Women's Outdoor Track and Field

Navy Women Earn Star with Win at Army

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

WEST POINT, N.Y. - 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.  
The women's team posted a 111-92 victory for the second year in a row. The women have won nine-straight outdoor meets against the Black Knights and 14 of the last 15. Navy now leads the series, 23-14, on the women's side.
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

Navy won 11 of the 19 events in the women's meet and scored the maximum points in six.
Team captain Alayna Schloeder continued her impressive senior campaign with a victory in the pole vault. Her mark of 3.80m (12' 5.5") and Mimi McHugh's second-place height of 3.65m (11' 11.75") helped the Mids earn the maximum points in the event.
Navy also scored eight points in the triple jump. Sami Bollinger made her outdoor season debut and won the event with a distance of 12.20m (40' 0.5"). Giulia Mesa placed second with a top mark of 11.89m (39' 0.25"). Additionally, she scored three points in the long jump for taking second place with a distance of 5.56m (18' 3").
Isabella Romasko (5.48m / 17' 11.75") scored one point with a fourth-place finish in the long jump.
Hannah Lowenstein (five points) won the high jump by tying the 10th-best mark in program history at 1.71m (5' 7.25"). Sabrina Sokol added two points to the scoreboard for placing third with a height of 1.55m (5' 1").
Renny Murphy highlighted the throws by winning the javelin. She scored five points for recording a winning throw of 46.72m (153' 3"). Gabrielle Fortner scored an additional point by placing fourth with a mark of 38.16m (125' 2").
Jordynn Hutchinson accounted for a total of six points for placing third in the hammer throw (52.04m / 170' 9") and fourth in the discus (45.34m / 148' 9") and shot put (13.40m / 43' 11.75").
Jacee Hauser finished in fifth place in the hammer throw and shot put with distances of 38.80m (127' 3") and 11.05m (36' 3"), respectively. She scored two points for her placements.
Nalina Smith also posted a point for placing fifth in the discus with a mark of 32.79m (107' 7").
Taylor Woodworth played a vital role for the Mids in the sprint events. Individually, she won the 400m (55.71) and placed second in the 200m (24.75) to score eight points. Woodworth also guided Navy to a victory in the 4x100m relay. She ran the first segment of the race, followed by Mayu Gayton, Romasko and Jia Anderson. The squad ended with a combined time of 46.73 to score five points.
Anderson totaled nine points in her three individual races. Her top performance was a first-place finish in the 100m hurdles at 13.70. The time would be the third-best in team history in a legal wind. She also recorded times of 11.94 and 24.91 in the 100m and 200m, respectively, to place third in both events.
Gayton led the Mids in the 100m to score three points. She placed second overall with a time of 11.76.

Annie Taylor and Annie Lemelin also competed in three events each. The duo was part of the 4x400m relay team with Kylie Bedard and Kayla McGuire. Navy placed second with a time of 3:48.56 to score three points.
Lemelin and Taylor combined to score the maximum points for the Mids in the 400m hurdles. Lemelin won the race with a time of 1:01.48. Taylor followed behind her in second place with a time of 1:02.52. Additionally, Taylor ran a 100m hurdle time of 14.14 to place third and tally two more points.
McGuire's main event was the 800m. She once again edged the Black Knights in the race with a winning time of 2:13.91. Alex Wercinski raised Navy's scoring total in the 800m to seven points for finishing in third place with a time of 2:14.76.
The Mids earned the maximum points in the 400m after Bedard crossed the finish line in 57.25 to take second place.
The distance group scored the maximum points in the 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m.
Ellie Abraham (10:41.66) and Olivia Lutkevich (10:42.25) finished less than a second apart to place first and second in the 3,000m steeplechase, respectively.
Sophie Compton was in fifth place through nine laps of the 5,000m. She eventually worked her way up to first place on the final lap to win the race with a time of 17:10.54. The sophomore also contributed three points for placing second in the 1,500m (4:34.79).
Emily Boutin followed behind Compton in second place in the 5,000m with a time of 17:10.90.
Mia-Claire Kezal posted two points for placing third in the 1,500m with a time of 4:36.26.