Army-Navy Star Meet Set For Annapolis

Men's Meet Begins at 11 a.m., Women Start At 2:30 p.m.

Men's Meet Begins at 11 a.m., Women Start At 2:30 p.m.

Jan. 31, 2014

WEST POINT, N.Y.  – The Army track and field teams will compete for its first star of the year as they will travel to Annapolis, Md., where they will go up against academy rival Navy at Wesley A. Brown Field House. The Midshipmen earned their second indoor sweep since 2007 in last season’s Star Meet, as the Black Knights aim for their first indoor dominance since 2008. The men’s competition will begin the day at 11 a.m., with the women’s meet following at 2:30 p.m.

Scoring for both teams will be a 5-3-2-1 sequence for individual events and 5-3 in relays. Field event competitors will advance to the finals provided they have a legal mark in the preliminaries.

The Army women are coming off last year’s 97-84 decision at Gillis Field House, dropping eight consecutive indoor Star Meets to Navy with its most recent win coming in 2005, 92-89 at Gillis Field House. The Midshipmen have swept the season series for five straight years, as the Black Knights won the outdoor Star Meet in 2008 at West Point. Army has fared better at Gillis over the years, winning 7 of 14 Star Meets on its home turf, while Navy leads the all-time indoor series 14-12-1 after last season’s victory. The Midshipmen’s win at the 2013 outdoor Star Meet gave them the edge in all Army-Navy competitions, 27-25-1.

In last year’s star meet, the Army men won seven of the 11 running event, but Navy used a dominant jumping contingent to capture the annual indoor Star Meet, 93-88. The Midshipmen tallied 32 points in four jumping events to edge the Black Knights for the second consecutive year. The Midshipmen, who extended their lead in all indoor Star Meets to 14-12-1, finished 1-2 in three field events on the day which proved to be the difference. Navy earned the two best marks in the long jump, weight throw, triple jump and shot put to combine for a 25-8 advantage en route to a 42-24 lead through all six field events. Conversely, Army had the edge in the running events, 60-55. The Midshipmen pulled ahead in the all-time indoor series, 27-25-2, while all Star Meets, indoor and outdoor, are now even at 69-69-2.

Following this weekend’s meet, the Army track and field team will return to New York City for the Armory Invite on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8. Fans are encouraged to follow Army_TrackXC for information and updates.

Men’s Meet

Time                Event
11:00 a.m.   Weight Throw, Shot Put follows
12:00 pm     Long Jump, Pole Vault
                   Triple Jump follows Long Jump
                   High Jump follows 60m Dash
12:00 p.m.   Mile Run
12:10 p.m.   60m Hurdles
12:20 p.m.   400m Dash
12:30 p.m.   500m Run
12:40 p.m.   60m Dash
12:50 p.m.   800m Run
1:00 p.m.     1000m Run
1:10 p.m.     200m Dash
1:20 p.m.     3000m Run
1:35 p.m.     4x400m Relay
1:45 p.m.     4x800m Relay

Women’s Meet
Time
                Event
2:30p.m.      Pole Vault
                   Weight Throw, Shot Put follows
                   Long Jump, Triple Jump follows                                                                   
3:00 p.m.     Mile
3:10 p.m.     60 Meter Hurdles
3:20 p.m.     400 Meters
3:30 p.m.     500 Meters
3:40 p.m.     60 Meter Dash
3:45 p.m.     High Jump
3:50 p.m.     800 Meters
4:00 p.m.     1000 Meters
4:10 p.m.     200 Meters
4:20 p.m.     3000 Meters
4:35 p.m.     4 x 400 Meter Relay
4:45 p.m.     4 x 800 Meter Relay

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