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Cook Era Officially Begins with Navy Invite on Saturday

Dec. 1, 2017

2017 Navy Invite Meet Program Get Acrobat Reader

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The men's track and field team opens up the 2017-18 season with the annual Navy Indoor Invitational on Saturday at Wesley A. Brown Field House. The meet will be the first for Navy's new Director of Track and Field Jamie Cook.

Cook, who was hired in July to replace legendary head coach Stephen Cooksey, joined the Naval Academy after an impressive career as an assistant coach at both Penn and Oregon, where he coached Olympians, National Champions and All-Americans.

Quoting Coach Cook
"It is a culmination of our fall training to see where our athletes are in their progressions before they go home for Christmas. I am excited for those guys to compete and represent the Naval Academy."

Meet Participants
Bowie State
Coppin State
McDaniel College
Morgan State
Mount St. Mary's

Meet Schedule
Field Events
11:00 a.m. -- Weight Throw, Long Jump
12:00 p.m. -- Pole Vault, Shot Put (follows weight throw), Triple Jump (follows long jump), High Jump (follows 60m dash -- finals)

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

Navy Captains
Prior to the 2017-18 season, seniors Devin Enslen (Alamogordo, N.M.) and Sean Richards (Skillman, N.J.) were selected to be the men's track and field captains for the season. Enslen will serve as the indoor captain, while Richards will captain the outdoor season.

Mids to Watch
John Campbell (Amarillo, Texas): 2017 IC4A All-East (Shot Put); 2016 Patriot League Champion (Weight Throw); 2016 First Team All-Patriot League (Weight Throw); 2017 Second Team All-Patriot League (Weight Throw)

Cam DeCoursey (Arlington Heights, Ill.): 2016 IC4A All-East (4x400m Relay); 2017 Patriot League Champion (4x400m Relay); 2017 First Team All-Patriot League (4x400m Relay); 2016 Second Team All-Patriot League (4x400m Relay)

Devin Enslen (Alamogordo, N.M.): 2017-18 Team Captain (Indoor); 2017 IC4A All-East (200m); 2016 IC4A All-East (200m); 2015 IC4A All-East (200m); 2017 Second Team All-Patriot League (200m)

Ryan Herrera-Murphy (Bronx, N.Y.): 2017 IC4A All-East (Pole Vault)

Benjamin Stewart (Charlestown, R.I.): 2017 Second Team All-Patriot League (Heptathlon); 2017 Academic All-Patriot League (Indoor)

Simon Whitfield (Scottsdale, Ariz.): 2017 Patriot League Champion (4x400m Relay); 2017 First Team All-Patriot League (4x400m Relay)

Kordell Williams (Upper Marlboro, Md.): 2017 IC4A All-East (60m Hurdles); 2016 IC4A All-East (60m Hurdles); 2017 Patriot League Champion (60m Hurdles); 2017 First Team All-Patriot League (60m Hurdles)

Last Time at Navy Invitational (Dec. 3, 2016):
Navy men's track and field jumper Khaalif Wolfe ('17) and thrower Campbell both highlighted the Navy Invitational with two IC4A qualifying performances each at the Wesley A. Brown Field House. Overall, Navy tallied nine individual IC4A qualifying marks and five first-place finishes.



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