Men's Indoor Track and Field

Navy Men Secure Indoor Track & Field Star

The Navy men's track and field team claimed its fifth-consecutive victory over Army in the annual Indoor Star Meet, which is part of the Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA, by a score of 103-78 on Saturday at the Wesley A. Brown Field House in Annapolis, Md.

by Navy Sports Information

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy men's track and field team (2-0) claimed its fifth-consecutive victory over Army (0-1) in the annual Indoor Star Meet, which is part of the Army-Navy Star Series presented by USAA, by a score of 103-78 on Saturday at the Wesley A. Brown Field House in Annapolis, Md.

The Mids placed first in 10 of the 17 events and earned the maximum points (eight) in four to beat the Black Knights by 25. Navy has beaten Army by at least 21 points in its last five wins in the indoor series.

The meet scoring format was 5-3-2-1 for individual events and 5-3 for relays.

The Mids improved to 36-27-2 in the indoor series and 23-9-2 in Annapolis. Navy has won the men's Indoor Star 12 times in the last 14 years.

Between the men's and the women's meet, the Mids totaled 6 program records, 18 school top-10 times/marks and five Army-Navy meet records.

Director of Track and Field / Cross Country Jamie Cook claimed his sixth indoor victory over the Black Knights in his seven years at the helm. He has led Navy to 18-straight track and field Star wins and owns a 21-3 record against Army.

"It's extremely significant to say that Navy track and field has won 18-straight Stars over Army. We've won every Indoor and Outdoor Star Meet this decade and I couldn't be more proud of the teams, our terrific coaching staff and all our support staff that helped lead us to another great day for our program. Army had a little bit of extra experience in some areas, but the team did a great job of overcoming that obstacle," said Cook. "Our goal is to win as a team and our objective of winning on both sides in a commanding fashion was once again achieved. It brought me a lot of joy to see us perform the way we did today in front of a capacity crowd.

"It really made me proud to have the support of Superintendent Vice Adm. Yvette M. Davids, Commandant Col. James P. McDonough and athletic director Chet Gladchuk come to our meets and support our team. We always compete hard and take advantage of every opportunity to represent the Naval Academy. Our captains Joshua Boamah, Annie Taylor, Brahmir Vick and Alayna Schloeder did a tremendous job of leading by example and having great performances. For Josh and Brahmir combining to break three school records in a meet of this significance is exceptional. This is a very competitive meet, but I believe our teams were ready because they competed hard, stayed together as a unit when adversity came upon us and executed everything we asked of them."

The duo of Joshua Boamah and Collin Greene helped the Mids outscore the Black Knights, 15-7, in the two throw events combined.

Boamah recorded a school record in the shot put (18.71m / 61' 4.75") and weight throw (21.12m / 69' 3.5") to place first in both events. He broke Scott Haney's shot put record that had stood since 1973. Boamah surpassed his own weight throw record by .10m. He set the record earlier this season in Navy's dual against Princeton (Jan. 13).

Greene ended with a distance of 16.87m (55' 4.25") in the shot put to place second. Additionally, he took third place in the weight throw with a mark of 20.12m (66' 0.25").

The additional sweep in the field events for the Mids came in the triple jump. Jordan Payne (14.59m / 47' 10.5") and Sebasteon Allen (14.42m / 47' 3.75") placed first and second, respectively, to score a combined eight points.

Walker Rudisaile garnered a first-place finish in the pole vault with a height of 5.05m (16' 6.75") to score five points. Gunnar Kimball earned two points by placing third with a mark of 4.95m (16' 2.75").

Navy scored five points each in the high jump and long jump.

Benjemen Schneider posted a new collegiate-best high jump mark of 2.14m (7' 0.25") to place second. Thomas Christie finished in third place with a height of 2.05m (6' 8.75").

Freshman William Pierce registered the top distance in the long jump in his career at 7.32m (24' 0.25") to finish second overall. Aidan Featherby placed third with a jump of 7.13m (23' 4.75").

Brahmir Vick was once again the star for the Mids in the track events with a pair of victories to claim 10 points. He broke the Navy, meet and Patriot League record in the 60m hurdles with a winning time of 7.74. Vick beat his own school record by .02 seconds that he set at the Wesley A. Brown Invitational (Jan. 20). He has recorded six of the top-10 60m hurdle times in team history this season and now owns nine of the 10 best finishes. Vick's time beat Clayton Thompson's meet record by .13 seconds, which was recorded in 2021.

The senior also ran in the 60m dash for the first time since the 2022 Navy Invitational and won the race with a time of 6.83. His time is the fifth-fastest finish in program history.

Jayshon Dubose scored an additional two points in the 60m hurdles with a third-place effort (8.28).

Nathan Kent also compiled 10 points with victories in the 200m (21.22) and 400m (47.45). Kent's 200m time broke the meet record by .13 seconds that was set by Army's Kedrin Jefferson in 2020. Additionally, his 200m finish ranks fourth all-time in team history.

Jay Evans competed in three events to contribute nine points overall. Individually, he placed third in the 60m (6.92) and 200m (21.92). The junior also ran in the 4x400m relay with Pete deJonge, Simon Alexander and David Walker. The squad finished with a time of 3:14.53 to place second.

Navy swept the mile and 3,000m to outscore Army, 16-6, in the two races combined.

Sam Keeny won the mile with a time of 4:04.50. Luke Nester crossed the finish line right behind Keeny in second place with a time of 4:05.79.

Murphy Smith clocked in a time of 8:08.32 to win the 3,000m. His finish beat the top time from the Black Knights in the race by 16.29 seconds. Justin Mumford followed closely behind with a time of 8:09.89 to earn a second-place finish.

Jacques Guillaume's lone race of the day was the 500m, which he placed second in with a time of 1:04.00. deJonge (1:04.80) also added points to the scoreboard with a third-place finish in the race.

Carson Sloat (2:24.72) was in sixth place after the first lap of the 1,000m, but he worked his way up to finish in second place. Garrett Baublitz registered a time of 2:25.04 to finish third overall.

Greyson Gravitt posted a second-place finish in the 800m with a time of 1:51.94. Matt Newell recorded a time of 1:53.07 to place fourth.

The meet concluded with the 4x800m relay team of Chris Seegobin, Jackson Nguyen, Joe Reimann, Sean Miller clocking in a time of 7:54.08 to finish in second place.