FAIRFAX, VA. – The York College indoor track and field team took several athletes to compete at the George Mason Last Chance Meet on Sunday afternoon in Fairfax, Va. The six Spartan competitors all looked strong, especially distance runners Tim Hartung (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) and Caroline DeLany (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora).
Hartung once again performed incredibly strong against some tough competition in the mile. His time of 4:18.83 sets a new school record and also breaks the Capital Athletic Conference record that Hartung had set earlier this season.
DeLany finished the 3,000-meter run in seventh place overall. Her time of 10:36.76 is not only her personal best, but also sets a new school record.
In the 60-meter sprint, Sean Welsh (Baltimore, Md./Parkville) had another great performance, but just missed out of the finals against incredibly talented Division I athletes. Welsh finished in seventh place with a time of 7.01. Phillip Cavaluchi (Port Carbon, Pa./Pottsville) also competed in the 60. Cavaluchi finished with a time of 7.26 and in 19th place.
On the women's side, Bria Jones (Medford, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford) competed in the 60-meter dash. Jones sprinted to 17th place with an 8.40 finish.
In the field, Laura Rowlands (Dover, Pa./Dover) earned a top-ten finish in the high jump. Rowlands recorded a height of 1.55 meters and came in 10th overall.
Hartung, Welsh and Cavaluchi will be competing again next weekend at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet on Sunday at 10:00 am. The rest of the Spartan squad will continue to prepare for the upcoming outdoor season.
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