Navy Continues Win Streak by Topping Army in Annual Dual Meet

Photo Courtesy: Navy Athletics

By Jason Tillotson. 

During this time of year, most collegiate teams have wrapped up their mid-season invitational meets while the annual Army-Navy meet got underway today in Annapolis, Maryland.

This year the meet was hosted at the U.S. Naval Academy and featured NBC’s Rowdy Gaines on the mic as live commentator. Coming into the meet both Navy squads are 7-0 while Army came in 2-1. The Navy women’s team has defeated Army each time they’ve competed head to head for the last 28 years. The Navy men have done the same for the past 26 seasons.

This year Navy won both the men’s and women’s meet. The men were able to topple Army 209.5-90.5 while the women bested Army 223-77.

The Navy women won all 16 total events in tonight’s competition while taking many 1-2-3 sweep finishes as well. The Navy men won 13 out of 16 total races, including the diving events.

The Navy women had some impressive performances tonight including in the 1,000 freestyle with Jenny Smith posting the only sub-10:00 time in 9:58.90. Navy’s Delaney Walz dipped under the two-minute mark in the 200 butterfly as she turned in a 1:58.89. Walz went on to lead a Navy sweep of the 100 butterfly event with her time of 54.75. Kelly Harrington and Lauren Greenberg tied for second in 55.57.

The men’s meet saw some swift times as well with the Army’s Johnny Ellery posting a 1:45.15 in the 200 butterfly, which placed him about a second and a half ahead of Navy’s Micah Oh, who swam a 1:46.81. Ellery also picked up a win in the 100 distance with his time of 47.91. Fellow Army swimmer Kevin Doo was right behind in 47.95.

Army was able to nab another win in the 200 IM with Peter Mikheyev touching first well ahead of the competition in 1:46.40.

For complete results of the meet, click here.

The Army and Navy swimming and diving squads will have a rematch during the 2018 Patriot League Conference Championships this February in Annapolis, MD.

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  1. Tim Lecrone

    Angela Pease Weston 😆

Author: Jason Tillotson

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Jason Tillotson is a junior at American University where he is majoring in Foreign Language Communication with a minor in Marketing. He is also a coach for Nation's Capital Swim Club.

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