Kittle And Wilson Win For Men In PL Championships' Final Day

Jennifer Comfort

Jennifer Comfort

May 3, 2014

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -  Christopher Kittle and Clyde Wilson of the Army men's track & field team each won individual titles in the final day of competition at the Patriot League Championships on Saturday at Navy's Ingram Field. Kittle claimed first in the decathlon, while Wilson won the 800-meter race. The men's 4x400 meter relay squad also came away with a first-place finish.

The Black Knight men placed fourth with 113 points behind Navy (239), Bucknell (176) and Boston University (139.50). Army's women notched a fifth-place finish after collecting 91 points. Boston University took first on the women's side with 203.50 points, followed by Lehigh (140.50), Bucknell (129) and Navy (109).

In the 800-meter run, Wilson topped all finishers with an IC4A-qualifying time of 1:51.68. Kittle was the top competitor in the decathlon, finishing with a final point total of 6,408. Kittle won the 1,500-meter run and 100-meter hurdles portions of the event, while tying for first in the pole vault on Saturday. Matt Green, Jose Santana, Chris Smith and Patrick Taylor made up the men's 4x400-meter relay squad that finished in 3:12.70 to top the eight-team field.

Army's Taylor Andrews turned in the best time by any Black Knight this season in the 100-meter hurdle event, as he finished at 14:31. In the 400-meter hurdles, Smith put forth the top Army performance of the season, clocking a 52.93. Teammate Marcus Phillips took fourth in the event, finishing at 54.21.

Santana was the second-runner-up in the men's 100-meter dash, crossing the finish line at 10.69, while Taylor was third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.22.

Jennifer Comfort turned in the top finish for the Army women on Saturday, as she placed second with a personal best of 4:27.32. Her time was one of three in the event to break the ECAC standard of 4:30.94.

Lindsay Gabow set a personal record of 17:19.23 and came in third in the 5,000-meter run, while Azeezat Olatunde also notched a personal best (45.92 meters) to take third in the discus. Following Olatunde in the discus were teammates Cody Rothschild (5th) and Emily Ezerins (7th).

Army's Rachel King placed fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a season-best time of 11:12.10. Haley Winters joined the group of Black Knights who set personal records on Saturday, as she posted a career-best 12:26 and finished fifth in the 100-meter dash. Also recording a fifth-place finish was Katrina Donarski, who completed the race in a season-best time of 2:13.98.

The Black Knights will return to action on May 16 and 17 to compete in the ECAC/1C4A Championships in Princeton, N.J.

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