Vetere and Sartor-Francis Garner Patriot League Weekly Honors
Feb. 5, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, MD. – Junior Mark Vetere (Andover, Mass.) and sophomore Jordan Sartor-Francis (Jonesboro, Ga.) were named Patriot League M-F Athletic Field and Track Athlete of the Week, announced by the conference on Tuesday. Vetere was also tabbed the NAAA Athlete of the Week as presented by Rolls Royce.
Vetere shined against Army, breaking the Wesley A. Brown Field House record in a first-place finish at the pole vault with a mark of 5.23 meters. The old field house record was 5.20 meters set by North Carolina's Parker Smith on Jan. 29, 2011. He also broke the Army-Navy indoor series (5.19m) and Navy's team record (5.22m), which were previously held by Matt Poirier on Jan. 23, 1999.
Watch the video interview with Vetere on last week’s performance below:
Sartor-Francis also helped Navy to a win over Army, as he crossed the tape first in the 200-meter dash with a finishing time of 21.44. Sartor-Francis broke the Army-Navy series record, which was previously set by Navy's Torrance Chaplin (21.73) set back in 2000. He also broke the Mids' team record, which was held by Clay Stackhouse (21.48) set back in 1989.
The Navy men’s track & field team will have a week off before they travel to the Spire Invitational in Geneva, Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 15.