Army Falls to Midshipmen in Outdoor Star Meet

ANNAPOLIS, MD. – The Army women’s track & field team was defeated by rival Navy in the Army-Navy Outdoor Star Meet on Saturday.

The 115-88 victory by the Midshipmen clinched the sweep of the Star Meet after winning the men’s competition earlier in the day. The victories give Navy an 11-9 lead in the Star Series presented by USAA. It is Navy’s fifth consecutive win in the women’s outdoor meet.

For the Black Knights, the day was highlighted by the performance of Calli McMullen, who posted a time of 11.64 in the 100 meter dash and 23.89 in the 200 meter dash.

Head Coach Mike Smith said, “Pretty disappointing outcome today. We knew we would have a hard time winning the meet, but we struggled more than we should have.

“We had some strong events but not enough of them to change the outcome. Calli McMullen was dominant. She just keeps getting better and better.

“Our young throwers were also pretty good out there today. Emily Mikoud and Abigail Green have really adapted well to the demands of collegiate throwing and are going to be major players in this meet for years to come.

“Bonvie Fosam put together a nice series in winning the triple jump. This is the best she has looked all year.

On the whole I thought our team competed well. We were beaten by a better team. We have a month to get ready for the league championship. We will be ready.”

Event Winners:
Women’s Triple Jump: Bonvie Fosam – 12.14m
Women’s 100m Dash: Calli McMullen – 11.64
Women’s 200m Dash: Calli McMullen – 23.94
Women’s 1500m Run: Abby Halbrook – 4:36.76
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase: Samantha Coletti – 12:35.76

Notable Performances:
Women’s Hammer Throw: Abigail Green – 56.12m, Second
Women’s Shot Put: Emily Mikoud – 14.34m, Second
Women’s High Jump: Grace Reinhardt, Olivia Gervan – 1.55m, T-Second
Women’s 400m Hurdles: Lynne Mooradian – 1:01.33, Second
Women’s 800m Run: Haley Watson – 2:11.26, Second
Women’s 1500m Run: Morgan Chewning-Kulick – 4:38.76, Second
Women’s 5000m Run: Shelby Piccinic – 18:05.74, Second

The Black Knights head to Lewisburg, Pa. for the Bison Outdoor Classic on April 13 and 14.

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