March 29, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
The Navy women's outdoor track and field program will compete at the Towson Invitational this Saturday at 10:30 AM at Johnny Unitas Stadium. A total of 12 teams will be participating at the non-scored meet. Navy will be competing at the Towson Invitational for the first time since 2009.
This is the second weekend of competition for Navy this outdoor season. The Mids were in action at the non-team scored Tribe Invitational at William & Mary last weekend. Navy had eight top-five performances and four athletes turned in ECAC-qualifying performances.
Sophomore Annie-Norah Beveridge placed second in the 10,000m run with a time of 37:01.55 (ECAC) at the William & Mary meet. Beveridge's time is ranked ninth on the NCAA East Region performance list and she was named the Patriot League Track-Athlete of the Week on Monday.
Freshman Marissa Stewart was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week after placing second in the pole vault at the Tribe Invitational with a personal-best clear of 11-9¾ (3.60m). Stewart also ran a 16.72 in the 100m hurdles.
Navy had three athletes surpass the ECAC standard in the discus in Williamsburg. Junior Lauren Allam placed third at 142-10 (43.53m), junior Teronda Brown was fifth at 140-10 (42.94m) and junior Maressa Guynn was sixth with a mark of 140-7 (42.84m).
Earlier this week the Patriot League announced that Navy was chosen as the favorites to win the conference outdoor meet in the preseason poll. Navy received 11 of 14 possible first-place votes and 95 points. Bucknell was second with 89 points and Lehigh was third with 72 points. Navy won the Patriot League Outdoor Championship last season.
Navy will renew its rivalry with Army next Saturday, April 6 at Ingram Field in Annapolis. The women's meet is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM following the men's meet.
Navy has won four straight outdoor N-Star meets over Army and the Class of 2013 has the opportunity to graduate with a perfect 8-0 record against the Black Knights in indoor and outdoor track and field. The only other classes to leave the Academy with an 8-0 mark were the classes of 2002 and 2012.