NEWARK, Del. / ANNVILLE, Pa. – The York College men's track & field split their squad on Saturday sending a group to the University of Delaware's Thomson Invitational and another group to the Lebanon Valley Indoor Invitational. The Spartans, who finished 13th of the 21 squads at Delaware (21 points) while also competing well at LVC, established or broke six program indoor records between the two meets.
Ben Edwards and Randolph Patrice each posted a pair of school records for the Green and White. Edwards, who snaggedd two fifth-place finishes, estblished the 500-meter record with a 1:10.65 and the 60-meter hurdle mark with an 8.83. With his time in the 60 hurdles, Edwards now owns every single hurdle record possible for the Spartan men's program.
Patrice's best performance came in the 200 meters where he blew away his heat with a posting a 23.17 and went on to take sixth overall. Running with exceptionally smooth form, that 23.17 time gave Patrice the new program-best in the indoor event. In the 60-meter dash, he clocked a 7.27 time to take fifth while establishing the school record in the event.
Hurdler Matt Marthaler also put together a quality showing at the Delaware meet as he took seventh in the 500 meters, crossing the line at 1:11.60, and tenth in the 60-meter hurdles with a 9.32.
At Lebanon Valley, the Spartans' Steven Childres captured a victory for the Green and White as he posted a 4:42.40 in the mile to take first by over 7.5 seconds.
In that 3,000-meter event, fellow cross country standout Tim Hartung took second with a 9:16.55 as he obliterated the previous York record by 14 seconds. Childres, who snagged fourth in the 3,000, posted a time of 9:30.09 - a time which would have also broken the mark.
Spartan sophomore Tyler Quill, a converted distance runner, took second in the high jump. Quill then combined with Caleb Nelson, Michael Amatuccio, and Joseph Corrigan in the 4x400 as they finished third in the event.
Nelson posted a school record for himself in the 300 meters as he clocked a 40.82, breaking the previous record of 41.42.
In the 55-meter dash, rookie Gregory Gray took reached the finals and posted a 6.80 to take sixth.
In the throws, the Spartans took four top-four finishes. Austin Dubos snagged third in the shot put while teammate Steven Goldberg captured fourth. The weight throw saw Zack Raywood take third overall while fourth-place went to Kameron Wansel.
The Spartans return to action on Thursday, February 10, when they travel to the Ursinus Indoor Invitational. The action is slated to begin at 4:00 pm.