January 24, 2011

Weekend Track and Field aCCtion

The Conference indoor track and field season kicked into high gear last weekend with events at Ursinus, Princeton, Maryland and Susquehanna.

 

Princeton Relays

The Haverford College men's and women's indoor track & field teams had a number of strong performances at the Princeton Relays Saturday evening. The most notable performance came on the men's side where Tim Schoch ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time for the second consecutive week. Last week Schoch reached the mark in the mile while Saturday he accomplished the feat in the 800 meter run. His time of one minute, 54.39 seconds gave Schoch first place in his section.

 

Maryland Terrapin Invitational

The Johns Hopkins men's indoor track & field team finished 16th in a field of 27 teams with a total of 14 points at the Maryland Terrapin Invitational on Saturday in Landover, MD. Junior Luke Sand earned three points for the Blue Jays by placing eighth in the shot put with a throw of 46 feet, 8.25 inches (14.23 meters).

 

Susquehanna Orange and Maroon Classic

C.J. Naper won the mile to lead McDaniel at the Orange & Maroon Classic hosted by Susquehanna in men's indoor track and field action on Sunday. Naper finished the mile in a time of 4:39.51 to win by nearly two seconds as one of four Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying marks turned in by the Green Terror.

Gettysburg's top finisher was freshman Ashanti Foster-Felder, who competing in the long jump for the first time, won the event with a leap of 20-11 3/4. He also won his heat and was also third overall in the 200-meter dash (23.51).

Franklin & Marshall's Nils Michaelis took first in the 55-meter hurdles with a NCAA provisional time of 7.73.

 

Collegeville Indoor Classic

The Ursinus College men's track and field team finished third on Friday at the Collegeville Classic with a total team score total of 70 points. The men were led by sophomore Jordan Grannum, who won the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.32 and placed fourth in the 55 meter with a time of 6.72