May 2, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Senior Maressa Guynn (Uniontown, Pa.) recorded the Navy women’s track and field team’s highest finish of second place in the hammer throw on day one of the Patriot League Championship Friday in Annapolis. Guynn finished second with an ECAC-qualifying hammer performance and personal-best mark of 180-10 (55.13m).
“Maressa has been great all season and she continued her strong senior campaign with a great performance in the hammer throw,” Navy head coach Carla Criste said. “We hope to see more of our athletes follow up Maressa’s performance on Saturday.”
Navy went 4-5 in the pole vault to tally nine team points. Amanda Graham (Jr., Wakefield, R.I.) placed fourth with a mark of 11-7.75 (3.55m) and Marissa Stewart (So., Frederick, Md.) finished fifth with a mark of 11-1.75 (3.40m).
Senior Teronda Brown (Angleton, Texas) placed fourth in hammer with a personal-best mark of 163-9 (49.92m). Junior Sarah Barnum (West Covina, Calif.) came in seventh in the long jump with a performance of 17-7.50 (5.37m).
On the track, junior Emily Jensen (The Woodlands, Texas) recorded a top-eight finish, placing sixth in the 10000m run with a time of 37:52.52. The Navy 4x800m relay team finished sixth with an ECAC-qualifying time of 9:10.22.
Freshman Lily Brose (Corning, Calif.) qualified for Saturday’s 100m dash finals with a season-best time of 12.66.
Navy is currently sixth with 29 points, which is just nine points from the top three. Lehigh and Army are tied for the lead with 42 points with Boston University three points behind with 39. Bucknell (35.50) and Lafayette (34) sit fourth and fifth, respectively. American (7), Holy Cross (6.50), Colgate (0) and Loyola (0) round out the ten-team field.
Navy will look to gain ground on Saturday with the shot put beginning at 9:30 a.m. for the field events and the 3000m steeplechase starting at 10:30 a.m. for the track events.