Men's Track and Field to Compete at Virginia Challenge
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy men's track and field team heads to Charlottesville, Va. for the Virginia Challenge on Friday and Saturday at Lannigan Field. The meet will consist of over 50 schools and 1,100 student-athletes competing. The track meet officially begins at 10:00 a.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Live results for the meet can be found HERE.
The Virginia Challenge will be the seventh outdoor meet of the season for the Midshipmen. Navy men's track and field has been impressive in the outdoor season, winning four out of five scoring meets and finishing second in the other. The Charlotte Invitational did not have team scores recorded.
LAST TIME OUT
The Navy men's track and field team competed at the Charlotte Invitational over the weekend, posting solid times and marks during competition. The Midshipmen notched 33 top 10 finishes during the two-day meet.
Navy posted four first place finishes at the Charlotte Invitational. Lucas Stalnaker won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14:40.88, while Joseph Loy earned first place accolades in the shot put with a distance of 59ft-01.25in (18.01m). Sean Richards recorded a throw of 201-02 (61.33m) in the javelin to win the event. Ben Stewart tallied 6,382 points to win the decathlon.
Sean Brennan followed Loy in the shot put with a mark of 53-04.50 (16.27m) to earn fifth place, while Michael Milcarek's throw of 48-06.75 (14.80m) was good enough for 10th.
In the decathlon, Stewart won four of the 10 events to claim first place with 6,382 points. Stewart won the long jump (21-08.75 / 6.62m), high jump (5-10.00 / 1.78m), pole vault (14-11.50 / 4.56m), and 1,500m run (4:32.42). He notched a second place finish in the 400m dash (51.88) and javelin (140-07 / 42.85m). Stewart posted a time of 11.73 in the 100m dash and 16.52 in the 110m hurdles. He threw 33-06.00 (10.21m) in the shot put and 95-09 (29.18m) in the discus.
Nikolas Fagen earned fourth place in the decathlon, amassing 5,659 points. Fagen posted times of 12.25 in the 100m, 53.59 in the 400m dash, 4:41.79 in the 1,500m run, and 16.25 in the 110m hurdles. He notched jumps of 18-11.25 (5.77m) in the long jump, 5-06.50 (1.69m) in the high jump, and 14-03.50 (4.36m) in the pole vault. In the throws, Fagen posted distances of 36-02.00 (11.02m) in the shot put, 97-09 (29.80m) in the discus, and 81-00 (24.70m) in the javelin.
The sprints saw Devin Enslen post a time of 10.59 to earn third place honors in the 100m dash, while teammate Demetrius Lanier clocked a time of 10.76 to finish seventh. Aaron Watson finished second place in the 200m dash with a time of 21.87. In the 400m dash, Daniel Kelly (48.84) edged teammate John Finnegan (49.60) to finish fifth, while Finnegan earned ninth.
Justin Hyytinen crossed the finish line with a time of 1:54.74 to earn sixth.
In the hurdles, Malcolm White Jr.'s time of 14.98 was good enough for seventh place in the 110m hurdles. Cameron Hurd was 10th in the event with a time of 15.23. White also placed seventh in the 400m hurdles, clocking a time of 54.63.
The Mids' relay team of Watson, Enslen, Evan Lexo and Lanier combined for a time of 40.62 to earn second place in the 4x100m relay.
Joseph Bevilaqua (14-09.00 / 4.50m) placed fourth in the pole vaule, while Cedric Williams (22-00.25 / 6.71m) and Khaalif Wolfe (21-08.25 / 6.61m) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the long jump. In the triple jump, John Bryant posted a distance of 45-01.00 (13.74m) to earn sixth place.
Navy claimed three of the top 10 marks in both the discus and hammer throws. In the discus, Bryson Kasper was the top Mid finisher with a distance of 164-05 (50.11m) to earn fourth. In fifth place was Milcarek (160-04 / 48.87m), followed by Brennan (159-10 / 48.72m) to take sixth. The Midshipmen trio of Milcarek (175-05 / 53.48m), Brennan (174-10 / 53.28m), and Kasper (165-02 / 50.35m) finished in fifth, sixth, and seventh in the hammer throw.
LAST TIME AT VIRGINIA CHALLENGE (April 23, 2016)
Navy men's track and field senior Steve Schroeder led the Navy men's track and field team at the Virginia Challenge with the third-fastest time in program history in the 1,500-meter run.
Among the 80 runners that compete in the 1,500-meter race, Schroeder placed 10th with a time of 3:42.95. Schroeder's mark ranks third in program history behind former Navy All-Americans Ron Harris (3:42.84) and Greg Keller (3:41.99).
Jay Stell continued to improve his season mark in the javelin, placing third with an IC4A-qualifying throw of 225ft-6in (68.75m). Stell's mark was three feet further than his previous season-best throw of 225ft-3in (68.66m), which he set at the Army-Navy Star Meet.
John Campbell recorded two top-10 finishes in the throwing events, placing second in the shot put and ninth in the hammer throw. Campbell tallied a second-place mark of 55ft-6.5in (16.93m) in the shot put and followed up with a ninth-place throw of 197ft-2in (60.11m) in the hammer.
Khaalif Wolfe and Tyler Russell placed in the top five of their respective field events. Wolfe placed second in the triple jump with a mark of 48ft-0in (14.63m), while Russell finished fourth in the high jump at 6ft-11in (2.11m).
On the track, Jordan Sartor-Francis recorded two top-ten finishes. Sartor-Francis placed seventh in the 100m and eighth in the 200m dash. The sprinter crossed the finish line at 10.57 in the 100m and 21.17 in the 200m.
Hale Bullen recorded a career-best mark in the 3,000m steeplechase. Bullen placed 20th with a time of 9:11.07, shaving off 0:00.85 seconds.