Spartans Finish Indoor Regular Season Strong

Spartans Finish Indoor Regular Season Strong

SELINSGROVE, PA – The York College men's track and field squad closed out the regular season portion of their indoor schedule with a trip to Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Saturday. The event was a non-scoring meet.

The Spartans had a number of personal best performances and one school record during the day.

The Spartans' school record came via a familiar way as junior Darnell Tillman (Enola, Pa./East Pennsboro) broke his own school record in the 200 as he finished second in the event, clocking in with a record time of 22.36. Teammate Darien Gray (Bladensburg, Md./Gonzaga) placed eighth in the event as he crossed the line in a time of 23.38.

Junior Sebastian Hall (Mount Joy, Pa./Donegal) set a PR in the long jump as he notched a best jump of 20' 5.75". Freshman James Novak (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North) also recorded a PR in the triple jump as he notched a best jump of 41' 8.5". That bests his previous PR by over a half a meter. Novak also placed in the upper half of the high jump as he cleared 5' 9.75".

Freshman pole vaulter Kevin Landis (Lincoln University, Pa./Avon Grove) also established a new personal standard as he cleared 14' 5.25" as he finished fifth out of 34 competitors. Teammate Darris Rodrigues (Palmerton, Pa./Palmerton) also performed well as he placed 14th with a best height of 12' 11.5".

Sophomore Dylan Hartlaub (Manchester, Pa./York County School of Technology) cracked the two minute barrier in the 800 as he clocked in with a time of 1:59.88, good for a 12th place finish in the race. Teammate Okera Beidleman (Germantown, Md./Northwest) also ran well in the event, as he placed 29th out of 56 runners with a time of 2:06.31.

Sophomore Colin Fleming (Owings, Md./Northern) recorded a 10th place finish in the 5K, crossing the finish line in a time of 16:19.02. A pair of Spartans ran well in the 3,000-meter race as Andrew Tyris (Voorhees, N.J./Brandywine) and Rafi Fernandez (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) recorded York's top times. Tyris posted a time of 9:32.10 while Fernandez finished with a time of 9:48.29.

In the weight throw, sophomore Ian O'Brien (Orefield, Pa./Parkland) notched a 12th place finish in the event with a best heave of 43' 5".

Spartan head coach Stephen LoBianco is pleased with the direction of his men's team heading into championships.

"I am excited to see how we can perform next weekend at championships," says LoBianco. "We are prepared and will be ready to have some good performances."

The Spartans head to Newport News, Virginia on Saturday, February 21 to compete in the CAC championships hosted by Christopher Newport. The championship is set for an 11:00 am start.

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