Spartans Strong at Moravian; Hartung Breaks 5k Record Again
BETHLEHEM, PA – The York College men's track & field squad participated in the 2014 Greyhound Invitational hosted by Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday.
The Spartans received a number of strong performances at the meet headlined by Darnell Tillman (Enola, Pa./East Pennsboro) as the sophomore finished third in the 200 meter dash and fifth in the 100 meter dash. He clocked in with a time of 22.49 in the 200 and 11.16 in the 100. Fellow Spartan Ryan Banta (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) finished one spot ahead of Tillman in the 100 as he recorded a time of 11.12.
Junior Okera Biedleman (Germantown, Md./Northwest) ran strong in the 800 as he notched a seventh place finish with a time of 1:56.98. Freshman Anthony Smart (Thornton, Pa./Garnet Valley) recorded a tenth place finish in the 1,500-meter run as he crossed the line in a time of 4:07.58. Fellow freshman Matt Hayes (Drexel Hill, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) put together an impressive performance in the 5,000 meters as he clocked in with a time of 15:32.69, good for a ninth place finish.
Freshman Darien Gray (Bladensburg, Md./Gonzaga) had another strong day as he finished fifth in the 110 hurdles, clocking in with a time of 15.70. He also placed seventh in the 400 hurdles with a time of 57.11. Teammate Ricky Jones (Tamaqua, Pa./Blue Mountain) placed sixth, just in front of Gray, crossing the line in a time of 56.97.
Freshman Andrew Sarver (Olney, Md./Sherwood) was very good in the triple jump as he placed fifth with a best leap of 12.65 meters.
The Spartans' 4x100 team placed third with a time of 43.29 while the 4x400 relay team finished sixth with a time of 3:30.14.
On Friday, senior All-American Tim Hartung (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) and junior standout Michael Stetson (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge) traveled to Princeton University to compete in the 5,000 meter race at the Larry Ellis Invitational. Hartung broke the school record in the event, clocking in with a time of 14:21. Stetson notched a PR with an impressive time of 14:48.
The Spartans will take select athletes to the Penn Relays in Philadelphia later in the week. The team will next head to the Paul Kaiser Classic in Shippensburg, PA.