FROSTBURG, Md. – Phillip Cavaluchi, Tim Hartung, and Alex Aponte each registered individual victories Sunday as the York College men's track & field team secured second place at the two-day Capital Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships hosted by Frostburg St. University. The Spartans collected 108 team points to garner the runner-up spot while first-place Salisbury posted 253 points.
Cavaluchi put together a stellar performance in the long jump, the junior's signature event. He posted a triumphant 6.72-meter (22' 0.75") leap to secure his third All-CAC honor in the long jump and his second career conference championships victory in the event. Cavaluchi also placed in the top eight in three other events – the javelin, the 100-meter dash, and the 200-meter dash. Cavaluchi recorded a distance of 48.06 meters (157' 8") to take fifth overall in the javelin. In the 100, he posted a fifth-place 11.21 while taking seventh in the 200 with a 23.08.
Hartung, who has been sensational for the Green and White, bested the field in the 5,000 meters on Sunday. Just one day after taking second in the 10,000 meters, Hartung captured his second career conference outdoor championships victory with a 15:26.60 (Hartung won the 10,000 meters in 2011 with a 33:18.49).
Aponte, having performed under-the-radar throughout the season, captured first-place points in the javelin in just his first CAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The rookie launched the javelin 52.45 meters (172' 1") as he topped the field by over five feet.
Fellow freshman Wil Feliciano continues his assault on York's 800-meter school record. After lowering the mark during the season, he brought it down yet again on Sunday, registering a 1:55.34 at his first conference championships. In the event, he just missed the runner-up spot as second-place Thomas Burke of Salisbury topped Feliciano by a mere .01 as Burke recorded a 1:55.33. Feliciano also registered sixth in the long jump with a leap of 6.18 meters (20' 3.5").
In his first CAC Outdoor Championships, Joquan Jamison posted a fourth-place 50.11 in the 400 meters and eighth in the 200 at 23.18. Steven Childres, the league's 10,000-meter champion in 2012, ran the 5K in 15:43.74 for fifth overall.
Tyler Quill took fifth in the long jump with a distance of 6.36 meters (20' 10.5").
With the completion of the CAC Championships, a number of Spartans will continue on in an attempt to qualify for the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at Claremont-McKenna College in Claremont, Calif. on May 24-26.
PHOTO: Phillip Cavaluchi competes in the long jump during York's Green & White / Alumni Challenge earlier this season. Courtesy of Theresa Dark - York College (Pa.) Athletic Communications Student Photographer.
2012 All-CAC First-Team
Javelin - Alex Aponte - 52.45 meters (172' 1")
Long Jump - Phillip Cavaluch - 6.72 meters (22' 0.75")
10,000 - Steven Childres - 33:12.01
5,000 - Tim Hartung - 15:26.60
2012 All-CAC Second-Team
Pole Vault - Dan Bogush - 4.10 meters (13' 5.25")