Mids Fall Short to Princeton, 105-75, In Dual Meet
PRINCETON, N.J. – Tallying 13 first-place individual performances and placing first in both relays, Princeton defeated the Navy men’s track and field team, 105-75, on Friday at Jadwin Gym.
“Today’s meet was a measuring stick as to where our team was outside of our top guys,” Navy head coach Stephen Cooksey said. “This was a very young group of athletes that we brought to the dual and wanted to see where we stood in terms of depth on our squad. Right now, it looks as though we may be a bit thin in certain events, but the season is very young and we will look to give our guys a ton of experience before the season really begins to ramp up.”
Navy recorded two first-place finishes and six IC4A-qualifying performances.
The Mids best event came in the 60-meter hurdles, tallying the top-two finishers. Sophomore Kordell Williams grabbed the top spot with a time of 8.27, while teammate Malcolm White finished right behind Williams at 8.44.
Freshman Jake Shewbert had a strong outing in his first track meet, placing first in the 3,000-meter run. Shewbert crossed the finish line at 8:34.87, which was 9.87 seconds short of his first career IC4A qualifying time.
In the 500-meter run, indoor captain Nate Gainey and Simon Whitfield finished third and fourth place, respectively. Both Gainey and Whitfield recorded IC4A-qualifying times, clocking in at 50.35 and 50.67.
Junior Devin Enslen captured Navy’s third and final IC4A-qualifying time on the track in the 60-meter dash. Enslen crossed the tape in second place with a time of 6.96, which was 0.03 seconds off first-place finisher Charles Volker (Princeton).
Navy’s outdoor captain Griffie Loy and teammate Sean Brennan both capture IC4A-qualifying performances in the shot put. Loy placed second with a mark of 53ft-4.25in (16.26m), while Brennan finished fifth with a throw of 51ft-7in (15.72m).
Junior John Campbell rounded out Navy’s IC4A-qualifying performances with a second-place mark of 59ft-3in (18.06m) in the weight throw.
Navy will look to continue to build on this performance when it returns home for the Navy Winter Invitational next weekend.