Track and Field Goes For Ninth-Consecutive Sweep in Outdoor Star Meet


ANNAPOLIS, Md. –The Navy track and field teams will look to win two more stars on Saturday when they battle Army in the Outdoor Star at Shea Stadium in West Point, N.Y. The is part of the Army-Navy Star Series, presented by USAA.
 
The Mids have swept the outdoor the last eight times it has been held.
 
Both the men’s and women’s meets begin at 11 a.m. with the field events. The track events will start at 1:30 p.m. Fans can view the full meet schedule and free live results on NavySports.com(.)
 
Additionally, spectators with an ESPN+ subscription can watch the meet starting at noon with the link on NavySports.com(.)
 
Meet Scoring
Scoring is 5-3-2-1 for individual events and 5-3 for relays. The teams will enter three athletes competing in each individual event with two scoring per institution. There are 203 total points in the 17 individual events and two relays. A team needs 102 points to win the meet.
 
Smith Shatters 10,000m Record
Murphy Smith began his outdoor campaign by setting a new school record in the 10,000m at the Raleigh Relays. He posted a time of 28:37.01 to beat the previous record by 23.79, which was set in 1997 by John Mentzer (29:00.80). Smith placed ninth overall in a field of 108 athletes. His time currently ranks 34th in the country.
 
Additional top-10 times in Raleigh were recorded by Alexander Kirkland and Justin Mumford. Kirkland ran the fourth-fastest 10,000m in Navy history (29:11.54) to finish in 38th place. He owns the 86th-best time in the nation this season. Mumford placed 54th out of 198 runners in the 5,000m by clocking in the eighth-fastest time in team history at 13:59.29. The sophomore’s time ranks 83rd nationally. 
 
Brahmir Vick posted the lone top-10 time at the Navy Outdoor Invitational last Saturday. He recorded the third-best 110m hurdles time (13.73) in program history to win the race. Vick’s school-record time (13.58) that he ran earlier this season at the Ross and Sharon Irwin Invitational is the 14th-fastest finish in the country.
 
Army-Navy Outdoor Star Series
The men’s team owns a 52-44 record in the outdoor Star Meet. The men will look to claim their 12th-consecutive win against Army in the outdoor meet. Navy holds a 25-23 advantage when competing in West Point.
 
The Mids posted a 126-77 victory over the Black Knights a year ago. Navy won 15 of the 19 events and earned the maximum points (eight) in 10 to compile its highest point total since 2000. Additionally, the 49-point differential is the second-largest margin of victory for the men in their 96 meetings against Army. 
 
The men’s team returns 10 athletes who won an event in last year’s meet – Jonah Johnson (100m), Nathan Kent (, 4x100m Relay, ), Jacques Guillaume (400m, ), Sam Keeny (5,000m), Brahmir Vick (110m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay), Levi Knobloch (400m Hurdles), Jordan Payne (Triple Jump), Joshua Boamah (Shot Put, Discus) and Braden Presser (Javelin).
 
The women’s team has won eight-straight outdoor Star Meets and 13 of the last 14. The Mids lead the women’s series, 22-14.
 
Navy won the 2023 edition of the outdoor Star Meet, 111-92. The Mids placed first in 12 of the 19 events and earned the maximum points in seven.

Six members of the women’s team return to defend their first-place finishes from a year ago – Kayla McGuire (800m), Jia Anderson (100m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay), Annie Taylor (400m Hurdles), Mayu Gayton (4x100m Relay), Hannah Lowenstein (High Jump) and Isabella Romasko ().

 

Director of Track and Field / Cross Country, Jamie Cook, is 10-0 in the outdoor Star Meet during his tenure. Under his guidance, Navy owns a combined record of 21-3 between the men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor Star Meets. 

 

2023-24 Star Series Update

After a thrilling, 4-2, victory by women’s tennis last week, Navy now leads the 2023-24 Star Series, 10-9-1. A sweep by track and field this weekend would put Navy one win away from securing the 2023-24 Star Series. The four remaining star competitions are men’s and women’s lacrosse (April 13), men’s tennis (April 20) and baseball (April 26-28).

 

Navy has claimed stars in men’s cross country, men’s rugby, volleyball, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, rifle, gymnastics, men’s and women’s and women’s tennis in the 2023-24 Star Series.

 

Hear From The Mids

Navy director of multimedia, Luke Slabaugh, spoke with Mayu Gayton and Braden Presser this week to preview the outdoor Star Meet and discuss their emotions heading into their final dual against the Black Knights.

 

Sam Keeny and Sophie Compton also shared their thoughts on the Star Meet and their journeys at the Naval Academy with Pete Medhurst on the Navy Sports Magazine.

 

Fans can find all interview segments on the Navy YouTube page.

 

Mid-Atlantic Region Rankings

The men’s team was ranked No. 1 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic Region outdoor rankings for the second-straight week, which was announced Monday afternoon.

