May 10, 2013
PRINCETON, N.J. - Army track and field opened the first day of competition at the IC4A and ECAC Championships on Friday with a bang as junior Ricardo Galindo claimed his first career individual title. Galindo captured the 10,000-meter run title in what was the day's final track event at Princeton's Weaver Stadium.
Galindo bested a field of 29 by snapping the tape in 30:11.56 to become Army's first individual champion at the outdoor IC4As since All-American Domonick Sylve won back-to-back 110-meter hurdles titles in 2010 and 2011. Galindo, who qualified for the 10,000m for the second consecutive season, ranks 57th in the NCAA East Region in the event.
Classmate Kendall Ward also ran in the 10K on Friday night, finishing in 31:11.50 for 12th place.
Rounding out the men's performances on Day 1 was seniors Mark Castelli and Dan Jester in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Castelli captured ninth place with a time of 9:02.85, while Jester finished 26th by crossing the line in 9:29.26.
Two Army women competed on Friday. Senior tri-captain Mary Prakel finished 22nd in the steeplechase (11:24.34), while junior Azeezat Olatunde placed 20th in the discus with a toss of 42.09 meters.
Army's day begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow with the hammer throw. For the full schedule of events Black Knights are slated to compete in, see below.
Scott Geary, Nick Snoad - 10 a.m. - Trials & Final
IC4A 4x100-Meter Relay
Army men - 10:30 a.m. - Trials
IC4A 1,500-Meter Run
Kevin Russell - 10:50 a.m. - Trials
IC4A 110-Meter Hurdles
Kyler Martin, Thomas Ryan, Taylor Andrews, James Holland - 11:15 a.m. - Trials
IC4A 100-Meter Dash
Jason Wilkes - 11:35 a.m. - Trials
Bonny Bradway, Nicole Miller - noon - Trials & Final
IC4A 400-Meter Run
Patrick Taylor - noon - Trials
IC4A 800-Meter Run
Clyde Wilson - 12:20 p.m. - Trials
IC4A 400-Meter Hurdles
Kyler Martin, Chris Smith - 12:35 p.m. - Trials
IC4A 4x800-Meter Relay
Army men - 1:20 p.m. - Trials
IC4A 4x400-Meter Relay
Army men - 1:45 p.m. - Trials
ECAC Pole Vault
Megan Gemar - 3 p.m. - Finals
Scott Geary, Shane Jones - 3 p.m. - Trials & Final
ECAC 4x800-Meter Relay
Army women - 5:45 p.m. - Trials
ECAC 4x400-Meter Relay
Army women - 6 p.m. - Trials