Track Closes Out Day Two At IC4A & ECAC Indoor Championships

Clyde Wilson

Clyde Wilson

March 8, 2014

BOSTON, Mass. - Freshman Jose Santana , senior Chris Smith, sophomore Taylor Andrews and junior Clyde Wilsonqualified for the finals in their respective running events to highlight the Army men's track and field performance the second day of the IC4A Indoor Championships at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.

The Army women, competing in four events the second day at the ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships, had record-setting performances in the 5000-meter run, pole vault and 4x800-meter relay.

Santana won his heat in the prelims of the 400-meter dash in a career time of 47.99 that is the third fastest time on Army's top 10 chart. His clocking placed him seventh overall among the 10 qualifiers to advance to Sunday's finals.

Senior sprinter Matt Green, who finished fifth in his heat with a career time of 48.18 that ranks fifth all-time at Army, just missed qualifying for the finals in placing 11th.

Smith won his heat in the prelims of the 500 behind a career clocking of 1:03.46 that ranked second best among the qualifiers heading into Sunday's finals and the sixth fastest time at Army. Smith broke his career mark of 1:03.71 that he set last year at the IC4As.

Andrews met the standard in the 60-meter high hurdles behind his qualifying mark 8.12 in the prelims that was the second fastest in his heat and fourth overall. Andrews just missed besting his career mark of 8.11 (which ranks fourth all-time at Army) set at the Patriot League Championships two weeks ago.

Wilson was first in his heat in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.9 that ranked second overall among the eight runners advancing to Sunday's finals. His career clocking of 1:51.31 set last year at the IC4As lists as the seventh fastest time in program history.

Junior Christopher Kittle finished seventh in the heptathlon compiling 4959 point with his top finishes a second in the high jump (1.93 meters) and third in the 1000-meter run (2:47.12).

In the mile run, seniors Eric Fenton and Josh Ecker posted times of 4:16.95 and 4:25.81, respectively. Sophomore Stevyn Spees recorded a 1:04.76 to finish third in his heat in the prelims of the 500 meters.

Army's 4x400-meter relay team of Spees, Green, Patrick Taylor and Nick Beavers combined for a time of 3:17.42. The distance medley relay team of Dylan Chamberlen, Marcus Phillips, Joseph Hannigan and Alex Duffy posted a 10:08.8 clocking.

In the women's meet, sophomore distance runners Lindsay Gabow (17:12.39) and Madison Hill(17:13.48) wrote their names into the Academy record book after posting the third and fourth fastest times, respectively, in the 5000-meter run.

Army's 4x800-meter relay team of Elizabeth Moton, Alexandra Sutherland, Jennifer Comfort and Katrina Donarski combined for a time of 9:09.72 that ranks as the second fastest in program history. Sutherland, Comfort and Donarski were members on last year's relay team that recorded a 9:19.54 to rank eighth all-time.

In the pole vault, sophomore Ashley Zeitvogel was seventh (12-03.5) and junior Laurel Neposchlan placed eighth (11-11.75) with sophomore Megan Gemar clearing 11-07.75. Neposchlan broke her former mark of 11-3 3/4 to move from sixth on Army's top 10 chart to fifth. Zeitvogel holds the school mark of 12 feet, 8 inches set at the Patriot League Championships where she was crowned the champion.

Sophomore Amy Slaughter threw the 20-lb weight 51 feet, 11 ¾ to finish fifth in her flight.

The events will conclude on Sunday.

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