Spartans Compete at Ursinus Indoor

COLLEGEVILLE, PA – The York College men’s and women’s track & field squads competed in their first indoor meet of the season on Saturday at Ursinus College.
     In the men’s pole vault, the Spartans posted a trio of top-ten finishes. Senior Steve Kinnear and freshman Mark Ksiezopolski each cleared 12’ 11.5” which established new pole vault records. Freshman Kevin Southward finished fifth in the meet in fifth, clearing 11’ 11.75” in his first collegiate pole vault event.
     Brandon McLaughlin provided the Spartans with another field event top-ten finish. The sophomore leapt over 5’10” to capture 10th in the high jump.
     The men’s 4x200 relay team of Thomas Kentouris, Ryan Liggitt, Darren McKoy, and Gabe Henise recorded York’s best track finish of the day. The foursome sprinted to a fourth-place finish courtesy of a program-recording breaking time of 1:35.90.
     Liggitt backed up his relay performance with a top-ten finish of his own in the 200 meters. The senior captured ninth with a time of 23.51, setting a new indoor record.
     On the women’s side, Caitlin Rizzardo took second in the pole vault. The sophomore cleared 9’ 6.25” to secure the runner-up spot.
     Freshman Kate Paczynski leapt over 4’ 7.75” in the high jump to take fourth in the event while junior Melody Parshall notched a tenth-place finish in the 3,000 meter run.
     Both Spartan men’s and women’s teams now embark on a lengthy period between competitions giving them extensive training opportunity. York returns to competition on Saturday, February 7, when they travel to Susquehanna University for the Susquehanna Indoor Invitational. Start time is slated for 10:00 am.


Steve Kinnear photo courtesy of Steve Doemland