Men's Outdoor Track and Field

Navy Men Win Star at Army to Complete Outdoor Track & Field Sweep

The Navy track and field teams swept the outdoor Star Meet on Saturday at Shea Stadium in West Point, N.Y. The meet is part of the Army-Navy Star Series, presented by USAA.

by Navy Sports Information

The Navy track and field teams swept the outdoor Star Meet on Saturday at Shea Stadium in West Point, N.Y. The meet is part of the Army-Navy Star Series, presented by USAA.
The Mids have swept the outdoor Star Meet the last nine times it has been held. Navy track and field has now won 20-straight indoor / outdoor Star competitions over Army.
The men's team defeated the Black Knights, 114-89, to extend its lead in the series to 53-44. The Mids won their 12th-consecutive outdoor meet over Army, which is the longest winning streak by either team in the men's and women's track and field Star Series.  
Navy (12-9-1) is now one win away from clinching 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).

"These 20-straight Star wins are because of the culture that we have here with this coaching staff, support staff and our group of leaders that continue to lead us to success. We know how important these Stars are in helping the athletic department achieve its goals of winning the Star Series year after year," said Director of Track and Field / Cross Country Jamie Cook.

"I'm very proud of the whole group and especially our seniors who continue to push the philosophy to compete hard in everything that you do. It's really impressive to see what this senior class has done in its four years. This group finished 16-0 in Star meets and that's something that isn't said very much. It's truly a testament to their willingness to fight every single day in practice to allow them to compete at a high level in everything that they do."

Navy Director of Track & Field and Cross CountryJamie Cook

The Mids won 11 of the 19 events and earned the maximum points (eight) in five by placing first and second in an event.
Nathan Kent posted two huge victories in the 200m and 400m to score a combined 10 points. The sophomore clocked in a time of 20.84 in the 200m. His time would be the third-fastest in program history if ran in a legal wind. Kent beat Army's Luke Griner by 0.74 in the 400m with a time of 47.31.
Kent was also a member of the 4x100m relay team with Brahmir Vick, Nico Gonzalez-Reed and Jay Evans. The squad placed second in the race with a time of 40.63 to score three points.
Vick added seven points to the scoreboard individually. He continued his dominance in the 110m hurdles by placing first with a time of 13.96. Navy's outdoor captain also scored in the 100m by posting a time of 10.77 to place fourth.
Jayshon Dubose's second-place finish in the 110m hurdles (14.95) allowed the Mids to score the maximum points in the event.
Evans accounted for a combined six points for placing second in both the 100m (10.65) and 200m (21.43). His effort in the 200m helped Navy claim the maximum points in the race.
Pete deJonge was the additional scorer in the 400m. He finished third in the race with a time of 48.84 to tally two points.
deJonge also ran the first leg for the second-place 4x400m relay team. deJonge, Simon Alexander, Grant Hunsaker and Jack Lange posted a time of 3:23.71 to earn three points.
Jacques Guillaume competed in the 400m hurdles for the first this season. He recorded a time of 52.75 to place second and score three points. Levi Knobloch contributed two points for placing third with a time of 54.58.
The Mids scored eight points in the 5,000m thanks to Justin Mumford (14:16.78) and Murphy Smith (14:22.66), who placed first and second in the race, respectively.
Despite competing in the 3,000m steeplechase for just the second time in his career, Sam Keeny took first place in the race with a time of 8:57.19 to score five points. Ben Countiss tacked on another two points to finish third overall with a time of 9:18.41.
Matt Newell clocked in a time of 3:53.14 to garner a victory in the 1,500m. Luke Nester placed third in the race with a time of 3:54.20. Their placements added seven points to Navy's team score.
Greyson Gravitt (1:51.76) and Carson Sloat (1:51.83) scored a combined three points after finishing just 0.07 seconds apart in the 800m. The duo placed third and fourth, respectively, in the race.

Joshua Boamah was the big scorer for the Mids in the field events. The senior accounted for a combined 13 points for winning the shot put (18.46m / 60' 6.75") and discus (52.76m / 173' 1") and placing second in the hammer throw (63.00m / 206' 8"). His shot put throw ranks sixth all-time in school history.
Dane Vernor totaled three points in the meet. He placed third in the hammer throw and fifth in the discus with marks of 60.28m (197' 9") and 46.67m (153' 1"), respectively.
Collin Greene finished in third place in the shot put with a distance of 17.11m (56' 1.75"). His placement added three points to the scoreboard.
Braden Presser scored five points for winning the javelin for the third-consecutive year. He claimed first place with a distance of 65.26m (214' 1"). George Kalkanis' top throw (61.17m / 200' 8") helped him finish in second place to total three points.
Navy's pole vault and jump group combined to add 25 points.
Walker Rudisaile (5.16m / 16' 11") dominated in his victory in the pole vault. He outperformed Army's top height by 0.41m. Gunnar Kimball recorded a mark of 4.60m (15' 1") to place third.
Joe Hurt led the Mids to a sweep in the triple jump. He won the event with a top jump of 14.64m (48' 0.5"). Jordan Payne ended in second place with a distance of 14.44m (47' 4.5").
Benjemen Schneider and Sheldon Ulmer finished in a tie for second place in the high hump with a height of 2.00m (6' 6.75").
Colby Fahrney posted a mark of 7.10m (23' 3.5") on his final attempt in the long jump to place second. William Pierce placed third in the event with a distance of 7.05m (23' 1.75").