4x400 Breaks Record as Spartans Open at Dickinson Indoor

4x400 Breaks Record as Spartans Open at Dickinson Indoor

CARLISLE, PA – The York College men’s track & field team opened their 2009-2010 season Saturday at the Dickinson College Holiday Indoor Invitational. The Spartans notched eleven top-three finishes at the meet while establishing a new school indoor record in the 4x400 relay.

That relay record came via the legs of Ben Edwards (Howell, N.J./Howell), Damian Myers (Windsor, Pa./Eastern York), Matthew Marthaler (Flemington, N.J./North Hunterdon), and Jeremy Jacques (York, Pa./Central York) as the squad ran to a 3:38.56 to take second in the event. Edwards was joined by a trio of Spartan newcomers as the group slashed the previous mark of 3:39.36, set on February 16, 2008, by eight tenths-of-a-second.

York’s 4x200 relay team also put in a strong showing. Jacques, Le Von White (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall), Thomas Kentouris (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Saint Edmund’s Prep), and Myers grabbed the runner-up spot with a 1:36.38.

Myers also picked up his first collegiate victory in the 200-meter dash while Jacques finished just behind Myers to take second.

Jacques also nabbed second in the 400 meters, sprinting to a strong 52.83.

Edwards, who finished third in the 400, grabbed yet another second-place for the Spartans. In the 55-meter hurdles, the junior clocked in at 8.31 while senior Ryan Campbell (Stroudsberg, Pa./Stroudsberg) placed third.

In the 55-meter dash, White ran York’s top time of 6.79 followed by Kentouris’ 6.80.

Sophomore Mark Ksiezopolski (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough), who had a great indoor season during his freshman campaign, recorded 13’ 6” in the pole vault as he took second in the event. Freshman Nicholas Paulovich (Toms River, N.J./Toms River East) posted 13’ in his first collegiate meet.

In his final collegiate meet before graduation, senior Jason Kane (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) placed second in the triple jump.

With their first meet securely under their belt, the Spartans now face an extended break. The Green and White return to action on Saturday, February 13, as York travels to Selinsgrove, Pa. for the Susquehanna Indoor Invitational.

RESULTS - courtesy of Dickinson College sports information

Mark Ksiezopolski photo courtesy of Charlie Covell