• West Point celebrates alumni with wreath laying, review

    Retired Col. Richard “Doc” Hesse, USMA Class of 1945 graduate in wheelchair, places a wreath with the help of Class of 2015 Cadet and Cadet First Captain Austin Welch at Sylvanus Thayer’s statue during the Alumni Wreath Laying ceremony Tuesday on the Plain. Staff Sgt. Vito Bryant/USMA PAO

    Less than a week before the Class of 2015 Graduation, West Point was bombarded with more than 400 alumni from the classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955 and 1965 for the Graduation Alumni Wreath Laying ceremony and honoring six distinguished graduates.

    The alumni were treated to a pass and review by the Corps of Cadets, lunch and watched as six alumni received the West Point Association of Graduates Distinguished Graduate Award for 2015.

    The Distinguished Graduates are:

    • Max W. Noah, Class of 1953;

    • Roderic B. Vitty, Class of 1955;

    • John H. Moellering, Class of 1959;

    • William F. Murdy II, Class of 1964;

    • Jodie K. Glore, Class of 1969;

    • Thomas F. Metz, Class of 1971.

    During the wreath ceremony, tradition holds that the oldest West Point graduate lays a wreath at the Sylvanus Thayer’s statue, considered the father of West Point. Read More


  • Men’s 4×400 relay sets academy record in IC4As

    The quartet of senior captain Clyde Wilson (above), Patrick Taylor, Stevyn Spees and Jose Santana ran to a fifth-place finish with a time of 3:08.95 at the ICA Championships in Princeton, New Jersey, Sunday. The time broke an academy record in the 4x400-meter relay (3:09.27) that was previously set in 2000.   Photo by Mady Salvani/Army Athletic Communications

    A new academy record by the Men’s Track and Field 4×400-meter relay squad propelled the Black Knights to a 12th-place finish in the final day of competition at the IC4A Championships in Princeton, New Jersey, Sunday.

    Posting a total of 27 points, the Black Knights tied for 12th with UMBC, besting Patriot League foes Bucknell, Boston University, Holy Cross and Lehigh.

    The quartet of Clyde Wilson, Patrick Taylor, Stevyn Spees and Jose Santana ran to a fifth-place finish with a time of 3:08.95, breaking the previous mark of 3:09.27 set in 2000.

    “The 4×400-meter relay was great today,” head coach Mike Smith said. “Those guys sacrificed some individual glory in pursuit of a team result and they were rewarded with a school record. Read More


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