McDaniel sends handful to Messiah

Nichols keys Green Terror showing in decathlon

GRANTHAM, Pa. – Jake Nichols (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) finished sixth in the decathlon to lead a group of four McDaniel athletes at the Messiah Invitational in men’s track and field action on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Nichols’ sixth-place showing earned the Green Terror three points in the team standings.

Nichols best finishes came in the shot put and 110 hurdles, where he placed second. He recorded a toss of 9.77 meters in the shot put before turning in a time of 17.09 seconds in the 110 hurdles – 0.34 seconds behind the event winner.

He was also third in the 1,500 with a time of 5:16.14 and fourth in both the discus (24.38 meters) and 100 (12.10 seconds).

Kevin Bowman (Westminster, Md./Brunswick) and Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster) finished 13th (4:22.66) and 17th (4:27.20), respectively, in the 1,500 while Eric Spioch (Westminster, Md./Westminster) rounded out the McDaniel competitors, crossing 16th in the 110 hurdles (18.37 seconds) and placing 19th in the long jump (4.98 meters).

The Green Terror returns to action at the Mason-Dixon Invitational hosted by Gettysburg on Saturday.

Team Scores: 1. York (Pa.) 139, 2. Messiah 131.5, 3. Dickinson 106, 4. Mary Washington 92, 5. Juniata 68.5, 6. Elizabethtown 53, 7. Delaware Valley 43, 8. Thaddeus Stevens 42, 9. Hagerstown CC 38, 10. Albright 34, 11T. Gettysburg 32, 11T. Catholic 32, 13. Goucher 24, 14. McDaniel 3

McDaniel Results: 1,500: 13. Kevin Bowman 4:22.66, 17. Rob Kelvey 4:27.20; 110 Hurdles: 16. Eric Spioch 18.37*; Long Jump: 19. Spioch 4.98m (16-4¼); Decathlon: 6. Jake Nichols 4,388.

Decathlon Results: 100: 4. Nichols 12.10; Long Jump: 7. Nichols 5.14m (16-10½); Shot Put: 2. Nichols 9.77m (32-¾); High Jump: 6. Nichols 1.48m (4-10¼); 400: 6. Nichols 56.46; 110 Hurdles: 2. Nichols 17.09; Discus: 4. Nichols 24.38m (80-0); Pole Vault: 6T. Nichols 2.45m (8-½); Javelin: 6. Nichols 29.34m (96-3); 1,500: 3. Nichols 5:16.14.

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard

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