March 5, 2016
BOSTON, Mass. – Navy men’s track and field sophomore Tyler Russell (Fort Collins, Colo.) garnered All-East honors in the high jump on Day Two of the IC4A Championship on Saturday at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center.
“Tyler [Russell] continues to improve meet after meet and hopefully his indoor success can transfer over to our outdoor season,” Navy head coach Stephen Cooksey said. “With some guys resting for the beginning of outdoor season, it was good to see some of the performances we had on the track. Hopefully they can finish the indoor season on a high note.”
Russell placed second overall in the high jump, leaping over the bar at 6ft-10.25in (2.09m). Finishing in the top eight of the event, the sophomore high jumper recorded his second-straight All-East laurel. Russell’s podium finish was six spots better than last season’s finish (8th).
Sophomore John Campbell (Amarillo, Texas) placed one spot shy of an All-East finish, recording a ninth-place weight throw of 57ft-9in (17.60m). Teammate Billy Grammer (Heber Springs, Ark.) finished 14th with a throw of 51ft-6.5in (15.71m).
On the track, freshman Kordell Williams (Upper Marlboro, Md.) qualified through both the preliminaries and semifinal races to compete in Sunday’s final of the 60-meter hurdles. Williams placed fourth in the preliminaries, clocking in at 8.19 and then recorded an 8.11 mark in the semifinals for seventh place.
Senior sprinter Austin Batiste (Long Beach, Calif.) qualified for the 400-meter dash finals, placing sixth with a time of 47.53. Batiste aims for his second-straight All-East honor in the event. Sophomore Devin Enslen (Alamogordo, N.M.) qualified for the 200-meter dash finals on Sunday, crossing the finish line in sixth in the preliminaries at 21.66.
Along with the three sprinters and relay team, Navy will have eight field athletes (4, pole vault, 3 shot put and 1 triple jump) competing on Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with the triple jump and shot put. Junior Griffie Loy (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) will look to defend his individual title in the shot put.