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Men's Indoor Track to Host Navy Invitational on Saturday

Joshua Shaw

Nov. 30, 2012

2012-13 Navy Indoor Track and Field Season Preview

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's indoor track and field program will open the 2012-13 season by hosting the Navy Invitational on Saturday at the Wesley A. Brown Field House. Thirteen other schools will join Navy for the non-team scored meet. The first field event will be the weight throw at 11:00 am and the first running event will be the 5,000m at 12 noon.

Other invitees are: American, Bowie State, Coppin State, Delaware State, Georgetown, Hampton, Howard, Johns Hopkins, Lincoln, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Morgan State, Mount St. Mary's and William & Mary.

Navy won three individual events and two relays at the Navy Invitational last season. Navy won the 4x800m relay (7:53.45) and the distance medley relay (10:17.22) and three 2012 graduates combined to win the pole vault, weight throw and the 3,000m. Additionally, the Mids posted IC4A-qualifying times or marks in five different events.

Junior Sean Rynning placed second in the 5,000m run (15:07.75) at the Navy Invitational last year and junior Cody Thompson placed fourth in the mile (4:15.12).

In the field events, senior Rand Montermini was second in the high jump (6-6¼), junior Ryan Kochert was second in the pole vault at 15-3 and junior Zack Duncavage was third in the shot put (46-11½) and the weight throw (52-6).

Navy will take a month-long break following the Navy Invitational and will return to action on Sunday, January 6 for a dual meet at Princeton.

Navy Invitational Meet Schedule

Field Events 11:00 am Weight Throw, followed by Shot Put 12:00 pm Long Jump, followed by Triple Jump 12:00 pm Pole Vault 1:30 pm High Jump (follows 60m dash finals)

Running Events 12:00 pm 5,000m Run 12:30 pm 60m Hurdles - trials 12:45 pm 60m Dash - trials 1:00 pm Distance Medley Relay 1:15 pm 60m Hurdles - finals 1:25 pm 60m Dash - finals 1:35 pm 1,500m Run 1:45 pm 400m Dash 2:05 pm 800m Run 2:20 pm 3,000m Run 2:40 pm 200m Dash 2:55 pm 4x800m Relay 3:05 pm 4x400m Relay

Entry limits: Four (4) Individual entries per team/event,
Two (2) Relay entries per team/event, Non-Scored Meet,
Top 9 performers advance to field event finals.

Parking Information/Shuttles
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 the Wesley A. Brown Field House. The shuttle buses will start running at 10:00 am on Saturday and will continue to 4:00 pm. Shuttle schedule and pick up location are subject to change. Please call 1-800-US4-NAVY for more information.



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