Men's Cross Country Downs Army for Fourth Consecutive Star
Oct. 13, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's cross country team took eight of the top-nine places and went on to defeat Army, 20-43, in the Star Meet on Saturday at the U.S.N.A. Golf Club in Annapolis. It marks the fourth consecutive Star Meet win for Navy, which has now won 13 of the last 16 duals between the programs.
The Mids got out to a strong start and established a lead pack early in the race, never allowing more than one Black Knight to get close.
Ricardo Gailindo was the lone Army runner that stayed with the lead pack of Mids during the 8k race and crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 24:38.56. The Midshipmen then sealed the victory by taking the next eight spots. Sophomore John Sweeney led the pack of Mids with a time of 24:40.77. Captain Kyle Satterwhite and Chris Galvin followed with nearly identical times, as Satterwhite clocked a 24:43.53 and Galvin a 24:43.78.
The Black Knights' James Hodgen finally broke the string of consecutive Navy finishers, as he took 10th with a time of 25:07.59.
"In a dual meet the rule book says you can only run 12. I had guys on the sidelines that could have gotten an N-Star today and I don't feel good about that," said Navy head coach Al Cantello.
Navy will have next weekend off in preparation for the Patriot League Championships, which will take place on Oc. 27 in Hamilton, N.Y.