Boston University Women, Navy Men Claim Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships

PATRIOTLEAGUE.ORG Rosa Moriello had a first and second-place finish to help Boston University win its first Patriot League Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship.
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Rosa Moriello had a first and second-place finish to help Boston University win its first Patriot League Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship.
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Feb. 23, 2014

Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships Central | Results

LEWISBURG, Pa.- The new kid on the block joined an established powerhouse as titlists at the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday at Bucknell's Gerhard Fieldhouse.

Boston University made a grand entrance to the Women's Championship by blowing away the field for its first Patriot League title, while Navy claimed its second straight men's title and third in the last four seasons.

The BU women finished with 210 points to take the top spot, easily in front of second-place Lehigh (130). Bucknell (99.5) edged Navy (99) for third place, with Holy Cross (92), Army (54.50), Lafayette (53), Colgate (19), Loyola (13) and American (10) rounding out the standings.

Navy's win was somewhat closer, as the Mids finished with 201.83 points to top Bucknell (173). The rest of the men's standings featured Army (135.33), Boston University (109), Lehigh (105.50), Holy Cross (25.33) Lafayette (21), Colgate (7) and American (1).

Individual awards on the women's side went to Holy Cross' Stephanie Okpoebo (Track Athlete), Lehigh's Brooke Astor (Field Athlete) and Courtney Avery (Rookie) and Boston University's Robyne Johnson (Coach).

The men's individual awards were won by Boston University's Rich Peters (Track Athlete), Bucknell's Ray Holmes (Field Athlete), Army's Jose Santana (Rookie) and Navy's Stephen Cooksey (Coach).

For more information including the final results, visit Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships Central. Recaps of the winners and final standings from both the men and women's events are included below. A full list of first and second-team All-League recipients will be added soon.


 

 

WOMEN


Boston University earned the team title at its first-ever Patriot League Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship as the Terriers featured six individual winners for the weekend.

The BU women finished with 210 points to take the top spot, easily in front of second-place Lehigh (130). Bucknell (99.5) edged Navy (99) for third place, with Holy Cross (92), Army (54.50), Lafayette (53), Colgate (19), Loyola (13) and American (10) rounding out the standings.

BU's individual winners included Christina Wood (400-meter dash), Monica Adler (mile), Rosa Moriello (3,000-meter run), Michelle Sumner (5,000-meter run), Hannah Wiley (Long Jump) and Tessa Runels (Triple Jump), while the Terriers also won the 4 X 400m relay. Adler (4:43.56) and Moriello (9:38.22) each set meet records in their victory, as did the 4 X 400m relay team (3:49.17). Robyne Johnson was named Patriot League Coach of the Year for leading her team to the title.

Lehigh finished in second place in large part because of an amazing performance from Field Athlete of the Meet Brooke Astor. The senior opened the weekend by winning the pentathlon on Friday, and also won the 60-meter hurdles while setting a meet record time of 8.61 in the prelims. Freshman Courtney Avery was named the Rookie of the Meet after setting a meet record with a mark of 1.75 meters in the high jump. Lehigh's Danielle Albergo (500-meter) and Jessica Kendzor (800-meter) also won races, and the Mountain Hawks claimed the 4 X 800m relay.

Holy Cross had three individual victories, including two in an amazing performance by Track Athlete of the Meet Stephanie Okpoebo. The senior set meet records in winning the 60-meter dash (7.49) and 200-meter dash (24.25), and helped the Crusaders to a competitive fifth-place finish. Caroline Carley won the 1,000-meter run in a meet record time of 2:52.31 and also ran on the Crusaders' winning distance medley relay team.

Other individual winners included Navy's Teronda Brown (shot put), Army's Ashley Zeitvogel (pole vault) and Lafayette's Rachel Pena (weight throw).

The weekend re-wrote the Patriot League Championship record book as top marks were set in the aforementioned eight of 20 events. Astor and Okpoebo etched their name in the history of the event as well. Astor won her third-straight pentathlon and was named Field Athlete of the Meet for the second time while Okpoebo claimed a third-consecutive 60-meter dash and third 200-meter dash title in four years. Kendzor won a third-consecutive 800-meter run, while Carley repeated in the 1,000-meter run.

