Navy Men's Track and Field to Compete at Spire Invitational
Feb. 7, 2013
Live Results / Performance Lists
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's indoor track and field team will travel to Geneva, Ohio this weekend to compete at the Spire Invitational. The two-day meet will have events on both Friday and Saturday, with the majority of Navy's athletes competing on Saturday. The meet will be held at the Spire Institute's indoor eight-lane oversized 300-meter flat track. Live results will be available.
A number of the nation's top teams, including No. 8 Minnesota, No. 13 Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan, will be in Geneva this weekend and both the Big Ten and the BIG EAST will host their indoor conference championships at the Spire Institute later this month.
Navy (8-0) is coming off a 93-88 victory over Army last Sunday at West Point in the annual Indoor Star Meet. The Mids won nine events total and five of the six field events and in the process extended its series lead against Army to 27-25-2.
The Mids were well honored by the Patriot League after the Army-Navy meet. Junior Weston Kennedy was named the league's track athlete of the week, sophomore Mark Vetere was named the field athlete of the week and freshman Austin Batiste was named the rookie of the week.
Navy has won a league-best 10 weekly awards from the conference this season.
Kennedy won both the 1,000m and the mile run at the Army-Navy Meet, Vetere won the pole vault and Batiste won the 200m and the 400m run.
Kennedy is ranked No. 1 in the Patriot League in both the 1,000m (2:25.96) and the mile (4:06.79), Vetere leads in the pole vault (16-9¼, 5.11m) and Batiste is ranked No. 1 in the 400m (48.31).
Additionally, senior Kyle Satterwhite leads the 3,000m (8:10.59) and Navy's distance medley relay team is also bearing the conference standard at 10:06.64.
For the third straight week, Navy is in the top-5 of the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Rankings, coming in at No. 3.
The Mids will compete in the 2013 Patriot League Indoor Championships at West Point next weekend. Navy placed second to Bucknell at last year's indoor championship by just 8.75 points. The two teams were selected as the co-favorites for this year's indoor season.