Three from T&F Garner USTFCCCA All-Region Honors
The Army West Point Men’s and Women’s Track had three members earn U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) 2021 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field All-Northeast honors, the organization announced June 4. August Cook was named the men's field athlete of the year, Emily Mikoud was tabbed the women's field athlete of the year and Angelo Posillico was named the men's assistant coach of the year.
Cook set a meet record in the javelin of 75.20m (246-9) at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships. Two weeks later, Cook won the event title at the IC4A Outdoor Championships with another heave of 71.00m (232-11) or better. For the third time in his career, Cook punched a ticket to the NCAA outdoor championships.
“August is no stranger to success, and he continues to raise the standard of excellence for our program,” head coach Mike Smith said. “This is his second regional award and probably his most dominating season ever. The javelin is only contested outdoors, and it is difficult to compete in the event at every meet because of the extreme demands placed on the body. So, javelin throwers are often overlooked when compared to other track and field athletes that compete often and in multiple events. August's competitive dominance during the regular season and the significance of his winning throw at the Patriot League meet (2.5 meters farther than his previous school record, made him an easy choice for the regional award. He is one of the most dominating performers to ever come through our program and there have been some good men and women on this team in the past. Last weekend August qualified for his third NCAA championship appearance in as many attempts. There is only one other Army athlete to have qualified for the NCAA championships in every year of eligibility and that was Curt Alitz who qualified for the meet in 1975-1978. August is not finished yet and I look forward to seeing what he can do next week in Eugene.” Read more.