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Men's Track & Field Defeats Navy in Dual Meet, 102.5-74.5

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 01/08/2011
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Junior Kashif Smith won the 60 and 200 meter dashes as Princeton won 13 of 17 events.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (1/8/11) - The Princeton men's track & field team defeated Navy 102.5-74.5 on Saturday, Jan. 8 in the dual meet at Brown Field House. The Tigers won 13 of the 17 events at the scored meet.

Junior Kashif Smith picked up two wins in the 60 and 200 meter dashes. Smith won the 60 at 7.02, with three Tigers following in second, third and fourth places. Freshman Brian Mills ran a 7.09, junior Ivan Charbonneau ran a 7.13 and sophomore Sebastian Steffen ran a 7.15.

Smith and Steffen had a rare tie in the 200, both finishing at exactly 22.58.

In the 400, sophomore Russell Dinkins earned a victory with a blistering time of 47.95. Navy's Travis Fanning trailed nearly three seconds behind at 51.05. Rookie Kyle O'Neil also earned points for the Tigers in the event, with a fifth-place time of 53.69.

Senior Mike Eddy won the 500-meter dash at 1:03.79 and junior Nilan Schnure was third with a personal best of 1:06.29,

Freshman Peter Callahan won the 800 at 1:51.43, more than three seconds ahead of the second-place competitor of Navy. Also earning points was sophomore Michael Palmisano who placed fourth at 1:56.04.

In the 1,000 senior Kyle Soloff picked up a win for Princeton running the event in 2:28.86. Freshman Michael Williams earned points as the fourth-place runner at 2:37.10.

Junior distance runners Trevor VanAckeren and Brian Leung took first and second in the mile. Van Ackeren ran a 4:11.28 with Leung not far back at 4:11.49.

Freshman Alejandro Arroyo Yamin and junior Joe Stilin picked up points in the 3,000. Yamin crossed the line at 8:28.73 for third place, and Stilin was fourth at 8:28.86.

Earning five points in the 60-meter hurdles was sophomore Richard Sheldon and senior Adam Thayer. Sheldon was second with a time of 8.43, with Thayer running an 8.51 for third place.

Tom Hopkins, Austin Hollimon, Dinkins and Eddy won the 4x400 meter relay at 3:14.07. Navy's A team did not finish while the B team posted a time of 3:28.17.

Mark Amirault, Ricky Kearney, Jason Dzuranin and Tyler King won the distance medley relay at 10:13.79, 34 seconds ahead of Navy.

Princeton's domination continued in the center of the track.

Junior Derek Hynes won the pole vault reaching 4.80 meters, while rookie David Coneway was fourth with a mark of 4.20 meters.

Senior Dion Lehman posted a victory in the long jump with a jump of 7.14 meters, the only jumper to make the 7-meter mark. Teammate Shane Molidor was third reaching a distance of 6.80 meters.

Princeton picked up eight points in the triple jump with freshman Damon McLean winning with a mar of 15.49. Coming off of a win in the long jump, Lehman was second in the triple, reaching 13.36 meters.

Freshmen Omar Jarrett and Brad Pelisek both cleared 1.94 in the high jump to earn 3.50 points.

Junior Patrick Park won the shot put with a throw of 15.23 meters on his first attempt. Senior George Abyad was second with a mark of 14.79 meters. Park and Jake Taylor would earn three points for the Tigers in the weight throw with marks of 13.56 and 12.47, respectively.

Princeton will take a break from competition for finals for two weeks and will return hosting the Princeton Relays on Saturday, Jan. 22. A schedule of events can be found on GoPrincetonTigers.com







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