Feb. 16, 2013
Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships Central
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships are shaping up for a dramatic Sunday after the Bucknell women and Navy men opened up small leads after Saturday's session at Gillis Field House.
Olivia Massey and Alyssa Cardillo finished 1-2 in the long jump to propel the Bison women to the lead with 50 points. Bucknell is just ahead of Lehigh at 48.33, as E'Lana Lemon earned a victory in the weight throw and the 4 X 800 relay team edged Bucknell for first place to lead the Mountain Hawks.
Navy is in third place with 42 points, led by a 1-2 finish in the high jump for Kristin Smith and Veronica Ffrench. Army is in fourth place with 21.33 points after sophomore Lisa Junta won the 5,000-meter run on Saturday. Holy Cross stands fifth with 14 points, while Lafayette is sixth with 10.33.
The Navy men hold a slightly larger first-place advantage with 54.5 points to 44 for second-place Bucknell. Navy seniors Rand Montermini and Christopher Fowler went 1-2 in the heptathlon, while the Mids also received a victory from Zack Duncavage in the weight throw.
The Bison were led by a 1-2 finish for Kevin Keller and Alex Prieto in the long jump. Three other schools also won events, as Colgate's Chris Johnson finished first in the 5,000-meter run, Lehigh's Adeolu Adesida claimed the high jump and Army finished first in the 4 X 800 relay.
Lehigh holds third place with 33 points, followed by Army (23), American (14), Colgate (10), Holy Cross (4.5) and Lafayette (3).
Six of the 12 winners so far came in as the top-ranked student-athlete or team in the Patriot League this season.
There were multiple IC4A/ECAC marks set on the day, and the highlight came in the men's high jump where Adesida set a Patriot League Championship record with a leap of 2.12 meters. The previous mark of 2.11 meters was set by Army's Jon Pontius and Lafayette's Matt Ruff in 1997.
Saturday's action also included preliminary runs in the men and women's 60-meter dash, 60-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash. Finals in 14 events on both the men and women's sides will be held on Sunday, with the aforementioned trio along with pole vault, triple jump and shot put in the field and the 400, 500, 800, 1,000 and 3,000-meter runs, the mile, the distance medley relay and the 4 X 400 relay to close the event on both sides.
To view results through Saturday and live stats for Sunday, go here. More information is available at Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships Central
1) Navy 54.50
2) Bucknell 44
3) Lehigh 33
4) Army 23
5) American 14
6) Colgate 10
7) Holy Cross 4.50
8) Lafayette 3
1) Bucknell 50
2) Lehigh 48.33
3) Navy 42
4) Army 21.33
5) Holy Cross 14
6) Lafayette 10.33
First-Team: Rand Montermini, Navy (heptathlon); Chris Johnson, Colgate (5,000-meter run); Adeolu Adesida, Lehigh (high jump); Zack Duncavage, Navy (weight throw); Kevin Keller, Bucknell (long jump); Andreas Kellas, Clyde Wilson, Kevin Russell, Nathan Fisher, Army (4 X 800 relay)
Second-Team: Christopher Fowler, Navy (heptathlon); Mark Allen, American (5,000-meter run); Patrick Ciez, Lehigh (high jump); Leonard Joseph, Bucknell (weight throw); Alex Prieto, Bucknell (long jump); Joshua Shaw, Caleb Haney, Joshua Kingsland, Stephen Schroeder, Navy (4 X 800 relay)
First-Team: Brooke Astor, Lehigh (pentathlon); Lisa Junta, Army (5,000-meter run); Kristin Smith, Navy (high jump); E'Lana Lemon, Lehigh (weight throw); Olivia Massey, Bucknell (long jump); Brittany Pietrosh, Lauren Pietrosh, Julia Perry, Jessica Kendzor, Lehigh (4 X 800 relay)
Second-Team: Michaela Read, Bucknell (pentathlon); Brigid Byrne, Navy (5,000-meter run); Veronica Ffrench, Navy (high jump); Rachel Pena, Lafayette (weight throw); Alyssa Cardillo, Bucknell (long jump); Emily Waksmunski, Beth Braunegg, Hana Casalnova, Caroline Tolli, Bucknell (4 X 800 relay)