Oct. 12, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
The Navy women's cross country team will host Army in the annual Star Meet on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the U.S.N.A. Golf Club in Annapolis.
Spectator parking will be available off Greenbury Point Rd. at the golf course and there will be attendants on hand to direct traffic. Fans are encouraged to arrive early.
Navy is 4-2 against Army in the last six meetings between the teams and holds a 15-11 all-time advantage against the Black Knights ... the last three duals between the programs have been decided by an average of just 5.3 points.
The Mids snapped a two-year drought last season by winning, 25-31, at West Point as Navy had six runners finish in the top 10.
So far this season, Navy's all-sports record against Army is 0-2-1.
The Last Time Out
The Mids had one of their best showings of the season as they placed 10th out of 40 teams at the 38th-annual Paul Short Run on Sept. 28. The meet included three teams ranked in the top-10 national poll. Annie-Norah Beveridge led all Mids as her time of 20:25 was good enough for 15th place. Captain Brigid Byrne followed 50 seconds later in 42nd place with a time of 21:15. Freshman Kelley Robinson was the first of three freshmen to score points for Navy, placing 67th with a time of 21:44.
Navy and USTFCCCA Rankings
Navy remains seventh the most recent United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic region rankings, which were released on Oct. 1. Georgetown, Penn State, Villanova, Princeton, West Virginia and LaSalle are ranked 1-6, respectively.
A Breakout Year for Beveridge
Rookies Stepping Up
Sophomore Annie-Norah Beveridge has been Navy's top finisher in four of five meets this season and each time she has been named the Patriot League Runner of the Week. Beveridge has finished in the top-15 in all five meets this season and her four Patriot League weekly honors are the most by any conference runner in a season.
Navy's freshman class has significantly contributed to the success of the team this season. In all five races in 2012, at least two rookies have finished among Navy's top-five. Kelley Robinson
, who has been in Navy's top-five in each of the last four meets, has been named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on two occasions this season.
Navy will have next weekend off in preparation for the Patriot League Championships, which will take place on Oct. 27 in Hamilton, N.Y.