Men's Cross Country Prepares For Star Meet Against Army
Oct. 16, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's cross country team will face its rivals, Army, as the two teams will clash in the annual Star Meet on Friday at 4 p.m. at West Point, N.Y.
The Midshipmen have captured 13 of the last 16 Stars and are 46-28-1 (.620) all-time against Army. In his 45 seasons as cross country head coach, Al Cantello has 34 career Star Meet victories.
Last season in Annapolis, the Mids defeated Army, 20-43, taking eight of the top-ten spots.
In winning six of the last seven duals with Army, Navy's average margin of victory has been 18 points. Navy's only loss to Army during that stretch came by one point in 2008.
So far this season, Navy's all-sports record against Army is 0-2.
The Last Time Out
Against field full of highly competitive schools, Navy men's cross country placed eight out of 47 at the Paul Short Run on Saturday, Oct. 5. Steve Schroeder paced his squad with a finishing time of 24:24 in the 8K race. Schroeder has led the Mids in three straight meets at a very high clip.
Navy and USTFCCCA Rankings
In the most recent United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic regional rankings, which were released on Oct. 7, Navy is ranked fifth. This is the highest ranking the Mids have received this year, having been placed seventh in the preseason polls
Navy will be off next weekend in preparation for the Patriot League Championships, which will take place on Nov. 2 in Easton, Pa.