Records Fall at Susquehanna Invitational
SELINSGROVE, PA- The York College men’s track and field
team had a solid outing at the Susquehanna Indoor Invitational this
past Saturday. The weekend highlights included winning five events
and breaking six school indoor records – the 4x200, 55m Dash,
Long Jump, Triple Jump, and the 200m Dash.
The Spartans were well represented by junior Ben Edwards (Howell, N.J./ Howell) in the 55 meter hurdles. Edwards was able to take home the top slot in convincing fashion by taking the preliminaries and the finals. With the win, Edwards now officially owns each of the schools’ hurdle records.
Freshman Jerry Bowers (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) came away with a top finish in the Men’s Triple Jump event where he shattered the previous school record by jumping 41’ 4.5”. Bowers also set a personal record in the long jump with a leap of 20’ 9.25”, which was good enough to land him in fourth for that event.
Bowers was not the only freshman making noise on Saturday, as Spartan rookie Phil Cavaluchi (Part Carbon, Pa./ Pottsville) had a huge day. Cavaluchi broke his own school record in the long jump with a bound of 22’ 4.5” to win the event while he and placing 3rd in the 55m Dash (6.80).
Some other notable Spartan performances came from Thomas Kentouris (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Saint Edmund’s Prep) and Damian Myers (Windsor, Pa./Eastern York). Kentouris set a new school record in the 55m dash with a 6.62, on his way to bringing home a first-place finish for the York squad. Myers captured the 200m dash school record, crossing the line at 23.38, a time that landed him in second.
Kentouris, Ryan Liggitt (Windsor, Pa./Red
Lion), Cavaluchi, and Myers combined in the 4x200 relay to
propel the Green and White to a first-place finish in the event as
well as another school record. The crew posted a quick 1:33.69 to
nab both accolades.
“This was a very good showing for us,” Spartan head coach Erick Camodeca said. “It was and always is a competitive meet with a great field of some of the best Division III teams in the region.”
The Green and White will look to continue to build upon their success as they return to Selinsgrove next Friday, February 19, for the Susquehanna Open slated for a 4:00 p.m. start.
RESULTS - courtesy of Susquehanna University
Ben Edwards photo courtesy of Charlie Covell
Article Written by Art Lopez - Sports Information Student Intern