April 9, 2011

Spartans Get Final Tune-Up at Messiah Invitational

GRANTHAM, Pa. – The York College men's track & field squad competed at the Messiah College Falcon Invitational in nearby Grantham, Pa. on Saturday. In their final meet before next Saturday's Capital Athletic Conference Championships, the Spartans, who used the meet as a tune-up event, placed 12th out of 16 teams with 31.5 points.

York's top finish on the day came courtesy of newcomer Zach Rogers. The lengthy Rogers leapt to a second-place finish in the high jump as he posted a 6' result.

In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Joseph Corrigan took fourth with a time of 10:41.76 while York's 4x100 squad also secured a fourth-place finish with a 44.83.

The Green and White snagged three top-tens in the discus as Marcus Bailey, Austin Dubos, and Zack Raywood each finished among the best ten at the Messiah Invitational. Bailey took fourth with a 122' 7" toss to pace the three Spartans. Dubos threw the discus 115' 1" to secure seventh while Raywood finished eight with a 114' 6" heave. Raywood also captured ninth in the hammer with a 126' throw.

The Spartans now turn their attention to next Saturday's CAC Championships. York is slated to host this year's conference championships on April 16 with action beginning at approximately 9:00 am.

RESULTS

PHOTO: Austin Dubos throw the discus at the York Relays earlier this season. Courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com