Record Day for Spartans at the Patriot Games Invitational
FAIRFAX, Va. – The York College women's indoor track and field team had a record day at the Patriot Games Invitational on Saturday at George Mason University. The Spartan women broke three records.
Capital Athletic Conference women's indoor track and field athlete of the week Caroline DeLany (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) had another really good meet. She started out by breaking the school record in the 1000 meter run that previously stood at 3:17.75 and was set back in 2010. DeLany finished the race in 3:12.81 and took home 12th place. Next up, DeLany broke the record in the mile with a time of 5:28.28. The previous mile record was 5:30.52 and was set last season.
Jess Miller (Dauphin, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) also had a strong showing in the meet. She earned a new record time in the 3000 meter run by finishing in 11:05.48 to shatter the previous mark of 11:31.44 set in 2009 by Melody Parshall. Also racing well in the 3000 was senior Nicole Danielewicz (Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy). She finished five spots behind Miller with a time of 11:22.69.
Looking good at middle distance was Jenna Roberts (Stewartstown, Pa./Kennard-Dale) and Rachel Berninger (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine). Roberts ran well with a time of 2:30.26 and a 26th place finish. Berninger was close behind in 31st place and finished in 2:34.81.
Bria Jones (Medford, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford) finished the 60 meter dash strong. She earned 12th place running 8.40.
The Spartans return to action on Friday for the Susquehanna Crusader Classic at Susquehanna University. The meet is set to start at 4:00 pm.