May 2, 2014
PL Championship Day 1 Results
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Army track & field teams competed in the first of two days at the Patriot League Championships on Friday at Navy's Ingram Field. After day one, the Black Knight women stand tied for first with Lehigh (42 points), while the men are fifth with 26 points.
Army landed two All-Patriot League honors after finishing first in a pair of women's events, including a personal-record by Justine Rennekamp in the javelin throw. Rennekamp recorded a throw of 45.04 meters, topping her previous best of 43.04 meters, to break the ECAC standard of 41.40 meters for the fifth time this season.
The women's 4x800-meter relay team, made up of Jennifer Comfort, Katrina Donarski, Elizabeth Moton and Allie Sutherland, also turned in a first-place finish with a time of 8:54.84. The finish in the event was the second time an Army 4x800 squad has surpassed the ECAC standard of 9:16.24.
Lindsay Gabow took All-Patriot League Second Team honors by placing runner-up in the 10,000-meter run, finishing at 35:45.98 to mark her second time hitting the ECAC qualifying standard (37.40.24). Also landing on the second team was Megan Gemar, who tied her season best with a height of 3.70 meters. Friday was Gemar's second time reaching the ECAC standard (3.70 meters) this season.
Hayley Winters equaled her season best with a time of 12.52 in the 100-meter dash prelims to clinch one of the eight qualifying spots in tomorrow's final.
On the men's side, Jose Santana turned in the second-best time in the 100-meter dash prelims, finishing at 10.82 to pass the IC4A standard of 10.85 for the fourth time this year. A pair of Black Knights finished in the top five of the prelims in the 110-meter hurdle event, as Taylor Andrews (14.42) took second and Nick Beavers (14.94) was fifth. Both runners qualified to advance to tomorrow's action, while Andrews bested the IC4A standard (14.85) for the sixth time.
Army's men placed second in the 4x800-meter relay to take All-Patriot League Second Team accolades. Dylan Chamberlen, Nathan Fisher, Joseph Hannigan and Clyde Wilsoncombined for a 7:29.20 finish in the event to mark the second time an Army 4x800-meter relay squad has posted an IC4A standard.
In the pole vault, Army's Christian Mapes came in fourth with a jump of 4.95 meters to break the IC4A barrier for the first time this year. Two Black Knights broke the IC4A standard of 58.70 meters in the men's javelin throw, including Peter Miller (60.50 meters) and Jacob Drozd (60.44 meters), who placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Blake McPherson was sixth with a jump of 58.44 meters.
The Patriot League Track & Field Championships will conclude tomorrow with action beginning at 9:30 a.m.