February 22, 2009

Spartans Conclude Indoor Season with Susquehanna Open

SELINSGROVE, PA – The York College men’s track & field team competed in their final indoor meet of the year Saturday afternoon at the Susquehanna Open. The Green and White posted five individual top-ten finishes during the meet.
    York’s top individual finish came from senior jumper Jason Kane (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) in the triple jump. Kane’s used a trio of bounds equating to 40’ 2.25” to take seventh in the event.
    Steve Kinnear (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) and Mark Ksiezopolski (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough), the Spartans’ top two pole-vaulters, tied for ninth as each posted a height of 12’ 11.5” in their signature event.
    York’s ninth-place trend spilled over into the distance events as both Ryan James (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) and Bret Kilefner (Stevens, Pa./Cocalico) came in ninth in their respective events. James’ grabbed the ninth spot in the one-mile run with a time of 4:38.57 before Kilefner registered a 16:58.92 in the 5,000 meters to take ninth.
    Joining Janes with a quality time in the one-mile, Kevin Love (Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford) finished eleventh with a 4:40.39.
    The Green and White’s 4x200 relay squad notched the Spartans’ best overall finish of the meet, taking fourth in the event with a time of 1:35.44. The 4x800 crew later posted an 8:27.38 to take seventh.
    In the 55-meter hurdles, Ben Edwards (Howell, N.J./Howell) took eleventh with a time of 8.42 while Darren McKoy (Baltimore, Md./Mount Saint Joseph) recorded York’s best time in the 55-meter dash with a 6.81. Teammates Gabe Henise (York, Pa./Dallastown) and Danny Toula (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) tied for 16th in the event as each recorded a 6.85 time. Jason Hinkle (York, Pa./Eastern York) grabbed 12th in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:30.46.
    Ryan Liggitt (Windsor, Pa./Red Lion) captured a 12th in the long jump with a distance of 19’ 2.5” while senior thrower Gary Rynier (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) took 13th with a 41’ 8.75” in the weight throw.
    The Susquehanna Open concludes York’s indoor schedule as the Spartans’ now set their sights on the outdoor season. The Green and White are set to travel to Jacksonville, Fla. during the College’s winter break to compete in the Spring Break Open at the University of North Florida.
   
COMPLETE MEET RESULTS - courtesy of Susquehanna University Sports Information

Photo of senior pole-vaulter Steve Kinnear