Spartan Track & Field Hosts Intersquad Alumni Challenge
YORK, Pa. – The York College track & field squad hosted the Green & White Intersquad Alumni Challenge on Saturday prior to officially kicking off their 2012 outdoor campaign next weekend. Featuring current and former York College men's and women's track & field athletes, the meet provided a solid yet relaxed tune-up for the Spartans. On the day, the women's "green" team picked up the victory with 96 points while the men's "white" team proved triumphant with 68 points.
On the women's side, freshman Jasmine Smith put on a strong performance as she won both the 100- and 200-meter events. Smith notched a 13.06 in the 100 and a 27.86 in the 200.
Mandy Parshall turned in a 5:38.40 in the one mile.
Sophomore Laura Rowlands posted a 1.60-meter (5' 3") height in the high jump while recording 10.60 meters (34' 9.5") in the triple jump.
Three different throwers won the shot put, discus, and hammer, respectively. Meaghan Jackson tossed the shot put 10.51 meters (34' 5.75") while Ashley Menniti threw the discus 26.83 meters (88' 0"). The hammer throw saw Katie Shinn register a 34.18-meter (112' 2") result.
The pole vault went to Ashley Razzano with a height of 2.89 meters (9' 5.75"). Spartan alumnae and current record-holder Caitlin Rizzardo also finished with a 2.89-meter result. Fellow Spartan alum Allyson Montello also competed at the Intersquad Alumni Challenge.
The pole vault saw Drew Chowan post a 3.96-meter height (12' 11.75") to snag the victory.
Phillip Cavaluchi and Zach Rogers combined to win the long jump and triple jump, respectively. Cavaluchi posted a 6.25-meter (20' 6.25") long jump while Rogers came in with a trio of bounds amassing to a mark of 12.17 meters (39' 11.25"). Cavaluchi also tossed the javelin 49.43 meters (162' 2").
York's men's track & field alumni performed in several events. Program-record holder and current Spartan assistant coach Nate Krotzer won the high jump with a mark of 1.40 meters (6' 2.75") while the The hammer throw saw the top three slots go to former Spartans. Zack Raywood (39.61 meters, 129' 11"), Jake Lape (37.81 meters, 124' 0"), and Gary Rynier (37.38 meters, 122' 8") went 1-2-3 in the event.
Lape also competed in the shot put (12.33 meters, 40' 5.5") and discus (33.02 meters, 108' 4") events.
The Spartans officially open up their 2012 outdoor slate when they travel to West Chester, Pa. on Saturday, March 24. The Golden Ram Invitational hosted by West Chester University is slated for a 10:00 am start.
Team photos (green at top, white below) consisting of the current men's and women's squads courtesy of Theresa Dark. York College (Pa.) Athletic Communications Student Photographer.