BALTIMORE, MD – The York College men's track and field team had their final tune up before next weekend's Capital Athletic Conference championships as they finished eighth of 17 teams at Saturday's Hopkins Loyola Invitational in Baltimore.
The Spartans finally got to race in ideal conditions as the weather cooperated for the first time this year with sunny and pleasant conditions on Saturday. York had a number of big performances including a new school record from sophomore Grant Dell in the 1500 meter race as he posted a time of 3:55.16. That time puts him as the top seed in the CAC heading into the championships. Dell's time also puts him in the top 20 nationally so far this spring.
Darnell Tillman continues his big senior year as he set a PR in the 100 meter dash, crossing the line in a time of 10.79. Tillman now has the number one time in the CAC through this weekend. Tillman's time also leaves him 15th nationally in Division III.
York had a number of other top performances for the day:
• Grant Lindemuth set a PR in the 400 meter run with a time of 54.07
• Dylan Hartlaub set a season best in the 800 meter run as he crossed the line in a time of 1:59.96.
• Matthew Morgan recorded a season best in the 1500 meter run as he posted a time of 4:09.41.
• Alex Koslowski recorded a PR in the 400 hurdles, posting a time of 1:00.66.
• James Novak tied his PR in the high jump as he cleared a best height of 1.83 meters. That height places him sixth in the CAC this spring.
• Darris Rodrigues and Brian Koonce both had a big day in the pole vault. Rodrigues cleared 4.24 meters for a PR. That height gives him the fourth best in the CAC this spring. Koonce cleared a season-best 4.09 meters and places him seventh in the conference heading into the championships.
The Spartans will return to action on Friday when they begin the two-day Capital Athletic Conference championships at Frostburg State University. The action kicks off Friday at 3:00 pm. Saturday's events start at 9:00 am.