Men's Track Travels to Boston for IC4A Indoor Championships
March 7, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Navy men’s track and field heads to Boston, Mass. for the 93rd Annual IC4A Indoor Track & Field Championships. Navy qualified in 16 of the 20 possible events and 29 Midshipmen will compete.
The Mids won the 2014 Patriot League Indoor Championship two weeks ago in their last competition and also defeated Army, 100-81, earlier this season. Navy is ranked No. 4 in this week's USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Regional rankings and has been in the top five all season.
Head coach Stephen Cooksey was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year. Zack Duncavage won the shot put league title and was second in the weight throw and will compete in both events this weekend. Jordan Sartor-Francis won the 200m league title and was second in the 60m. He will run in the 200m in Boston.
Navy scored nine points at the 2013 IC4A Indoor Championship, placed 27th place and also turned in four IC4A All-East performances (top eight). Navy's top event was in the mile, where Weston Kennedy clocked a 4:06.61 to place fifth.
Navy will return three 2013 IC4A All-East performers, one in the pole vault in junior Mark Vetere (8th), one in the mile in senior Weston Kennedy (5th) and one in the weight throw in Zack Duncavage (8th). Navy has five qualified pole vaulters for the IC4As for the second-straight year, the most of any school.
This will be the last weekend of competition for the 2014 indoor season, unless a Navy athlete moves into the top-16 on the national performance rankings to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championship in Albuquerque, N.M. from March 14-15.
|Navy's 2014 IC4A Entries|
|Event, Athlete||Top Qualifying Time/Mark|
|Brian De La Mora||8:23.08|
|60m High Hurdles|
|Distance Medley Relay||10:05.37|
|Nick Deterding||6-8.25 (2.04m)|
|Jeremy Granderson||6-8.25 (2.04m)|
|Jiles Maness||17-2.75 (5.25m)|
|Mark Vetere||17-1.75 (5.23m)|
|Michael Brunoforte||16-2.75 (4.95m)|
|Ryan Kochert||16-2.75 (4.95m)|
|Matthew Deisher||15-9.0 (4.80m)|
|Randon McKain||47-8.0 (14.53m)|
|Khaalif Wolfe||47-7.25 (14.52m)|
|Zack Duncavage||54-6.0 (16.61m)|
|Thomas Swanson||52-5.5 (15.99m)|
|Thomas Buffone||51-11.75 (15.84m)|
|Derrick Petett||63-6.75 (19.37m)|
|Zack Duncavage||61-7.75 (18.79m)|
|Kyle Fortney||58-1.75 (17.72m)|
|Thomas Buffone||57-10.5 (17.64m)|