Army Cadets With Strong Finish at Larry Ellis

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Army West Point men’s track and field team finished day two of the Larry Ellis Invitational with solid performances.

“It seems like it has been winter all spring for our teams but today the sun finally came out and warmed things up and we had some great performances as a result,” said head coach Mike Smith.

“Andre Vaughn had a great day today. His 200m race was a big personal best, his 100m race was very close to his best and he ran a very nice lead off leg on our 4×100 relay. He has quietly climbed his way onto several of our all-time top 10 lists and today was more of him taking care of business.

“Across the board I was happy with our speed power people. The guys in the high jump, Tyrese in the triple jump, and the sprint hurdle guys all looked good and put up some marks that are at or near the top of the Patriot League.

“The 4×4 team was probably the highlight of the meet We have a good group of guys that can run the 4×4 and for various reasons we haven’t really been able to line up the relay the way we would like to do it But today we put the best lineup together and won the race with a season’s best time. We have two weeks until the patriot league meet and the guys are really starting to look good.”

Track Events

* Andre Vaughn placed second in the 100m dash with a time of 10.66. Kedrin Jefferson followed in sixth with his time of 10.80. Tyler Davis finished eighth clocking in at 10.82, and Ben Sims’ time of 10.83 was good for ninth.

* Jefferson finished third in the 200m, clocking in at 21.53 and was followed by Vaughn in fourth at 21.55. Kevin Dyer placed seventh with his time of 21.80.

* Tyrell Maddox timed in at 47.95 in the 400m dash which was good for fifth.

* The 4×100 team placed second overall with a time of 40.54. The team consisted of Vaughn, Sims, Jefferson and Davis.

* Army won the 4×400 clocking in at 3:11.48. The team consisted of Marcus Denham, Drew Bullen, Davis and Maddox.
Field Events

* Jeff Giannettino won the high jump clearing a height of 2.04m. Bryce Samuel finished fifth with his height of 2.04m and Bernard Jenkins seventh with 2.00m.

* Bullen finished eighth in the long jump with a distance of 6.83m.

* Tyrese Bender took third with 14.40m in the triple jump. Bradley Gibson placed eighth with 13.51m.

* Geoff Kirk placed sixth in the shot put with a throw of 15.7.6m

* Kirk also placed third in the discus with a 52.01m toss. Kenneth Brinson placed ninth with his throw 46.76m.

* Brinson threw for 55.83m in the hammer throw which was good for fifth place.

* In the javelin, August Cook cleared a distance of 61.20m which put him in fourth.

Up next, the Cadets take on the historic Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania from April 26-28.

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