ANNAPOLIS, MD. – The Army West Point women’s outdoor track and field team finished second at the 2022 Patriot League Outdoor Championships. The Black Knights recorded their second most points in 24 years.
MEET 2022 Patriot League
RESULTS: 2nd out of 10
LOCATION: Ingram Field
Emily Fink was named the rookie of the meet after another standout meet. On Friday, Fink set the facility and conference meet record on her way to winning the hammer throw with a personal record toss of 63.60m. Fink was followed by Abigail Green (62.54m) and Emily Mikoud (61.26m) as the Black Knights swept the event. Fink placed third in the shot put with Aysia Salas finishing second.
The throws continued to be dominant on Saturday. Army swept the discus with Karly Parcell winning the event with a 48.47m throw. Kayley Ragazzini and Sophia Dykstra rounded out the podium for the Black Knights. Mikoud (5th) and Barbara Antwi (7th) also scored as the Black Knights secured 30 points which were the most by a team in any event. In all the throws events (discus, hammer, shot put, and javelin) contributed 97 points.
On the oval, Anna Tovkach won the 800m with a time of 2:08.34. She was also a part of the 4x400m relay team – along with Monica Smith, Ever Elegon, and Holli Chapam – that won the event with a time of 3:48.11. The 4x800m relay team – Shayla Bonzelet, Ever Elegon, Quinn Collins, and Tovkach – placed second with a time of 9:01.05.
“Emily Fink was awarded the female rookie of the meet trophy for her win in the hammer and third place finish in the shot. It was a nice reward for her performances this weekend and also recognition of how good her hammer throw really was yesterday. She is now in the top 15 in the NCAA East region which is an extraordinary accomplishment for a young woman who was first introduced to the event in August,” said coach Mike Smith.