YORK, Pa. – The York College men's track & field squad hosted Gettysburg, Messiah, and Washington Adventist Tuesday afternoon in York. The Spartans captured the team victory with 105 points, besting the other two teams that scored.
Wil Feliciano posted nothing short of a fantastic performance for the Green and White on Tuesday. In the 800 meters, Feliciano broke the Spartans' 20-year-old record (1:57.63 set by Christian White in 1992), establishing a new school best 1:56.90. Feliciano also anchored York's victorious 4x400 relay squad as he teamed up with John Follety, Tyler Quill, and Deion Broxton to notch the win. In the long jump, Felciano posted a third-place leap of 6.41 meters (21' 0.5").
"A great day to put that performance down," Spartan head coach Erick Camodeca said of Feliciano's showing, most notably in the 800.
Freshman standout Jamison continues to put together a stellar rookie campaign as he recorded another strong day for the Spartans. He notched first in the 400 meters with 50.49 and took second overall in the 200 with a 22.98. Jamison also contributed to both victorious relay squads he ran in both the 4x100 and 4x400 races. In the 4x100, Jamison combined with Follety, Christopher Camodeca, and Phillip Cavaluchi to post the victory.
"This was a shockingly nice performance," Camodeca remarked about York's 4x100 squad. "They had only one day of practice heading into this event.
"I was really happy with John Follety's performance," Camodeca said of Follety's showing throughout the meet. "He ran great splits in the 4x100 and 4x400. He is very versatile for us."
Cavaluchi grabbed an individual win of his own as he posted a winning leap of 6.57 meters (21' 6.75") in the long jump. He also took second overall in the javelin with a throw of 48.66 meters (159' 8").
York's talented distance crew grabbed quality points for the Spartans as Aaron Robertson and Tim Hartung each secured wins. Robertson won the 1500 meters in 4:14.31 – just ,05 ahead of second-place Hartung – while Hartung nabbed the victory in the 3000 meters with an 8:54.82. Steven Childres took third in both races with times of 4:17.96 and 9:14.92, respectively.
"The distance guys ran every single event they could," Camodeca said. "They put down great performances. We know what they can do."
Zach Rogers, who Camodeca noted "had a big day in both the long jump and triple jump," added first-place points to the Spartan ledger as he proved victorious in the triple jump. Rogers registered a trio of bounds equating to 13.10 meters (42' 4.25") to capture the win. Rogers also took fourth in the long jump (6.32 meters / 20' 9")
Drew Chowan nabbed third in the pole vault with a 3.80-meter (12' 5.5") performance while Quill tied for fifth in the long jump with a result of 6.04 meters (10' 9.75").
In the throws Marcus Bailey took second overall in the discus with a toss of 41.79 meters (137' 1"). Austin Dubos, who Camodeca said "threw really well," nabbed third in both the discus (39.38 meters / 129' 2") and shot put (11.47 meters / 37' 7.75"). Alex Palescandolo secured the runner up spot in the shot put with a 12.91-meter (42' 4.25") heave while Sean McGinley snagged third in the javelin (43.25 meters / 141' 11").
The Spartans head south for their next meet as they travel to Durham, N.C. for the Duke Invitational on April 6 and 7. A contingent of student-athletes are slated to compete at the Goucher Classic in Towson, Md. on April 7.
PHOTO: John Follety passes the baton to Joquan Jamison during the 4x100 on Tuesday. Courtesy of Theresa Dark - York College (Pa.) Athletic Communications Student Photographer.