February 4, 2009

Spartans Compete in DuCharme Invitational

CARLISLE, PA – The York College men’s track & field squad sent several student-athletes to compete in the Dickinson College DuCharme Indoor Invitational last Saturday. This was the second indoor meet the Spartans have competed in this season with three more to follow.
    The Spartans’ top finish on the day came from freshman pole-vaulter Mark Ksiezopolski (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough). Ksiezopolski took third in the event as he finished with a height of 13’6.” The freshman also secured the fifth-place spot in the 55-meter hurdles crossing the line at 8.74 seconds.
    In the pole vault, the Green and White placed four Spartans in the top-ten, including Ksiezopolski’s third place finish. Senior Steve Kinnear (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) came in sixth with a height of 12’6” while freshmen Kevin Southward (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Hills) and Ryan Ross (Millersville, Pa./Penn Manor) landed in ninth and tenth, respectively. Southward posted a height of 11’ while Southward cleared the ten-foot barrier.
    Junior Ryan Campbell (Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg) finished just behind Ksiezopolski in the 55-meter hurdles. Campbell crossed the line in 8.97 seconds to claim sixth for the race.
    Freshman Mike Amatuccio (St. James, N.Y./Smithtown East) recorded a 7.18 time in the 55-meter dash and registered a 57.85 time in the 400 meters. Campbell and sophomore Tyler Hickox (Milton, Pa./Milton Area) finished just behind Amatuccio in the 400. Campbell posted a 58.40, a mere 45 hundredths of second in front of Hickox’s 58.85.
    The Spartans return to action this Saturday, February 7, with a trip to Susquehanna University. The indoor invitational is slated to begin at 10:00 am in Selinsgrove, Pa.

MEET RESULTS - courtesy of Dickinson College Sports Information