DURHAM, NC - The York College men’s track and field team gained a fantastic experience Friday and Saturday, as they competed in the Duke Invitational in Durham, NC.
The Spartans went up against some of the best track and field athletes on the east coast. Athletes from several Atlantic Coast Conference schools including Duke, North Carolina, Maryland, and Wake Forest competed at the invitational along with other well-known institutions such as Kent State and Miami (OH).
Senior Nate Krotzer (Wrightsville, Pa./Eastern York) posted the Spartans best finish coming in ninth in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 2.75 inches.
Freshman thrower Zack Raywood (Hamilton, N.J./Nottingham), one of the Spartans top young athletes, grabbed 20th in the javelin with a throw of 157 feet, seven inches. Raywood then took 29th in the discus with a distance of 112 feet.
Junior thrower Gary Rynier (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) performed well, finishing 23rd in the hammer throw with a toss of 141 feet, ten inches, while taking 27th in the shot put with a distance of 36 feet, 11.25 inches.
In the 200 meter dash, Ryan Liggitt (Windsor, Pa./Red Lion) finished 17th in the developmental group with a time of 23.20 seconds. Liggitt then came in 35th out of 64 runners in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.53 seconds.
Jesse Jaeger (Kingsville, Md./Perry Hall) crossed the line at 10:02.61 in the 3000 meter steeplechase, good for 25th. Ryan Campbell (Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg) placed 31st in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.15 seconds.
The Spartans next travel to Grantham, PA next Saturday, April 12, for the Messiah Invitational which begins at 9:00 am.