Navy Men's Track to Compete at IC4A Championship This Weekend
May 9, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's track and field program will compete at the 2013 IC4A Outdoor Championship this Friday through Sunday at Princeton's Weaver Stadium. Live results will be available.
Navy is scheduled to have 21 athletes competing in 14 events at the postseason regional events. Athletes needed to meet certain IC4A-qualifying standards throughout the season to be eligible for this weekend's meet.
Navy last competed in the 2013 Patriot League Outdoor Championship at Lehigh last weekend. The Mids won six events and placed third as a team with 159 points.
Freshman Jay Stell was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Meet after winning the javelin with a mark of 216-6 (65.98m).
Junior Zack Duncavage won the discus with a new Navy school record and Patriot League Championship meet record of 192-8 (58.74m). Senior Christopher Galvin won the 10,000m run with a new meet record time of 29:57.26.
Sophomore Mark Vetere won his fourth Patriot League pole vault titles in as many attempts when he cleared 16-2¾ (4.95m). Junior Weston Kennedy won the 1,500m run title at the outdoor meet after winning the mile and the 1,000m at the Patriot League's Indoor Championship in February.
Athletes will earn IC4A All-East honors by placing in the top-eight of their events this weekend. During the 2013 IC4A Indoor Championship Navy had four athletes earn All-East honors as the team placed 27th with nine points. Duncavage (8th, weight throw), Vetere (8th, pole vault), Galvin (6th, 5,000m) and Kennedy (5th, mile) were all honored.
Navy enters the weekend ranked No. 5 in the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region poll.
Following the IC4A Championship, Navy's next competition will be the NCAA's East Regional Championship in Greensboro, N.C. from May 23-25. Athletes must be ranked in the top-48 of the year-end East Region performance lists to qualify for the meet.
Duncavage is currently ranked seventh in the NCAA's East Region in the discus with his school record mark of 192-8 (58.74m). Vetere is ranked No. 14 in the pole vault with his school record height of 17-3½ (5.27m) and junior Ryan Kochert is No. 28 in the pole vault at 16-8¾ (5.10m). Stelll is ranked No. 20 in the javelin at 219-10 (67.02m).
Athletes need to finish in the top 12 of their events at the NCAA's East Regional Championship to qualify for the NCAA Championship, which will be held in Eugene, Ore. from June 5-8.