Spartan Men Produce Strong Individual Performances at Coach P Open

Spartan Men Produce Strong Individual Performances at Coach P Open

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The York College men's track and field team put forth a solid effort with some fast times and many personal records on Sunday at the 2016 Moravian Coach P Open.

Senior thrower Alex Palescandolo highlighted the day for the men as he recorded a personal record in the discus with a throw of 146' 2" (44.56m) to placed fourth. His throw ranks second in the Capital Athletic Conference this season.

In the 3000m steeplechase, Brandon Tocket recorded a personal-best time of 10:21.05, which makes him a CAC qualifier. Andrew Tyris also recorded a new personal record and hit the CAC qualifying standard with a time of 10:21.25.

Multiple Spartans produced strong performances in the 5000m run, led by Alex Smith who set a personal record and hit the conference qualifying mark with his time of 15:54.57. Christopher Sander also hit the CAC qualifying standard with his time of 16:00.16, while Matthew Zubrzycki set a personal record and is a CAC qualifier with a time of 16:02.74.

Numerous Spartans set personal records in the 1500m run. Matthew Morgan led the group with a personal-best time of 4:10.16, while Benjamin Linne produced a personal-best mark of 4:13.25. Jordan Blankenship also recorded a personal-best time with a mark of 4:16.23, as did Ray Smith with a time of 4:17.52.

Another Spartan thrower also hit CAC qualifying mark in the discus as Alonzo Abraham threw a season-best 133' 1" (40.56m).

In the long jump, Glen Davis recorded a personal-best mark of 18' 9.75" (5.73m).

Darien Gray recorded a season-best time of 53.27 in the 400m dash, while Dylan Hartlaub and Ethan Felix also recorded season-best times in the 800m run with marks of 2:00.20 and 2:02.13 respectively. 

The Spartans return to action at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational in Baltimore, Md.

Ray Smith/Matthew Morgan photo courtesy of David Sinclair