The York College men's track and field team competed against competition from all NCAA divisions at both the Patriot Games at George Mason and the Bison Open at Bucknell University this weekend.
At the Bison Open, a pack of Spartans competed in the 5,000m run. Grant Dell (Westminster, Md. / North Carroll) led the group with a 10th place finish at a time of 15:21.81. Ryan Aug (Monmouth Junction, N.J. / South Brunswick) placed 23rd with a time of 15:46.72, Matt Hayes (Drexel Hill, Pa. / Cardinal O'Hara) placed 25th with a time of 15:48.84, Andy MacGibbon (Goffstown, N.H. / Goffstown) placed 27th with a time of 15:54.22 and Andrew Erickson (Stewartstown, Pa. / Red Lion) placed 29th with a time of 16:01.87.
At the Patriot Games, Ryan Banta (Ellicott City, Md. / Marriotts Ridge) placed 12th in the 200m dash with a time of 23.76, while Brett LaBonte (Frederick, Md. / Urbana) placed 28th with a time of 25.25.
In the shot put, Alex Palescandolo (Derwood, Md. / Magruder) placed third with a throw of 14.64m.
Darnell Tillman (Enola, Pa. / East Pennsboro) placed 14th in the 400m dash with a time of 52.47.
In the 500m dash, Dylan Hartlaub (Manchester, Pa. / York County School of Technology) placed 20th with a time of 1:10.25 and Ethan Budsock (Ellicott City, Md. / Marriotts Ridge) placed 21st with a time of 1:10.59.
In the 800m run, Ben Hinkel (Ashland, Pa. / Tri-Valley) placed 17th with a time of 2:03.30, James Gonzales (Baltimore, Md. / Dundalk) placed 18th with a time of 2:05.12 and Ethan Felix (Bloomfield, N.J. / Bloomfield) took 26th with a time of 2:11.24.
In the mile, Matthew Morgan (Ulysses, Pa. / Northern Potter) placed 15th 4:37.25, Ray Smith (Ellicott City, Md. / Howard) placed 24th 4:44.86 and Darren Webb (Muncy, Pa. / Warrior Run) placed 32nd with a time of 4:53.66.
In the 3000m run, Alex Smith (Ephrata, Pa. / Ephrata) placed 13th with a time of 8:53.68, Benjamin Linne (York, Pa. / Northeastern) placed 25th with a time of 9:21.50 and Kieran White (Eldersburg, Md. / Liberty) placed 27th with a time of 9:34.78.
In the 5,000m run, Andrew Tyris (Pitman, N.J. / Brandywine) placed eighth with a time of 16:43.93, Matthew Zubrzycki (Mt. Laurel, N.J. / Lenape) placed ninth with a time of 15:50.79 and Christopher Sander (Frederick, Md. / Tuscarora) placed 12th with a time of 17:01.77.