Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Butler finishes fourth in javelin

Chuck Kronmiller  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Chuck Kronmiller 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

BALTIMORE, Md. – Woody Butler (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) finished fourth in the javelin to lead McDaniel to a 10th-place finish at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational in men's outdoor track and field action on Saturday.

The Green Terror netted 13 points on the day. Johns Hopkins won the meet with 183 points.

Butler recorded a throw of 52.79 meters to have the first of two McDaniel scorers in the javelin. Chuck Kronmiller (Norristown, Pa./Methacton) was sixth in the event with a toss of 47.64 meters. The duo accounted for two of the Green Terror's six Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying efforts on the day.

Butler also hit the CC marks in the shot put (12.42) with a 13th-place showing and the discus (34.80) with a 17th-place finish.

Jake Nichols (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) added a pair of qualifying marks, finishing 10th in the pole vault (3.66) and 22nd in the discus (33.47). He was also 21st in the javelin (34.54) and 25th in the shot put (10.70).

Kromiller hit the CC mark in the discus as well with a throw of 31.12 meters.

Nichols and Butler joined Louis Lachman (Woodstock, Md./Marriots Ridge) and Jordan Birden (Baltimore, Md./Cristo Rey Jesuit) to finish eighth in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 45.97 seconds.

Nichols also joined Matthew Peterson (Littleton, Colo./Lakewood), Peter Merkel (Ellicott City, Md./Homeschool) and Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) to finish fifth in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 8:38.75.

Lachman finished 38th in the 200 with a time of 24.36 seconds.

Shriver was 29th in the 800 (2:10.00) while Merkel and Peterson were 24th (4:18.16) and 32nd (4:32.00), respectively, in the 1,500.

Shriver was also 26th in the javelin with a throw of 30.37 meters.

Jason Stein (Potomac, Md./Thomas S. Wootton) rounded out the track competitors with a 36th-place finish in the 1,500 (4:57.28).

James Ways (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) finished 16th in the javelin with a toss of 38.07 meters.

Kyle Dunn (Crofton, Md./South River) was 25th in the shot put (10.70) and 35th in the discus (25.79).

Alexander Murchison (Edgewood, Md./Archbishop Curley) was 29th in the shot put (9.50) and 32nd in the discus (28.51) while Jeff Thompson (Salisbury, Md./Mardela) was 28th in the javelin (27.06) and 37th in the discus (19.57).

The Green Terror returns to action at its own home twilight meet on Tuesday. Action begins at 4 p.m.

Team Scores: 1. Johns Hopkins 183, 2. Salisbury 169.5, 3. Rowan 116, 4. Christopher Newport 81, 5. Washington and Lee 65, 6. Frostburg 56, 7. Keystone 39.5, 8. Mary Washington 33, 9. York (Pa.) 32.5, 10. McDaniel 13, 11. TCPVC 5.5.

McDaniel Results: 200: 38T. Louis Lachman 24.36; 800: 29. Ron Shriver 2:10.00; 1,500: 24. Peter Merkel 4:18.16, 32. Matt Peterson 4:32.00, 36. Jason Stein 4:57.28; 4x100 Relay: 8. Jake Nichols, Woody Butler, Lachman, Jordan Birden 45.97; 4x800 Relay: 5. Peterson, Nichols, Merkel, Shriver 8:38.75; Pole Vault: 10J. Nichols 3.66m (12-0)*; Shot Put: 13. Butler 12.42m (40-9)*, 25T. Nichols 10.70m (35-1 ¼), 25T. Kyle Dunn 10.70m (35-1 ¼), 29. Alex Murchison 9.50m (31-2); Discus: 17. Butler 34.80m (114-2)*, 22. Nichols 33.47m (109-10)*, 27. Chuck Kronmiller 31.12m (102-1)*, 32. Murchison 28.51m (93-6), 35. Dunn 25.79m (84-7), 37. Jeff Thompson 19.57m (64-2); Javelin: 4. Butler 52.79m (173-2)*, 6. Kronmiller 47.64m (156-3)*, 16. James Ways 38.07m (124-11), 21. Nichols 34.54m (113-4), 26. Shriver 30.37m (99-8), 27. Murchison 29.69m (97-5), 28. Thompson 27.06m (88-9).

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard