Spartans Strong At Susquehanna
SELINSGOVE, Pa. – The York College men's indoor track and field team finished strong at the Crusader Indoor Meet at Susquehanna University on Friday evening.
The men's distance runners had a strong showing in their first race of the season. Paul Glassmoyer (York, Pa./West York Area) had a tremendous race in the first heat of the 5K and recorded a personal record. Glassmoyer finished in 16:54.51.
Tim Hartung (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) picked up right where he left off last season. Hartung set the school record as well as the CAC record in the 5K with a time of 15:19.27 and a second place finish. He also ran extremely well in the mile run with another second place finish and a time of 4:25.06.
"Tim is well on pace to break his past records," said head coach Erick Camodeca. "He is starting out faster then he did at this time last year."
Other Spartans that ran well in the 5K included Craig Eppler (Bethlehem, Pa./Northampton) and Steven Childres (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Saint Joseph). Eppler finished in 16:10.64 for sixth place and Childres came in just behind in seventh with a time of 16:20.85.
The Green and White also looked strong in the 60-meter dash. The top guys ran extremely well. Coach Camodeca is excited to have such a young talented group. Sean Welsh (Baltimore, Md./Parkville) continued to lead the pack with a first place finish in 7.09. Phillip Cavaluchi (Port Carbon, Pa./Pottsville) ran a 7.19 and tied for third place. Ryan Banta (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) recorded a time of 7.28 and finished in sixth.
Welsh narrowly missed winning the two fastest events. He fell just short in the 200-meter dash and came in second with a time of 23.29.
Cavaluchi also showed well in the long jump. He posted a second place jump with a distance of 6.19 meters.
In the 400-meter dash, the Spartans looked solid. Demetrice Cox (York, Pa./Dallastown) ran well, but finished in fourth after tripping up in the starting blocks. Coach Camodeca was not worried and said it was a good learning experience for Cox. The rest of the crew had good times and Coach Camodeca feels that they just need more experience at the event.
The throwers are starting to see progress from their hard work. Eddie Kraft (Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial) finished the weight throw in sixth place with a distance of 12.84 meters. The Spartans also looked good in Shot Put. Alex Palescandolo (Derwood, Md./Magruder) was the top finisher for York with a throw of 11.98 meters and a seventh place finish. Behind him was Kraft in eighth with a throw of 11.70 meters. Terez Beauford (Parkville, Md./Loch Raven) also qualified for finals and finished in 11th place, covering a distance of 11.09 meters.
The Spartans return to Susquehanna Saturday, February 9 for the Susquehanna University Invitational. The meet is set to start at 10:00 am.