April 24, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army track and field will wrap up its final competition of the regular season when it travels to the nation’s oldest and largest track competition, the Penn Relays. The three-day meet begins Thursday morning and will conclude on Saturday evening at Philadelphia’s Franklin Field with more than 15,000 athletes competing in over 300 events.
Army will compete in 10 events on Day 1 beginning with the women’s high jump Eastern Division. Senior McKenzie Majchrzak, who recorded her career-high mark of 1.73 meters at the 2010 Penn Relays, will kick off the competition for the Black Knights at 10 a.m. The women’s distance medley relay unit will be Army’s first track entrants of the week. The women’s DMR is slated for 5:25 p.m., on Thursday evening.
For the full schedule of events that Army will be competing in, see the Black Knight-specific page HERE. Results and live video from the Penn Relays can be viewed at PennRelaysOnline.com.
Army has historically performed well at the Penn Relays, setting a combined seven Academy records, including the men’s 4x400-meter relay established at the 2000 meet. Senior Mary Prakel is the lone Black Knight to shatter in Army standard this outdoor season, setting the program’s 3,000-meter steeplechase record at Navy on April 6.
Army will also look to add names to its growing list of ECAC and IC4A Championship qualifiers with just two weeks left before those regional meets. Seven individual women have punched their tickets to the ECACs, while 19 individual men and a pair of relay units have earned IC4A-qualifying marks in 15 events.
Seniors Scott Geary (hammer, discus) and Kyler Martin (110-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles) and junior Ricardo Galindo (5,000-meter run, 10,000-meter run) have each earned qualifying marks in multiple events.
Following its trip to the Penn Relays, Army will prepare for the 2013 Patriot League Outdoor Championships which are set for May 3-4 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. The Black Knight men placed third at the indoor conference meet while the women claimed fourth.