Feb. 11, 2010
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's track & field team hosts its final tune-up prior to the 2009-10 Patriot League Indoor Championships on Thursday evening at the Wesley A. Brown Field House. The Sweetheart Multi-Mix meet, which will see squads from Loyola (Md.) and McDaniel College (Division III) join the Midshipmen women, is scheduled to commence with the opening event of the pentathlon (60-meter hurdles) and the 20-pound weight throw, both beginning at 4:00 pm.
With the postponement of last weekend's Army-Navy dual meet (now slated for Feb. 26 at 5:30 pm, Thursday's competition now holds increased importance for the Mids, who will be looking to put up some strong performances in an effort improve their seeding at the conference championship.
Navy heads into this competition with a pair of individual ECAC qualifiers in sophomore Amanda Phelps in the weight throw (16.04 meters) and freshman Kristin Smith in the high jump (1.70 meters). The underclassmen duo is among the several Midshipmen who stack up well with the league's top performers entering the week. Phelps is currently second in the weight throw and tied for third in the shot put (12.50 meters). Smith, meanwhile, is tied atop the high jump ledger with Army freshman McKenzie Majchrzak. Senior Erica Ziel in the 5,000 (17:52.03), junior Ashley Bucholz in the triple jump (11.23 meters) and sophomore Jess Palacio in the 800 (2:14.41) each currently paces the Patriot League in their respective signature events.
Senior indoor team captain Abby Gesecki, currently second in the 500 (1:16.41), and sophomore Mansfield Murph, currently third in both the 400 (58.85) and 500 (1:16.85), also continue to rank among the league's best in the longer sprints.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Sweetheart Multi Mix Schedule
4:00 Pentathlon 60m Hurdles
4:00 Open 20# Weight
4:15 Open Pole Vault
4:15 Open 60m
4:30 Open Mile
4:30 (approx) Pentathlon High Jump
4:40 Open 800m
4:50 Open 3000m
5:15 Sprint Medley Relay (200, 200, 400, 800)
5:15 (approx) Pentathlon Shot Put
6:15 (approx) Pentathlon Long Jump
7:10 (approx) Pentathlon 800m
Navy begins its championship schedule with the Patriot League Track & Field Championships next weekend, Feb. 19-21 at Army's Gills Field House. The Mids will then return to Annapolis to host the Black Knights in the annual Army-Navy dual on Friday, Feb. 26, beginning at 5:30 pm. A full schedule of events for Navy's remaining home meets can be found here: 2009-10 Home Meet Schedule
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