December 7, 2013

Freshman Gray has School Record Day

LEWISBURG, Pa. – The York College men's track team opened their indoor season at Bucknell University. The team faced top Division I and II teams in a solid warm up meet.

The day started off with two school-record breaking performances by one man. Freshman Darien Gray (Bladensburg, Md./Gonzaga) opened his career in the triple jump with a school record leap of 43-8.  He followed that performance with a great day in the hurdles qualifying for the finals with an 8.64.  In the 60 hurdle finals he ran a school record time of 8.60 for seventh place.

Ryan Banta (Ellicott City, Md. / Marriotts Ridge) had a great day in the 60 meter dash with a 7.26 in the prelims, and followed that up with a 7.15 in the finals to give him an eleventh place finish. Banta was able to secure a 23.42 in the 200 on the tight turns of Bucknell's track.

Andrew Sarver (Olney, Md. / Sherwood) opened his career up with solid leap of 19-5.25 to give himself a look to a bright future to go along with his 9.79 in the 60 hurdles.

For the throws, Alex Palescandolo (Derwood, Md. / Magruder) had a successful day in the shot put with a throw of 42-4, which will help him set a good pace for the season. 

Coach LoBianco on the season opener, " Overall a successful first meet for the men's team to build off and come back strong in the first meet in January."

Full results of the Bucknell Bison Opener can be found here. The Spartans will return to action on January 17, 2014 at Susquehanna for the Orange and Maroon Classic.