FINAL STANDINGS
1) Boston University 210
2) Lehigh 130
3) Bucknell 99.5
4) Navy 99
5) Holy Cross 92
6) Army 54.5
7) Lafayette 53
8) Colgate 19
9) Loyola (Md.) 13
10) American 10

MAJOR AWARDS
TRACK ATHLETE OF THE MEET: Stephanie Okpoebo (Holy Cross)
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE MEET: Brooke Astor (Lehigh)
ROOKIE OF THE MEET: Courtney Avery (Lehigh)
COACH OF THE MEET: Robyne Johnson (Boston University)

WOMEN'S ALL-PATRIOT LEAGUE
FIRST-TEAM
Boston University: Hannah Wiley (Long Jump); Tessa Runels (Triple Jump); Michelle Sumner (5,000-meter run); Christina Wood (400-meter dash); Monica Adler (mile); Rosa Moriello (3,000-meter run); Djenne Parris, Janet Mellor, Jade Paul, Toria Levy (4 X 400m relay) Lehigh: Brooke Astor (Pentathlon and 60-meter hurdles); Courtney Avery (High Jump); Danielle Albergo (500-meter dash); Jessica Kendzor (800-meter run); Jessica Kendzor, Ingrid Simon, Victoria Mullane, Amanda Ruschel (4 X 800m relay)
Navy: Teronda Brown (Shot Put)
Holy Cross: Stephanie Okpoebo (60-meter and 200-meter dash); Caroline Carley (1,000-meter run); Caroline Carley, Lauren Bellerose, Abigail Mitchell, Catherine Gildea (Distance Medley Relay)
Army: Ashley Zeitvogel (Pole Vault)
Lafayette: Rachel Pena (Weight Throw)

SECOND-TEAM
Boston University: Gemma Acheampong (60-meter dash); Christina Wood (200-meter dash); Carolyn Maynard (400-meter dash); Jade Paul (500-meter dash); Rosa Moriello (mile); Monica Adler (3,000-meter run)
Lehigh: Brooke Astor (Long Jump)
Bucknell: Hana Casalnova (800-meter run); Emily Waksmunski (1,000-meter run); Emily Waksmunski, Kylie Pearse, Seline Tan-Torres, Hana Casalnova (4 X 800m relay); Jess Bridle, Jenn Silvestri, Allison Sharkey, Jennifer Zymet (4 X 400m relay)
Navy: Hali McFadgen (60-meter hurdles); Vernoica Ffrench (High Jump); Crystan Mclymore (Triple Jump); Lauren Allam (Shot Put)
Holy Cross: Sarah Dahlstrom (Pentathlon)
Army: Amy Slaughter (Weight Throw); Katrina Mecklenburg, Samantha Reid, Allie Sutherland, Rachel King (Distance Medley Relay)
Loyola: Keira Harrison (5,000-meter run)
Lafayette: Elise Buffinton (Pole Vault)

MEN
Navy won the Patriot League Men's Indoor Track and Field Championship for the second straight season and third in the last four years by using its depth to score 201.83 points to finish nearly 30 ahead of host Bucknell (173) on Sunday at Gerhard Fieldhouse.

The rest of the men's standings featured Army (135.33), Boston University (109), Lehigh (105.50), Holy Cross (25.33) Lafayette (21), Colgate (7) and American (1).

The Mids won their sixth title overall, all coming in the last 11 years, despite fielding only four winners for the weekend. Zack Duncavage won the shot put, Jiles Maness led four Mids at the top of the pole vault standings, Jordan Sartor-Francis claimed the 200-meter dash and the Mids won the distance medley relay. Navy also had seven second-place finishes to pad its point total. Stephen Cooksey was named Patriot League Coach of the Year for the sixth time in leading the Mids to the title.

Bucknell placed second with a pair of winners as Christian Lupica claimed the 60-meter hurdles and Ray Holmes won both the long jump and triple jump to be named Field Athlete of the Meet.

Army's third-place finish was spurred by a host of award winners, including Jose Santana in the 60-meter dash and 400-meter dash to win the Rookie of the Meet honor. Chris Smith (500-meter dash), Clyde Wilson (800-meter run) and the 4 X 400 and 4 X 800m relay teams all won as well as the Black Knights claimed six victories on the track in addition to Christopher Kittle's victory in the heptathlon on Saturday.

Rich Peters was named Track Athlete of the Meet for winning both the 1,000-meter run and the mile for Boston University, while Lehigh's Tyler Mueller was also a double winner claiming the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter run. Both schools also had previous winners on Saturday as BU's Reuben Horace claimed the weight throw and Lehigh's Adeolu Adesida won the high jump.

It was a memorable weekend as a host of meet records went down. Santana set the mark in the 60-meter dash (6.77), Sartor-Francis in the 200-meter (21.68), Wilson in the 800-meter (1:51.99) and Lupica in the 60-meter hurdles (7.82). Wilson, Adesida and Holmes (triple jump) were repeat winners, while Duncavage won the shot put after claiming the weight throw last year.

FINAL STANDINGS
1) Navy 201.83
2) Bucknell 173
3) Army 135.33
4) Boston U. 109
5) Lehigh 105.5
6) Holy Cross 25.33
7) Lafayette 21
8) Colgate 7
9) American 1

MAJOR AWARDS
TRACK ATHLETE OF THE MEET: Rich Peters (Boston University)
FIELD ATHLETE OF THE MEET: Ray Holmes (Bucknell)
ROOKIE OF THE MEET: Jose Santana (Army)
COACH OF THE MEET: Stephen Cooksey (Navy)

MEN'S ALL-PATRIOT LEAGUE
FIRST-TEAM
Navy: Jordan Sartor-Francis (200-meter dash); Jiles Maness (Pole Vault); Zachary Duncavage (Shot Put); Roberto Swersky, Max Dunn, Nicholas Palermo, Sean Rynning (Distance Medley Relay)
Bucknell: Ray Holmes (Long Jump and Triple Jump); Christian Lupica (60-meter hurdles)
Army: Jose Santana (60-meter and 400-meter dash); Chris Smith (500-meter dash); Clyde Wilson (800-meter run); Christopher Kittle (Heptathlon); Nathan Fisher, Clyde Wilson, Ian MacPherson, Dylan Chamberlen (4 X 800m relay); Jose Santana, Chris Smith, Xavier Moss, Clyde Wilson (4 X 400m relay)
Boston University: Rich Peters (1,000-meter run and Mile); Reuben Horace (Weight Throw)
Lehigh: Adeolu Adesida (High Jump); Tyler Mueller (3,000-meter run and 5,000-meter run)

SECOND-TEAM
Navy: Jordan Sartor-Francis (60-meter dash); Austin Batiste (400-meter dash); Nicholas Palermo (1,000-meter run); Sean Rynning (Mile); Stephen Schroeder (3,000-meter run); Mark Vetere (Pole Vault); Zachary Duncavage (Weight Throw)
Bucknell: Michael Johnson (800-meter run); Kevin Tapper (Triple Jump); Jack Fellows (Shot Put); Dennis Logan, Michael Johnson, Alex Jagelsky, John Westwood (4 X 800m relay); Anthony Menza, Jacob Eaton Hall, Christian Lupica, Kevin Tapper (4 X 400m relay)
Army: Stevyn Spees (500-meter dash); Taylor Andrews (60-meter hurdles)
Boston University: Connor Sullivan (High Jump); Matti Groll, Ethan Homan, Stuart Ross, Ben Ravetz (Distance Medley Relay)
Lehigh: Martin Otieno (200-meter dash); Derek Gaul (Long Jump), Ryan Mahalsky (5,000-meter run)
Lafayette: Chris Castello (Heptathlon)