Polk, Dickman win events to lead McDaniel
CARLISLE, Pa. - Ken Polk (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) won the triple jump and took fourth in the long jump to lead McDaniel at the Holiday Classic hosted by Dickinson in men's and women's indoor track and field action on Saturday.
The Green Terror, who were competing with just two male athletes and one female athlete, finished with 15 points on the men's side and 10 points on the women's side.
Polk jumped 12.25 meters in the triple jump and 5.84 meters in the long to qualify for the Centennial Conference championship in both events.
Kelsey Dickman (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) won the shot put with a toss of 11.03 meters, hitting the conference mark in the event.
Rick Gonzales (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills) added a 10th-place finish in the 55 hurdles with a time of 9.20 seconds, also hitting the conference qualifying standard.
The Green Terror returns to action at the Gulden Relays hosted by Bucknell on Jan. 9.
Men's Team Scores: 1. Dickinson 167, 2. York (Pa.) 121.5, 3. Messiah 93, 4. Gettysburg 41, 5. Goucher 37, 6. Shippensburg 19, 7. McDaniel 15.
McDaniel Results: 55 Hurdles: 10. Rick Gonzales 9.20*; Long Jump: 4. Ken Polk 5.84m (19-2)*; Triple Jump: 1. Polk 12.25m (40-10)*.
Women's Team Scores: 1. Messiah 154, 2. Dickinson 140, 3. York (Pa.) 93, 4. Gettysburg 78.5, 5. Shippensburg 26.5, 6. Goucher 26, 7. King's 19, 8. McDaniel 10.
McDaniel Results: Shot Put: 1. Kelsey Dickman 11.03m (36-7½)*.
* Centennial Conference qualifying standard