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Green and White Nab First at Goucher Classic
TOWSON, MD - The York College men's track & field team secured a 214.5-point win Saturday afternoon at the Goucher College Classic. York topped twelve other schools in attendance while the Spartans recorded 15 top-3 finishes.
York's sprinting core posted a stellar day. The 4x100 team of Gabe Henise (York, Pa./Dallastown), Thomas Kentouris (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Saint Edmund's Prep), Ryan Liggitt (Windsor, Pa./Red Lion), and Darren McKoy (Baltimore, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) picked up yet another victory with a 43.24.
McKoy, the reigning Capital Athletic Conference Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Week, captured his second-consecutive second-place finish in the 100-meter dash with an 11.08. Liggitt followed McKoy in the race with an 11.22 to take third, while Henise came in fourth with an 11.27.
Liggitt secured York's best finish in the 200 meters with a 22.62. McKoy notched another top-five by coming in fourth (23.07) while Henise grabbed fifth (23.15).
Mark Ksiezoploski (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) and Steve Kinnear (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) notched first- and second-place finishes in the pole vault. Ksiezopolski's just bested Kinnear clearing a height of 13' 6" to take the victory.
In the 1500, Ryan Janes (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) captured first with a 4:13.37 while Kevin Love (Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford) came in third (4:16.51).
The 3,000-meter steeplechase belonged to Patrick Lestrange (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional) as he clocked a 10:29.79 to secure the victory.
The 3,000 meters was won by Jason Hinkle (York, Pa./Eastern York) who crossed the line at 9:19.43 while senior Jesse Jaeger (Kingsville, Md./Perry Hall) finished third (9:51.93).
Ben Edward's (Howell, N.J./Howell) notched a pair of second-place finishes in the hurdles events. His 16.01 time in the 110 hurdles was the second fastest while he came in the runner-up spot in the 400 hurdles with a 57.12. Ryan Campbell (Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg) took fifth in the 400 hurdles race with a 1:00.17 time.
In the 800 meters, Danny Bosse (Sykesville, Md./Century) came in fourth (2:02.70) while Bret Kilefner (Stevens, Pa./Cocalico) also notched a fourth-place finish in the 10,000 meters (35:43.92). Bill Horner's (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) 53.72 in the 400 garnered a sixth-place finish in the event.
York also performed exceptionally well in the field events in addition to their stellar pole vault results. Brandon McLaughlin (Cape May Court House, N.J./Wildwood Catholic) came in second in the high jump (6' 2.75") while Jason Kane (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) and Edwards came in second and fourth in the triple jump. Kane notched a 40' 6.75" with Edwards' recording a 38' 8.25" distance. Liggitt took fifth in the long jump (19' 0.75").
Gary Rynier (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) came in fourth in the hammer throw with a 130' 8" toss while he threw a 40' 10.5" shot put. In the javelin, Zack Raywood (Hamilton, N.J./Nottingham) posted a 153' 1" heave in the javelin. The sophomore came in fifth in the discus with a 117' 8" distance.
The Green and White now head into their final meet before the 2009 CAC Championships. The Spartans will head Misericordia University for the Ed Narkiewicz Invitational on Wednesday, April 8, at 4:00 pm.
Photo of Zack Raywood