Hartung and Doster Earn NCAA Championship Invitations
YORK, PA – York College men's track and field standouts Tim Hartung (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) and Robert Doster (Middletown, Pa./Middletown) have earned berths in the 2014 NCAA Division III National Championship Meet in Delaware, Ohio starting on May 22.
Hartung is making a return to the championships after earning All-American honors last spring in the 10K in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. Hartung has qualified to compete in the 5K and the 10K at this year's championships. Doster earned his berth in the championships in the javelin.
Hartung earned All-American honors last spring as he finished seventh in the 10k with a time of 30:09.20. He also competed in the 5K two days later and placed 19th with a time of 14:59.74.
Hartung qualified 12th in the country for the 5K as he notched a time of 14:21.59 at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University. Haverford's Chris Stadler owns the top qualifying time in the event as he boasts a time of 14:01.62. Hartung won the 5K at the Capital Athletic Conference championships on May 4. He is a three-time winner of the CAC 5k Outdoor race.
In the 10k, the Spartans' five-time All-American qualified 11th with a time of 30:15.30, set at the Penn Relays on April 24, 2014. Hartung won the 10,000 meter CAC Championship for the second time in his career with a time of 32:47.55. North Central's John Crain is the event's top qualifier with a time of 28:52.76, a mark he set at the Stanford Invitational on April 4.
Spartan head coach Stephen LoBianco was pleased to see Hartung get another shot at being an All-American as he closes out his Spartan career.
"It is great to see Tim get back to nationals for the second year in a row in outdoor track. We are excited to see what he can do after a great indoor track season."
Doster is making his first appearance at nationals after he qualified 13th in the country with a best throw of 60.60 meters as the Millersville Metrics meet on April 5. Union (N.Y.) freshman Michael Goldstock is the event's top seed as he registered a best throw of 65.60 meters, a mark set during the ECAC Division III Outdoor Championships on May 15. Doster finished second in the CAC during the championships with a toss of 55.40 meters.
LoBianco is happy to see his freshman thrower get a chance on the national stage.
"It is great to see Rob really push himself in his first year of track at York. To be able to make nationals as a freshmen is something that very few people are able to do and are looking for him to push himself to a top ten finish."
Hartung will compete on Thursday, May 22 in the 10k. That event is scheduled for an 8:10 start. The senior will conclude his career on Saturday, May 24 when he competes in the 5k at 5:05 pm. Doster will see action on Saturday as well as the javelin is scheduled for a 3:00 pm start.