May 4, 2013

Rowlands and Miller Claim Titles During Day One of CAC Championships

SALISBURY, MD – The York College women's track & field squad had a strong showing during day one of the 2013 Capital Athletic Conference Championship hosted by Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD.

The Spartans are sitting second in the five-team field as they accumulated 67 points during day one. They trail front-running Salisbury by 13 points while they lead third place Mary Washington by 32 points.

The Green and White got two championship performances on Saturday afternoon as Jess Miller (Dauphin, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) and Laura Rowlands (Dover, Pa./Dover) each captured individual titles.

Miller won the 10,000-meter run, but just barely, as she edged teammate Nicole Danielewicz (Bensalem, Pa./Narareth Academy) by just 0.03 seconds, a virtual photo finish. Miller recorded an official time of 41:30.35 while Danielewicz had a time of 41:30.38.

Rowlands earned a win in the high jump as the junior notched a winning height of 1.54 meters. Rowlands edged teammate Bethany Miller (York, Pa./York Suburban) as Miller placed second to earn her first second-team All-CAC honors. The win for Rowlands is her third straight in the high jump at the CAC outdoor championships.  

Rowlands also earned a second-place finish in the triple jump as she finished with a best distance of 10.94 meters. Rowlands ended up 0.08 meters behind winner Tara Greco of Salisbury. Dana Mangano (Westminster, Md./Westminster) finished fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.41 to earn points for the Spartans.

Bethany Miller recorded an additional second place finish, as she was the runner-up in the pole vault, clearing a best height of 3.04 meters.

Freshman Olivia Rehman (York, Pa./Central York) finished third in the javelin for the Spartans, earning six team points. Rehman posted a best throw of 34.89 meters in the event.

Senior Katie Shinn (Orange, Conn./Amity Regional) gave the Spartans a strong performance in the hammer as she placed fourth with a distance of 33.27 meters.

The Spartans return to action for day two of the championships on Sunday morning when the championships resume at 10:00 am.

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