Navy's Jeff Wolstenholme and Michael Greene narrowly missed qualifying for the national championships in winning their respective events in the 1986 Navy Invitational men's track and field meet today at the Naval Academy.
Their accomplishments and several others by Midshipmen cheered Academy partisans as George Mason athletes won six events and University of Maryland competitors took three firsts in the non-scoring meet.
Wolstenholme, a senior, ran a solid 2:23.88 in the 1,000 meters, missing the qualifying mark by .88 of a second. Midshipman Michael Greene posted a 1:02.4 mark in the 500-meter run.
Navy's Ed Knapp recorded a throw of 56 feet 1 3/4 inches to ensure a slot in the 35-pound weight throw at the upcoming IC4A championships.
Maryland's Bill Skinner ran an impressive 7.32 in the 55-meter high hurdles to assure himself an IC4A spot as well.
For George Mason, Abdi Bile Abdi won the 800 meters in 1:55.0; Ahmed Ismail won the three-mile in 14:09; Antonio Dobbins took the shot put at 50-9 1/2; Keith Young ruled the long jump at 24-5 3/4; Brian West won the 55-meter dash in 6.52, and Harold Morton won the 400 in 48.96.
Other Maryland victories came in the 1,500, Phillip Lussier running a 3:51.4, and the pole vault, John Finney clearing 15 feet 6.
Georgetown's Michael Regan won the two-mile in 8:54.58.
For Navy, Brian O'Malley won the triple jump, 47-1, and Academy relay units took the distance medley and mile (3:17). Delaware State won the two-mile relay and Robert Ekpete of Mount St. Mary's the pentathlon.