Navy Women's Track Wins Multi-Madness Meet
Feb. 7, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy (17-0) won seven of nine events and topped a five-team field with 217 team points to win the Navy Multi-Madness Meet at Wesley Brown Field House on Thursday evening. Johns Hopkins was second with 70 points, followed by Loyola (28), Towson (22) and McDaniel (8).
"We are happy with the way things went tonight," head coach Carla Criste said. "Frankie Gale's pentathlon debut was impressive and Marissa Stewart looked really good in the pole vault. Now we will look ahead to the Patriot League Championships next weekend and we are very motivated and determined to give it our best."
Freshman Frankie Gale placed a team-best fourth in the pentathlon with 2811 points. Nineteen competitors started the pentathlon and Gale placed in the top ten in four of the five individual events with a top showing of fourth place in the 60m hurdles (9.84).
Sophomore Sierra Parks was sixth in the pentathlon with 2782 points, junior Veronica Ffrench was eighth (2755) and senior Melanie Sluzewicz placed ninth (2651). Ffrench had Navy's top individual event performance in the pentathlon, earning 818 points by clearing 5-5¾ (1.67m) in the high jump.
Junior Maressa Guynn won the weight throw with a personal-best and ECAC-qualifying effort of 54-9¼ (16.69m). Junior Teronda Brown also set a personal-best in the weight throw, taking second place at 52-3 ¾ (15.94m).
Senior Brigid Byrne won the 3,000m run with a time of 9:56.95, her second ECAC-qualifying performance in the 3K this season. Sophomore Christina Blair was second in the 3,000m run (10:04.63) and freshman Kelly Robinson was third (10:08.32).
Sophomore Annie-Norah Beveridge won the mile run with a time of 5:06.02. Senior Natasha Druggan won the 400m dash at 59.00 and freshman Ashley Welker was third (59.57). Senior Jessica Ridgway won the 60m dash at 7.93 and classmate Arabia Littlejohn was second at 8.20. Sophomore Madeline Zell took second in the 800m run at 2:19.86.
Navy will next compete at the Patriot League Indoor Championships in West Point, N.Y. from Feb. 15-17.