 

Navy earned 824.12 points in the second set of rankings, which is 30.79 points ahead of No. 2 Penn State. The Mids own 27 times / marks that rank in the top 10 in the region on the men’s side.

 

100m

8. Nathan Kent (10.35)

 



2. Nathan Kent (20.76)

 

400m

5. Jacques Guillaume (47.06)

6. Nathan Kent (47.30)

 

5,000m

5. Justin Mumford (13:59.29)

 

10,000m

1. Murphy Smith (28:37.01)

4. Alexander Kirkland (29:11.54)

 

110m Hurdles

2. Brahmir Vick (13.58)

 

3,000m Steeplechase

5. Sam Keeny (9:11.09)

7. Ben Countiss (9:18.22)

8. Sean Miller (9:18.95)

9. Joe Reimann (9:22.10)

10. Tom Fodor (9:28.59)

 

4x100m Relay

1. Brahmir Vick, Nathan Kent, Jonah Johnson, Jay Evans (39.82)

 

High Jump

T1. Sheldon Ulmer (2.08m / 6′ 9.75″)

T1. Benjemen Schneider (2.08m / 6′ 9.75″)

 

Pole Vault

5. Walker Rudisaile (5.06m / 16′ 7.25″

 

Triple Jump

5. Sebasteon Allen (14.36m / 47′ 1.5″)

8. Joe Hurt (14.25m / 46′ 9″)

10. Jordan Payne (14.17m / 46′ 6″)

 

Shot Put

1. Joshua Boamah (19.09m / 62′ 7.75″)

5. Collin Greene (17.26m / 56′ 7.5″)

 

Discus

1. Joshua Boamah (54.86m / 180′ 0″)

 

Hammer Throw

2. Joshua Boamah (62.72m / 205′ 9″)

3. Dane Vernor (59.72m / 195′ 11″)

8. Collin Greene (56.59m / 185′ 8″)

 

Javelin                                       

2. Braden Presser (68.35m / 224′ 3″)

 

Navy held its spot at No. 6 in the women’s rankings with 345.23 points. The women possess 13 times / marks that rank in the top 10 in the region.

 

400m

3. Taylor Woodworth (54.67)

 

100m Hurdles

6. Jia Anderson (13.91)

 

400m Hurdles

5. Annie Lemelin (1:00.71)

6. Annie Taylor (1:00.75)

 

3,000m Steeplechase

7. Ellie Abraham (10:42.20)

9. Olivia Lutkevich (10:57.40)

10. Mia-Claire Kezal (11:06.60)

 

4x100m Relay

8. Taylor Woodworth, Mayu Gayton, Isabella Romasko, Jia Anderson (46.39)

 

High Jump

2. Hannah Lowenstein (1.70m / 5′ 7″)

 

Pole Vault

6. Alayna Schloeder (3.85m / 12′ 7.5″)

9. Gracie Emerick (3.75m / 12′ 3.5″)

 

Discus

9. Jordynn Hutchinson (46.01m / 150′ 11″)

 

Javelin

2. Renny Murphy (48.73m / 159′ 10″)

 

Up Next

The Mids will continue their road stretch next week to compete in the Virginia Grand Prix in Charlottesville, Va. The two-day meet will begin on Friday at 11 a.m. and continue on Saturday at 3 p.m.



Source link

Related Posts

Kenston’s Sadie Poudevigne reigns in high jump at Division I Austintown-Fitch Regional track and field – News-Herald

YOUNGSTOWN — There is just something about the venue for the Division I Austintown-Fitch Regional that suits Sadie Poudevigne. Even though it may be 48 miles away from her actual…

First Ticket Punched for Wildcats at NCAA West First Round Championships

Story Links FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arizona Track & Field opened up the NCAA West First Round Championships on Wednesday at Arkansas’ John McDonnell Field. Day…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You Missed

Kenston’s Sadie Poudevigne reigns in high jump at Division I Austintown-Fitch Regional track and field – News-Herald

Kenston’s Sadie Poudevigne reigns in high jump at Division I Austintown-Fitch Regional track and field – News-Herald

First Ticket Punched for Wildcats at NCAA West First Round Championships

First Ticket Punched for Wildcats at NCAA West First Round Championships

McCallie dominates to win DII-AA state track and field title

McCallie dominates to win DII-AA state track and field title

Halimah Nakaayi powers to Ugandan 800m record 💪 | Continental Tour Gold 2024

Halimah Nakaayi powers to Ugandan 800m record 💪 | Continental Tour Gold 2024

Bennett, Langford Advance to the NCAA East Regional Quarterfinals

Bennett, Langford Advance to the NCAA East Regional Quarterfinals

Men’s 400m – 2024 NCAA outdoor track and field East First Round (Heat 5)

Men’s 400m – 2024 NCAA outdoor track and field East First Round (Heat 5)