April 5, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Navy women’s track fell to Army, 103.5-99.5, in the annual Star meet Saturday at Shea Stadium. Navy tallied nine first-place finishes.
“I am very proud with the way we fought today,” head coach Carla Criste said. “It came down to the very last event (4x400m relay), but unfortunately we could not pull through.”
Senior Teronda Brown had strong performances in the shot put and the discus throw. Brown finished first in the shot put with a mark of 44-0.5 (13.42m). She placed second in the discus throw with an ECAC-qualifying performance of 153-5 (46.77m).
Seniors Lauren Allam and Maressa Guynn finished first and third in the discus throw with ECAC-qualifying marks of 162-10 (49.65m) and 152-0 (46.33m). Crystan McLymore and Veronica Ffrench placed 1-2 in the triple jump with marks of 37-3.75 (11.36m) and 34-11 (10.64m), respectively.
Ffrench finished first in the high jump with a performance of 5-3 (1.60m). Freshman Hali McFadgen placed first in the 100m hurdles with a finishing time of 14.92. Junior Sarah Bernhardt recorded a first-place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:05.13.
Christina Blair and Paige Miller finished 1-2 in the 3000m steeplechase with times of 10:54.26 and 11:06.98. Freshman Lily Brose tallied a first-place finish in the 200m dash with a time of 25.80. Brose almost recorded her second first-place finish in the 100m dash, falling 0.06 off Army’s Samantha Reid’s first place time.
Freshman Maddy Manhertz was edged out by Army’s Katrina Donarski in the 400m dash by just 0:00.41 for first place. Junior Madeline Zell finished second in the 800m run with a mark of 2:16.86. Sophomore Kelly Robinson finished 0:01.17 behind Army’s Lindsay Gabow for first place in the 5000m run.
Navy’s 4x100m relay squad of McFadgen, Brose, Ashley Ross and Ffrench finished first with a time of 49.01.
The all-time outdoor track and field series is tied 14-14, following the Army win.
Navy will look ahead to the Geore Mason Invitational on Saturday, April 12.