April 27, 2013
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – In the third and final day of competition at the Penn Relays, Army track and field tallied four postseason-qualifying marks to cap off a successful stay in Philadelphia. Army had representatives in three relays and a trio of throwing events at Franklin Field on Saturday.
The Black Knights kicked off the day in the men’s 4xmile relay Championship of America. Sophomores Nathan Fisher and Cody Barger teamed with seniors Mark Castelli and Kevin Russell to combine for a 10th-place time of 16:50.74.
Army earned IC4A Championship-qualifying marks in its next two men’s relays – the 4x800 and 4x400. In the 4x800 college section, Andreas Kellas, Clyde Wilson, Dylan Chamberlen and Jerome Raphael teamed for the Black Knights’ best time this outdoor season with their 20th-place mark of 7:42.67.
The 4x400 IC4A section squad of Marcus Jackson, Patrick Taylor, Stevyn Spees and Matt Green also recorded Army’s fastest outdoor time in 2013 with a sixth-place time of 3:12.71.
Army throwers were spread through three events, highlighted by senior Nick Snoad’s performance in the hammer throw championship. Snoad captured fourth place with a toss of 59.94 meters. In addition to Snoad, sophomore Jacob Drozd also exceeded IC4A standards with his 15th-place distance in the javelin of 58.87m.
Army’s stay at the Penn Relays was its final regular-season competition of 2013. The Black Knights will now prepare for the Patriot League Championships which are scheduled for May 3-4 at Lehigh.
Army at Penn Relays – Day 3 Results
Men’s 4xMile Championship of America
Nathan Fisher, Cody Barger, Mark Castelli, Kevin Russell – 10 of 12 – 16:50.74
Men’s 4x800-Meter Relay – College
Andreas Kellas, Clyde Wilson, Dylan Chamberlen, Jerome Raphael – 20 of 31 – 7:42.67
Men’s 4x400-Meter Relay – IC4A
Marcus Jackson, Patrick Taylor, Stevyn Spees, Matt Green – 6 of 8 – 3:12.71
Men’s Hammer Throw Championship
Nick Snoad – 4 of 8 – 59.94m
Men’s Javelin – College
Jacob Drozd – 15 of 25 – 58.87m
Branam Yow – 23 of 25 – 53.37m
Men’s Hammer Throw – College
Scott Geary – 23 of 26 – 47.38m