More Records Doused at Susquehanna Open

More Records Doused at Susquehanna Open

SELINSGROVE, PA – The York College men’s track & field squad posted yet another exceptional indoor performance at Friday’s Susquehanna Open. The Spartans dashed a pair of school records and registered eight top-five finishes.

The talented Green and White 4x200 crew grabbed a second-place finish in addition to setting a new program-best. Thomas Kentouris (Belle Harbor, N.Y./Saint Edmund's Prep), Darren McKoy (Baltimore, Md./Mount Saint Joseph), Ryan Liggitt (Windsor, Pa./Red Lion), and Damian Myers (Windsor, Pa./Eastern York) combined to post a 1:33.49.

Senior distance runner Jason Hinkle (York, Pa./Eastern York) added York’s second school record of the evening. In the 5,000 meters, Hinkle ran to a 16:15.07, besting the previous low by nearly 30 seconds, good for a fourth-place finish.

In addition to the Spartans runner-up spot in the 4x200, the Green and White picked up four more second-place finishes. Ben Edwards (Howell, N.J./Howell) continues his outstanding 2010 campaign as he took second in the 55-meter hurdles with a quick 8.17. Kentouris, the lead leg in the 4x2, garnered a second-place nod in the 55-meter dash as he has made a huge splash to begin the year.

The Spartans’ other two seconds came via field events – high jump and pole vault. Brandon McLaughlin (Cape May Court House, N.J./Wildwood Catholic) leapt 6’ 2” to capture the second spot while freshman Nick Paulovich (Toms River, N.J./Toms River East) registered a tie for second with a 12” 11.5” height in the pole vault.

The long jump, which is quickly turning into one of York’s strongest events, saw a pair of Spartans capture top-fives. Phil Cavaluchi (Port Carbon, Pa./Pottsville Area), who continues to post impressive numbers in just his rookie campaign, leapt 21’ 10” to take third while prep teammate Jerry Bowers (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) tied for fifth with a 21’ 1.5” bound. Bowers also added a seventh-place finish for the Green and White with a 41’ 2.25” distance in the triple jump.

In the 200-meter dash, Myers raced to a fifth-place spot with a 23.39 while Liggitt and Kentouris took seventh and ninth, respectively. The trio also posted three top-tens in the 55 meters as, in addition to Kentouris’ second, Myers came in seventh and Liggitt in eighth.

Edwards nabbed seventh in the 400, while Daniel Bosenbark (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg Area Senior) tied for ninth in the high jump.

The Green and White return to action on March 5 when they travel to the University of North Florida for the two-day Spring Break Open. The event will be the Spartans first outdoor meet of the season.

RESULTS - courtesy of Susquehanna University sports information

Photo: Darren McKoy