Men's Track to Host Meet at Ingram Field Saturday
March 22, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's outdoor track and field team will host American, Colgate and Delaware State in a four-team scored meet on Saturday. The hammer throw will begin at 10:00 AM and the first running event will be the 3,000m steeplechase at 12 noon.
All events excluding the hammer throw (at Hospital Point) will be held at Ingram Field. The 10,000m run will be contested on Friday at 7:00 PM.
Navy fared well at this meet last March, topping a five-team field with 240 team points. Maryland-Eastern Shore was second with 150 points, Colgate was third (67), American was fourth (34) and Maryland took fifth place with four points.
Navy opened the 2013 outdoor season in San Diego at the Point Loma Open last Saturday. The Mids won seven events and posted five IC4A-qualifying marks.
Sophomore David Capote won the javelin with an IC4A mark of 194-11 (59.41m) at Point Loma and junior Kyle Fortney took first place in the discus with an IC4A distance of 158-1 (48.20m). Sophomore Mark Vetere won the pole vault with a clear of 16-0 (4.88m), also an IC4A mark.
Also winning individual events at the Point Loma Open were junior Brett Bogaard in the 400m (49.09), sophomore Joshua Kingsland in the 800m (1:54.62), junior Brandon Swindler in the hammer throw (173-6, 52.90m) and junior Zack Duncavage in the shot put (49-8, 15.14m).
Navy's 4x100m relay team placed second with an IC4A-qualifying time of 42.17 and senior Mitch Simmonds qualified for the IC4As in the 110m high hurdles with a second-place showing of 14.59.
With fellow Patriot League schools American and Colgate in attendance on Saturday, Navy will learn how it stacks up against other conference schools early in the outdoor season. Navy won the 2013 Patriot League Indoor Championship in February, while American took fifth place and Colgate was seventh.
Navy is scheduled to compete at the Maryland Invitational in College Park next Saturday. The Mids will host Army in the annual Star Meet on Saturday, April 6.
Meet Schedule | Saturday, March 23, 2013 Field Events 10:00 am Hammer Throw (at Hospital Point) 11:30 am Long Jump, Triple Jump follows 11:30 am Pole Vault 11:30 am Shot Put 12:00 pm Javelin, Discus follows 12:00 pm High Jump
Running Events 12:00 pm 3000m Steeplechase 12:15 pm 4x100m Relay 12:25 pm 1500m Run 12:35 pm 110m Hurdles 12:45 pm 400m Dash 12:55 pm 100m Dash 1:05 pm 800m Run 1:15 pm 400m Hurdles 1:25 pm 200m Dash 1:35 pm 5000m Run 1:55 pm 4x400m Relay
*The 10,000m run will be contested Friday at 7:00 PM.
Entry limits: Four (4) Individual entries per team/event, Two (2) relay entry per team/event; Four-Team Scored Meet, Individual Events: 7-5-4-3-2-1; Relay Events: 7-5-4; 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 Ingram Field. The shuttle buses will start running at 9:00 am on Saturday and will continue to 2:00 pm. Shuttle schedule and pick up location are subject to change. Please call 1-800-US4-NAVY for more information.