Sprinters shine in final prep

Jake Nichols © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

McDaniel wins 4x200 in final action before conferences

CARLISLE, Pa. – James Ways (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) anchored the winning 4x200-meter relay and finished second in the 300 to lead McDaniel to a sixth-place finish at the DuCharme Invitational hosted by Dickinson in men's indoor track and field action on Saturday.

The Green Terror amassed 42 points at the 19-team meet. Dickinson won its own invitational with 110 points, outdistancing Keystone and Gettysburg by 36 points.

Ways wrapped up the quartet that completed the 800 meters in a time of 1:36.18, joining Joe Rollins (Temple Hills, Md./Surratsville), Jerome Hill (Baltimore, Md./Northwestern) and Trevor Crest (Baltimore, Md./Episcopal).

Ways was second in the 300 with a time of 37.62 – 0.27 seconds off the pace of the race winner Brandon Barrett (Merchant Marine). Juris Eyler (Middletown, Md./Middletown) followed Ways across with a time of 38.14.

Jake Nichols (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) finished sixth in the 55 hurdles finals with a time of 8.55 seconds after qualifying for the finals with the same time, which was fifth in the preliminaries. Nichols was also 12th in the pole vault, clearing 3.35 meters. Both marks hit Centennial Conference (CC) standards.

Hill was ninth in the 55 prelims with a time of 6.77 seconds, missing the finals by 0.04 seconds. Rollins was 11th in the same event with a time of 6.80. Crest rounded out the trio of event qualifiers in 23rd (6.99).

Rollins added a third-place showing in the long jump, leaping a CC-qualifying distance of 6.29 meters.

C.J. Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll) crossed fourth in the 800 with a time of 2:01.11.

Ken Polk (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) finished fifth in the triple jump, hitting the CC standard with a jump of 11.97 meters.

The Green Terror returns to action at the CC Championships hosted by Haverford on Saturday.

Team Scores: 1. Dickinson 110, 2T. Keystone 74, 2T. Gettysburg 74, 4. Merchant Marine 68.5, 5. Hood 50, 6. McDaniel 42, 7. Washington and Lee 37, 8. Harcum 36, 9. Delaware Valley 35, 10T. Catholic 29, 10T. DeSales 29, 12. Medgar Evans 26, 13. Eastern Mennonite 22, 14. Stevenson 19, 15. Goucher 15, 16. Widener 10, 17. Penn State-Berks 6, 18. Howard CC 5.5, 19. Thaddeus Stevens 1.

McDaniel Results: 55 Hurdles Prelims: 5q. Jake Nichols 8.55*, 16. Rick Gonzalez 9.73*; 55 Hurdles Finals: 6. Nichols 8.55*; 55 Prelims: 9. Jerome Hill 6.77*, 11. Joe Rollins 6.80*, 23. Trevor Crest 6.99*, 40. Alex Rieser 7.18, 41. Chuck Kronmiller 7.25; 4x200 Relay: 1. Rollins, Hill, Crest, James Ways 1:36.18, 9. "B" 1:40.65; 300: 2. Ways 37.62, 3. Juris Eyler 38.14, 10. Gonzalez 40.10, 13. Rieser 40.49, 18. Daveed Sumpter 43.43; 800: 4. C.J. Naper 2:01.11*, 17. Ron Shriver 2:10.50; Long Jump: 3. Rollins 6.29m (20-7 ¾)*, 18. Ken Polk 5.18m (17-0), 23. Danny Scott 4.77m (15-7 ¾); Triple Jump: 5. Polk 11.97m (39-3 ¼)*, 11T. Scott 10.76m (35-3 ¾), 11T. Crest 10.76m (35-3 ¾); Pole Vault: 12. Nichols 3.35m (11-0)*; Shot Put: 20. Carlos Hernandez 11.21m (36-9 ½), 21. Nate Bell 11.18m (36-8 ¼), 24. Kronmiller 10.75m (35-3 ¼), 38. Nick Smith 9.59m (31-5 ¾).

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard

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