12:35 pm 60m Dash - prelims 12:50 pm Mile Run 1:00 pm 60m Hurdles - finals 1:10 pm 60m Dash - finals 1:20 pm 400m Dash 1:35 pm 500m Run 1:50 pm 800m Run 2:00 pm 1000m Run 2:10 pm 200m Dash 2:25 pm 3000m Run 2:45 pm 4x400m Relay 2:55 pm 4x800m Relay
Entry limits: Four (4) Individual entries per team/event, One (1) Relay entry per team/event, 5-Team Scored Meet (excluding the Heptathlon/5000m Run), Individual Events: 10-8-6-4-2-1, Relay Events: 10-8-6-4-2, Top 9 performers advance to field event finals.
All fans without a Department of Defense sticker on their vehicle must park outside of the U.S. Naval Academy grounds. Fans may park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for $5. Free shuttle buses will run every 10 minutes between Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the Wesley A. Brown Field House. The shuttle buses will start running at 10:00 am on Saturday and will continue to 7:30 pm. Shuttle schedule and pick up location are subject to change. Please call 1-800-US4-NAVY for more information.