January 9, 2010

McDaniel competes at Bucknell

Nichols paces Green Terror to open 2010

CARLISLE, Pa. - Jake Nichols (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) finished ninth in the 60-meter hurdles to lead McDaniel at the Gulden Relays hosted by Bucknell in men's indoor track and field action on Saturday.

Nichols finished ninth in the event with a time of 9.39 seconds to lead the Green Terror in the non-scoring event. He was also the leadoff leg of the 4x60-meter shuttle hurdle relay that combined to finish fifth in a time of 37.78.

Ken Polk (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) finished 14th in the triple jump, clearing 12.53 meters. He was also a member of the shuttle relay team as well as the 4x200-meter relay, which finished sixth in a time of 1:39.97.

Eric Spioch (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and Rick Gonzalez (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills) finished 12th (10.02) and 13th (10.69), respectively, in the 60 hurdles. Both teamed with Nichols and Alex Rieser (Washington, D.C./McLean School of Maryland) in a program record for the seldom-run shuttle hurdle relay.

Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster) crossed 17th in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:22.15.

Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) and Matt Hale (Mechanicsville, Md./Chopticon) finished 17th (4:48.48) and 21st (5:19.19), respectively, in the mile.

Rieser and David Sampson (Philadelphia, Pa./Charter High School for Architecture and Design) rounded out the individuals, finishing 22nd (7.80) and 23rd (8.24), respectively, in the 60 meters.

James Ways (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) joined Shriver, Kelvey and Hale on the 4x800-meter relay with a combined time of 8:55.08.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Maryland Invitational on Saturday.

McDaniel Results: 60 Prelims: 22. Alex Rieser 7.80, 23. David Sampson 8.24; Mile: 17. Ron Shriver 4:48.48, 21. Matt Hale 5:19.19; 3,000: 17. Rob Kelvey 9:22.15; 60 Hurdles: 9. Jake Nichols 9.39, 12. Eric Spioch 10.02, 13. Rick Gonzalez 10.69; 4x200 Relay: 6. James Ways, Rieser, Gonzalez, Ken Polk 1:39.97; 4x800 Relay: 6. Ways, Shriver, Kelvey, Hale 8:55.08; 4x60 Shuttle Hurdle Relay: 5. Nichols, Gonzalez, Spioch, Rieser 37.78; Triple Jump: 14. Polk 12.53m (41-1½).

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