Patriot League Announces 2007 Men's Outdoor Track and Field All-League Teams

Brandon Lewis of Army

May 8, 2007

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (May 8, 2007) -- The U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Military Academy placed 14 and 13 student-athletes on the 2007 All-Patriot League Teams following the conclusion of this year's Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

The First-Team All-Patriot League squad is comprised of the first-place finishers in each event (individual and relay), while the Second-Team All-Patriot League squad is comprised of the second-place finishers in each event.

Each of the eight Patriot league schools was represented on the All-Patriot League squads. Bucknell had 10 representatives, followed by Lehigh (7) and American (7), while Colgate, Holy Cross and Lafayette each had one representative.

The four members of American's 4x800-meter relay squad - Dustin Emrani, Alex Caudana, Brian McCabe and Steve Hallinan each earned First-Team honors. This marked the sixth consecutive year that the Eagles have won this event. Emrani also earned recognition for his victory in the 800 meters, an event he also won in 2005.

Meanwhile, Army's Brandon Lewis won his second consecutive Patriot league decathlon crown in 2007 with a record-setting score of 6,661. Rudy Mejia also repeated his winning performance in the long jump, while Stephan Zhang won his first Patriot League title in the triple jump. Robert Stovall, who also won the 100 meters, joined Justin Kelso, Dave Libert, and Adrian Perkins on the Patriot League champion 4x100-meter relay team.

Bucknell had five individual champions at this year's Patriot League Championship. Joshua Kaehler, the Field Athlete of the Meet, won his second successive javelin title, while Tyler Hoffman (hammer throw), Matthew Forys (10,000m), David Mante (pole vault) and Kevin MacLeod (400m hurdles) collected their first Patriot League titles.

Michael Hanlon of Colgate won his second individual outdoor track and field title with a victory in the 5,000 meters. Hanlon captured the 10,000 meters two years ago.

Lehigh's Sean Swift was the winner of the steeplechase, the first Mountain Hawk to win that event at a Patriot League Championship.

Navy collected a half dozen individual titles and also won the men's 4x400-meter relay at this year's Patriot League Championship. The Patriot League Track Athlete of the Meet, Paul Harris won the 200 and 400 meters, as well as running on the triumphant 4x400-meter relay. A year ago, Harris won the 800-meter Patriot League title. Other individual champions from Navy include Andre Barber (discus), Ronald Belany (110m hurdles), Darryl Hunter (shot put) and Stephen White (pole vault), while Cameron Lindsay, Craig Meekins and William Ricks received First-Team recognition as part of the winning 4x400-meter relay.

Most of the Patriot League institutions will compete at the three-day IC4A Championship, which begins, Fri., May 11 in Princeton, N.J.

Men's First-Team All-Patriot League
Dustin Emrani, American (800m, 4x800m relay)
Brendan Fennell, American (1,500m)
Alex Caudana, American (4x800m relay)
Brian McCabe, American (4x800m relay)
Steve Hallinan, American (4x800m relay)

Justin Kelso, Army (4x100m relay)
Brandon Lewis, Army (decathlon)
Dave Libert, Army (4x100m relay)
Rudy Mejia, Army (long jump)
Adrian Perkins, Army (4x100m relay)
Robert Stovall, Army (100m, 4x100m relay)
Stephen Zhang, Army (triple jump)

Matthew Forys, Bucknell (10,000m)
Tyler Hoffman, Bucknell (hammer throw)
Joshua Kaehler, Bucknell (javelin throw)
Kevin MacLeod, Bucknell (400m hurdles)
David Mante, Bucknell (pole vault)

Michael Hanlon, Colgate (5,000m)

Sean Swift, Lehigh (steeplechase)

Andre Barber, Navy (discus)
Ronald Belany, Navy (110m hurdles)
Paul Harris, Navy (200m, 400m, 4x400m relay)
Darryl Hunter, Navy (Shot Put)
Cameron Lindsay, Navy (4x400m relay)
Craig Meekins, Navy (4x400m relay)
William Ricks, Navy (4x400m relay)
Stephen White, Navy (high jump)

Men's Second-Team All-Patriot League
Brendan Fennell, American (5,000m)
Steve Hallinan, American (1,500m)

Daniel Braud, Army (4x400m relay)
Kevin Filer, Army (hammer throw)
David Frehulfer, Army (4x400m relay)
Justin Kelso, Army (100m, 4x400m relay)
Gavin McMahon, Army (pole vault)
Adrian Perkins, Army (200m, 4x400m relay)

Kyle Anthony, Bucknell (triple jump, long jump)
Wallace Campbell, Bucknell (10,000m)
Matthew Forys, Bucknell (steeplechase)
Kerry Boyle, Bucknell (400m)
Ryan White, Bucknell (decathlon)

Nathaniel Couture, Holy Cross (javelin throw)

Sifiso Takirambudde, Lafayette (110m hurdles)

David Falk, Lehigh (4x100m relay)
Greg Horn, Lehigh (400m hurdles)
Franklin Johnson, Lehigh (4x100m relay)
Nicholas Ray, Lehigh (shot put)
Brian Voorhis, Lehigh (4x100m relay)
C. Austin Wade, Lehigh (4x100m relay)

Lucas Burke, Navy (4x800m relay)
Jeff Sarchione, Navy (4x800m relay)
Cole Herron, Navy (high jump)
Darryl Hunter, Navy (discus)
Ben Kozy , Navy (4x800m relay)
Craig Meekins, Navy (800m, 4x800m relay)