January 28, 2012

Three Marks Lowered as Spartans Compete at GMU Patriot Games

FAIRFAX, Va. – The York College men's track & field squad put together a strong showing on Saturday at the Patriot Games hosted by George Mason University. The indoor meet saw the Spartans break three school records as they got to take a look at the host site for the inaugural Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on February 19.

Just a week after breaking the school record in the distance medley relay, the Green and White brought down that mark once again this Saturday. Steven Childres, Wil Feliciano, Andrew Friesema, and Tim Hartung combined to smash the previous best of 11:16.75 as they finished in a tremendous 10:45.02.

Feliciano, who Spartan head coach Erick Camodeca said had a tremendous meet, also lowered York's 800 record. The Spartan rookie posted a 2:01.77 to break the previous best set in February 2009 of 2:03.63.

The records continued to fall as Matt Smith, a 2011 CAC Men's Cross Country second-team honoree, ran to a 2:48.68. His time topped the 2:53.61 mark set in December 2010. In fact, fellow sophomore Craig Eppler also broke the mark but finished just one spot back of Smith with a 2:49.12.

Phillip Cavaluchi put together yet another strong performance as he finished fourth in the long jump and 13th in the 200 meters. Cavaluchi posted a 6.64-meter leap on his final attempt in the long jump while finishing the 200 in 24.11.

In that 200-meter event, freshman Joquan Jamison recorded an eight-place finish with a 23.57. He also nabbed a top-ten in the 400, running to a ninth-place 53.17. Le Von White tallied a 53.91 in the event to take 14th.

The high jump saw Zach Rogers record a 1.85-meter height to notch sixth overall.

Throwers Eddie Kraft and Kameron Wansel put up a quality effort for York, taking 10th and 11th in the weight throw, respectively. Kraft registered a distance of 11.69 meters while Wansel tossed the weight 11.45 meters.

In split squad action, the Spartan pole-vaulters competed at the LVC Invitational. Newcomer Drew Chowan won the event with a victorious 13-foot height while Zach Schober took second with a 12' 6" result. Dan Bogush finished fifth as he recorded 12-feet even.

The Spartans return to action on Friday, February 3, when they travel to Susquehanna University. Start time for the meet is slated for 4:00 pm.

PHOTO: Steven Childres competes in a relay event during York's outdoor tri-meet last season. Courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com

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