Spartan Men Finish Fifth at Messiah Invitational

Christian Betancourt photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Christian Betancourt photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

GRANTHAM, PA – The York College men's track & field squad finished fifth of 18 teams at the Messiah College Invitational in Grantham, PA on Saturday.

The Spartans accumulated 59 points as they finished behind Frostburg State (128 points), Mount St. Mary's (113 points), Messiah {105 points) and Lebanon Valley (72 points).

The Spartans had seven top five individual finishes paced by Benjamin Russell's second place finish in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Teammate Dan Forry finished reight behind Russell in the steeplechase as he finished third.

Seth Hawkins had a strong showing in the 110 meter hurdles as he placed fourth in the finals of the event. Christian Betancourt placed fourth in the pole vault for the Green and White.

 

TOP 20 SPARTAN FINISHERS

2. Benjamin Russell – 3000 meter steeplechase (9:59.72)

3. Dan Forry – 3000 meter steeplechase (10:03.78)

3. 4x800 meter relay (Gabe Lloyd, Tucker Deacon, Cy Evans, Connor Hurst) – (8:24.80)

4. Seth Hawkins – 110 meter hurdles (16.44)

4. Christian Betancourt – pole vault (3.60 meters / 11' 9.75")

5. Ben Linne – 1500 meter run (4:06.22)

5. Drew Alansky – 3000 meter steeplechase (10:10.08)

5. 4x100 meter relay (Sam Wiedorfer, Grayson Jones, Vincent Chang, Josh Starkey) – (45.10)

5. Brandon Tocket – pole vault (3.60 meters / 11' 9.75")

6. 4x400 meter relay (Max Smith, Vincent Chang, Seth Hawkins, Nicholas Stem) – (3:42.48)

7. Jonathan Mack – 200 meter dash (22.69)

7. Jonathan Mack – 400 meter run (52.43)

7. Jake O'Neill – 1500 meter run (4:06.59)

7. Timmy Buzynski – 3000 meter steeplechase (10:19.88)

8. Cy Evans – 800 meter run (1:59.73)

8. Brandon Tocket – 3000 meter steeplechase (10:37.18)

9. Darren Webb – 3000 meter steeplechase (10:40.82)

9. Jian Gentile – 5K (16:59.90)

10. Ben Hinkel – 1500 meter run (4:10.61)

11. Connor Hurst – 800 meter run (2:00.54)

12. Sam Wiedorfer – 100 meter dash (11.47)

12. Tucker Deacon – 1500 meter run (4:11.69)

12. Joshua Watson – triple jump (11.98 meters / 39' 3.75")

13. Erik Whitelaw – 5K (17:21.98)

13. Tony Nelo – shot put (12.51 meters / 41' 0.50")

15. Charles Wood – 5K (17:36.02)

16. Sam Wiedorfer – 200 meter dash (23.23)

17. Raven Alwine-Frank – 110 meter hurdles (20.55)

18. Justin Smyth – 1500 meter run (4:17.02)

20. Blake Nelson – 1500 meter run (4:18.49)

20. Christian Betancourt – long jump (5.49 meters / 18' 0.25")

 

Up Next

The Spartans make their lone appearance at home on Wednesday afternoon as the Green and White will host the York College Twilight meet. The meet is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm at the Grumbacher Center Track.

 

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