Women's Track and Field to Host Navy Invitational Saturday
Jan. 11, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's indoor track and field team (7-0) will host the Navy Invitational Saturday at the Wesley A. Brown Field House at 3:15 PM. Navy is scheduled to compete against Delaware, Eastern Kentucky, James Madison, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Mount St. Mary's and VCU. The meet will begin at 3:15 PM, following the Navy men's track and field meet.
The women's track and field team has not competed since earning seven dual wins at the double dual scored Navy Lid Lifter on December 6. Navy won the 5,000m, high jump and pole vault and posted three ECAC-qualifying performances.
Navy earned a pair of Patriot League weekly honors after the Lid Lifter. Sophomore Annie-Norah Beveridge was named the track athlete of the week and junior Veronica Ffrench was named the field athlete of the week.
Beveridge won the 5,000m run with a personal best time of 17:05.73 and Ffrench won the high jump with a personal best clear of 5-7 (1.70m). Beveridge and Ffrench both qualified for the ECAC Championship with their performances.
Navy took first place at this meet last January, besting five other schools, including four schools that will be back for this year's meet: VCU, Maryland-Eastern Shore, James Madison and Mount St. Mary's.
Navy will next compete at the Maryland Invitational at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md. next Saturday.
Navy Invitational Schedule Field Events 3:15 p.m. Pole Vault 3:15 p.m. Weight Throw (after Men's Shot Put), Shot Put follows 3:15 p.m. Long Jump (after Men's Triple Jump), Women's Triple Jump follows 4:15 p.m. High Jump Running Events 3:15 p.m. 5000m Run 3:40 p.m. 60m Hurdles 3:55 p.m. 60m Dash 4:10 p.m. Mile Run 4:25 p.m. 500m Run 4:45 p.m. 1000m Run 4:55 p.m. 200m Dash 5:10 p.m. 3000m Run 5:30 p.m. 4x4009m Relay 5:50 p.m. Distance Medley Relay
All fans without a Department of Defense sticker on their vehicle must park outside of the U.S. Naval Academy grounds. Fans may park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for $5. Free shuttle buses will run every 10 minutes between Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the Wesley A. Brown Field House. The shuttle buses will start running at 10:00 am on Saturday and will continue to 7:30 pm. Shuttle schedule and pick up location are subject to change. Please call 1-800-US4-NAVY for more information.