Koonce Wins Again as Spartans Have a Good Day at Susquehanna

Brian Koonce photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Brian Koonce photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

SELINSGROVE, PA – The York College men's track and field squad traveled to Susquehanna University on Friday to participate in the Susquehanna Indoor Orange and Maroon Classic in Selinsgrove, PA.

The meet was a non-team scoring meet as the Spartans had a number of strong performances. Junior Brian Koonce had another great performance as he won the pole vault event for the second weekend in a row.


Top 15 Individual Spartan Finishers

Brian Koonce: Pole Vault – 4.10 meters (1st)

Michael Richardson: Pole Vault – 3.95 meters (3rd)

Daniel Caldwell: 400 Meter Dash – 53.42 (3rd)

Brandon Tocket: Pole Vault – 3.80 meters (4th)

Sam Wiedorfer: 60 Meter Dash – 7.57 (10th)

Jian Gentile: 3000 Meter Run – 9:34.51 (10th)

Nick Lindley: Shot Put – 11.00 meters (12th)

Maxwell Smith: 60 Meter Dash – 7.62 (12th)

Ethan Williamson: 800 Meter Run - 2:09.81 (12th)

Alex Ardle: Shot Put – 10.88 meters (13th)

Tucker Deacon: 800 Meter Run – 2:12.31 (14th)

Paul Pope: Weight Throw – 9.55 meters (15th)

Josh Starkey: 60 Meter Dash – 7.72 (15th)


Spartan Relay Finishes

Distance Medley Relay Team: 11.15.48 (2nd)

4x400 Meter Relay A: 3:36.75 (2nd)

4x200 Meter Relay B: 1:38.99 (4th)

4x200 Meter Relay A: 1:40.83 (6th)

4x400 Meter Relay B: 3:51.84 (7th)


Meet Notes:

Junior Brian Koonce now has two wins and another top 15 finish in his three pole vault competitions of the year … sophomore Michael Richardson has a trio of top 16 finishes in the pole vault for the Spartans including a personal best 3.95 meters at Susquehanna … the Spartan pole vault group has won each of the first three meets as Koonce has two victories and Kevin Landis has the other (at F&M on December 2) … York had a trio of personal bests in the 3000 meter run as Jian Gentile (9:34.51), Erik Whitelaw (10:12.53), and Nick Miguelino (10:58.00) all had a strong race in setting the personal marks.


Up Next:

The Spartans return to action on Friday as they head to the two-day Bison Open at Bucknell University. Friday's action kicks off at 1:00 pm and Saturday's action begins at 10:00 am in Lewisburg, PA.