NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The York College men's track & field squad grabbed fifth-place at the 2011 Mason Dixon Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday at Christopher Newport University. The Spartans totaled 51 points to take fifth out of nine schools.
As has been the case throughout York's indoor portion of their schedule, the Green and White brought down several more school records.
Freshman Tim Hartung established a new program-best time in the 5,000 meters as he clocked a 15:45.55. The rookie's time allowed him to snag fourth-place overall in the event while sophomore Steven Childres collected seventh with a 15:56.45.
Freshman Randolph Patrice added still another new standard as his 52.00 in the 400 meters allotted him fourth.
Andrew Friesema brought down a second distance record as he notched a 4:32.40 in the mile to take seventh overall.
York's 4x400 squad also registered a fresh school record in that event, crossing the finish line in 3:32.89 to break the old mark by six seconds.
In addition to the broken school records, the Spartans had a pair of student-athletes grab second-place finishes at the Mason Dixon Championships. Hurdler Ben Edwards nabbed a runner spot in the 55-meter hurdles with an 8.09 while sophomore Phillip Cavaluchi collected second in the long jump with a 6.46-meter (21' 2.5") leap.
A pair of talented young Spartans, Jerry Bowers and Greg Gray, joined Cavaluchi in the long jump as Bowers took fourth with a 6.42-meter (21' 0.75") bound and Gray grabbed eighth at 6.08 meters (19' 11.5").
Bowers also came in seventh in the triple jump where he posted a 12.48-meter (40' 11.5") total distance.
In the throws, senior Zack Raywood recorded fourth place in the weight throw registering 12.45 meters (40' 10.25"). Austin Dubos snagged seventh in the shot put with a 12.40-meter (40' 8.25") toss.
The Spartans now look turn to the outdoor season. The Green and White open up their home slate on Saturday, March 12, as they host the York Relays.
PHOTO: Tim Hartung competes in a race during York's cross country season. Courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com