The York College men's track and field team placed ninth out of 20 teams at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational on Saturday and a number of Spartans also performed well at the highly competitive Bison Classic hosted by Bucknell University on Saturday.
Senior Wil Murray (Cape May Court House, N.J. / Middle Township) had a banner day at Bucknell's Bison Classic in the 3000m steeplechase. Murray placed 11th and recorded a time of 9:39.56, which broke the old school record mark of 9:42.10 set back in 1985. Murray's time currently ranks him second in the Capital Athletic Conference and inside the top-40 in the nation.
At the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational, sophomore thrower Ian O'Brien (Orefield, Pa. / Parkland) performed at a high level as he placed fourth in the hammer throw with a new personal record of 147'11". O'Brien also set a new PR in the shot put with a throw of 40' 6.25". The sophomore currently owns the fifth best distance in hammer throw in the CAC.
Darien Gray (Bladensburg, Md. / Gonzaga) battled through tough wind conditions in Baltimore and managed to score points in the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.30. Darnell Tillman (Enola, Pa. / East Pennsboro) also scored points for the team as he placed seventh in the 400m dash with at time of 51.01.
Darris Rodrigues (Palmerton, Pa. / Palmerton) set a new outdoor personal record and scored team points in the pole vault with a height of 12' 11.75".
Sophomore Andrew Tyris (Voorhees, N.J. / Brandywine) scored points team points with a seventh place finish in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:25.25, good for a top-10 time in the CAC.
A number of Spartans had outstanding performances at the Bison Classic as well.
Grant Dell (Westminster, Md. / North Carroll) set a new personal record in the 1500m run with a time of 3:59.81.
Michael Stetson (Old Bridge, N.J. / Old Bridge) recorded a solid time of 15:09.79 and placed 25th in the 5000m invitational run.
Ryan Aug (Monmouth Junction, N.J. / South Brunswick) recorded a new personal best time of 15:45.01 in a competitive field of runners in the 5000m run.
Senior Craig Eppler (Bethlehem, Pa. / Northampton) set a new personal record in the 10,000m run as he recorded time of 33:18.97. Freshman Andy MacGibbon (Goffstown, N.H. / Goffstown) as set a new PR in the 10,000m with a time of 33:30.68.
Wil Murray photo courtesy of David Sinclair