March 19, 2011

Spartans Compete at West Chester Golden Ram Invitational

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – Ben Edwards won the 400 hurdles as the York College men's track & field team competed at the West Chester Golden Ram Invitational on Saturday. Altogether the Spartans posted numerous quality results including several top-five finishes.

Edwards, a top performer for the Green and White, was victorious in the 400 hurdles as he clocked a 57.49. That time was over a full second faster than the runner-up result of 58.81.

Andrew Friesema and Jerry Bowers each collected second-place finishes for the Spartans in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the long jump, respectively. Friesema recorded a 10.03.40 in the 3k steeple while Bowers' leap of 20'10.75" allotted him second place in the long jump.

Also in the long jump, Tyler Quill collected a fifth-place result as he is just beginning to learn the event. His jump of 19'11.50" is a tremendous start for the young jumper.

Randolph Patrice continues to display his talent as he posted a 22.70 in the 200. That 22.70 gave him a fifth-place finish.

Zack Raywood provided York with a pair of solid performances in two throwing events. In the hammer, Raywood registered a launch of 120'10" to take ninth while securing 12th in the discus with a 120' toss.

Marcus Bailey and Austin Dubos also had quality throws in the discus. Bailey registered a 117'8" throw while Dubos tossed the discus 114'.

York is slated to travel to nearby Messiah College on Wednesday, March 23. There the Spartans will take on both Messiah and Gettysburg in a tri-meet slated for a 3:30 pm start.

RESULTS

PHOTO: Marcus Bailey throws the discus at the York Relays early this season. Courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com

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