Five conference marks hit for Green Terror
SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster) finished eighth in the 3,000 to lead McDaniel at the Orange and Maroon Classic hosted by Susquehanna in men's indoor track and field action on Saturday.
Kelvey crossed the line in a Centennial Conference-qualifying time of 9:20.43 - one of five Green Terror athletes to hit conference marks at the non-scoring meet.
Ken Polk (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) led the way on the field side, placing 10th in the triple jump (12.04 meters) and 20th in the long jump (5.58) - both of which hit the qualifying standard.
CJ Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll) added a 18th-place showing in the 200 with a time of 2:06.77 to qualify for the conference championship.
Jake Nichols (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) rounded out the conference qualifiers with a time of 8.71 in the 55 hurdles, placing 14th in the event.
The distance medley relay of Naper, James Ways (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill), Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) and Kelvey placed fourth (11:09.10) while the 4x200-meter relay was 10th (1:39.66).
The Green Terror returns to action at the Coach I Invitational hosted by Franklin & Marshall on Saturday.
McDaniel Results: Long Jump: 20. Ken Polk 5.58m (18-3¾)*; Weight Throw: 21. Carlos Hernandez 9.32m (30-7); Shot Put: 25. Hernandez 9.70m (31-10), 32. Jake Nichols 8.99m (29-6); Triple Jump: 10. Polk 12.04m (39-6)*; 3,000: 8. Rob Kelvey 9:20.43*, 32. Matt Hale 10:39.53; 55 Hurdles Prelims: 14. Jake Nichols 8.71*; Distance Medley Relay: 4. CJ Naper, James Ways, Ron Shriver, Kelvey 11:09.10; 55 Prelims: 40. Alex Rieser 7.37, 42. David Sampson 7.38; 4x200 Relay: 10. "A" 1:39.66; Mile: 34. Shiver 4:54.84; 800: 18. Naper 2:06.77*, 39. Ways 2:13.80; 200: 44. Rieser 26.12, 49. Sampson 27.05.
* Centennial Conference qualifying standard