Presser Highlights Day 1 of the Athletics NCAA East Prelims

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Navy track and field team completed day one of the NCAA East Preliminaries at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, Indiana. sophomore Braden Presser (Liberty, Mo.) holed his ticket to the NCAA Outdoor Championship in Eugene, Ore. with a sixth place in the javelin throw.

In his second NCAA East Preliminaries, Presser recorded a distance of 72.17 m (236-09) to advance to the championship. The top 12 advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships and Presser drove away with a performance in sixth place. The distance was the third best in Navy history and the second best for sophomore this year.

“Braden competed great and did what he had to do,” Director of Navy Track and Field / Cross Country Jamie Cook said after the meeting. “He was very consistent. He started great with a great throw on his first. He improved on his second which was all he really had to do. Great job of him dealing with the competition and the conditions. For Braden, a great achievement to reach the Nationals.”

In the 110m hurdles are the mids Brahmir Vick (Middletown, Delaware) qualified for Friday’s quarterfinals with a time of 13.83 (1.2). The time was the third best for Vick and the team that season while ranking fifth in Navy history. The top three finishers in each heat advanced to the quarterfinals, with the next six best performances advancing. Vick did not claim an automatic qualifying benefit; However, his time was three-thousandths of a second faster than the seventh-best remaining time, lifting the runner-up into the 110m hurdles quarterfinals on Friday, May 27 at 18:15

“Brahmir put in a pretty good race,” added Cook. “He got the last qualifying spot which is good. Hopefully on Friday he can race clean and do what he has to do. He fought pretty well. Everyone fought well. It’s a tough meet. We had great ones years and it’s a great experience for all of them. I’m really proud of them.”

“We knew it was going to be a high-level competition. Our boys did very well. I’m really proud of her. Braden made it and Brahmir made it through to the next round and some guys just missed out and applaud the effort after such a great year. It’s been great for these guys to get this far.

Marine started the day with Joshua Boomah (San Diego, California) in the hammer throw. The runner-up won his flight by a distance of 63.18 m (207-03), which was the 10th best performance in program history.

The Long Jump Saw Caden Dailey (Centreville, Virginia) made his first appearance in the NCAA East Preliminaries. The junior clocked a distance of 7.01m (23-00.00) (-2.8) to finish in the top 10 of his flight.

Hayden Fox (Pittsburgh, Pa.) joined Presser in the javelin throw on the first day of competition. Fox had his best throw on his last attempt, finishing with a distance of 64.47 m (211-06). The shot was the sixth-best shot of the season for the senior national team captain.

in pole vault, Karl Crispy (Staten Island, NY) and Wanderer Rudisaile (Marion, Texas) competed in the NCAA East prelims for the first time in their Navy careers. Rudisaile overcame his opening height on his first attempt while registering a mark of 5.04m (16-06.50) on his second attempt. The sophomore failed to climb the next height (17 ft.), ending his time at the Regionals. Crispi overcame 4.89m (16-00.50) on his first attempt, but didn’t progress any further.

Senior team captains also competed in their first NCAA East Prelims Sean Casey (Vienna, Virginia) and Junior Alex Rizzo (Bronxville, NY). The duo finished fifth in their respective heats. Rizzo set a time of 1:50.58 while Casey crossed the finish line in 1:51.85.

The Navy continues competition in the preliminary rounds of the 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field East at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday, May 27. Cole Bailey (Yukon, Oklahoma) is scheduled to compete in the high jump (2:30 p.m.) while Vick continues his NCAA 110m hurdles run (6:15 p.m.).

Saturday’s Navy women’s competition begins with Taylor Buchanan (Columbia, SC) and Hannah Lowenstein (Pompano Beach, Fla.) competing in the high jump at 2:30 p.m. Ellie Abraham (Brookings, SD) and Winter Boese (Clark, Colo.) close out the day for the Midshipmen in the 3,000m steeplechase at 5:40 p.m

Free live video and live scores will be available throughout the meeting.

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