Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Hernandez notches first, second

Carlos Hernandez  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Carlos Hernandez 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Carlos Hernandez (Derwood, Md./Magruder) won the shot put and finished second in the discus to lead McDaniel at its own Twilight Meet in men's track and field action on Tuesday.

Hernandez dropped a 12.72-meter throw in the shot put and added a toss of 36.02 meters in the discus as part of no fewer than 10 Centennial Conference (CC) qualifiers for the Green Terror at the non-scoring meet.

Peter Merkel (Ellicott City, Md./Homeschool), Jordan Birden (Baltimore, Md./Cristo Rey Jesuit) and Nate Bell (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) also picked up individual wins.

Merkel won the 10,000 meters with a time of 35:37.24.

Bell won the discus with a toss of 38.09 meters and was third in the shot put (11.67 meters).

Birden won the high jump, clearing 1.77 meters, and was eighth in the long jump with a leap of 5.53 meters.

Jake Nichols (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) posted a second-place finish in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.94 seconds.

Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) added a second-place showing in the 10,000 with a time of 36:18.48.

James Ways (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) placed second in the javelin with a throw of 33.63 meters.

CJ Kaszuba (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) was third in the discus (33.63 meters) while Caleb Phillips (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) placed third in the 800 with a CC-qualifying time of 2:01.32.

Louis Lachman (Woodstock, Md./Marriots Ridge) finished fourth in the 400 (54.64 seconds) and ninth in the 200 (24.91).

Jason Stein (Potomac, Md./Thomas S. Wootten) crossed fourth in the 1,500 (4:55.87) and sixth in the 3,000 (10:46.38).

Matt Peterson (Littleton, Colo./Lakewood) placed fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:07.54.

Alex Murchison (Edgewood, Md./Archbishop Curley) was sixth (30.63 meters) in the discus, seventh in the shot put (9.04) and ninth in the discus (24.50) while Jeff Thompson (Salisbury, Md./Mardela) was eighth in both the shot put (8.55) and javelin (29.93).

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

McDaniel Results: 200: 9. Louis Lachman 24.91; 400: 4. Lachman 54.64*; 800: 3. Caleb Phillips 2:01.32*, 5. Matt Peterson 2:07.54; 1,500: 4. Jason Stein 4:55.87; 3,000: 6. Stein 10:46.38; 10,000: 1. Peter Merkel 35:37.24, 2. Ron Shriver 36:18.48; 110 Hurdles: 2. Jake Nichols 16.94*; High Jump: 1. Jordan Birden 1.77m (5-10)*; Long Jump: 8. Birden 5.53m (18-1 ¾)*; Shot Put: 1. Carlos Hernandez 12.72m (41-8 ¾)*, 3. Nate Bell 11.67m (38-3 ½)*, 7. Alex Murchison 9.04m (29-8), 8T. Jeff Thompson 8.55m (28- ¾); Discus: 1. Bell 38.09m (124-11)*, 2. Hernandez 36.02m (118-2)*, 3. CJ Kaszuba 33.63m (110-4)*, 9. Murchison 24.50m (80-4); Javelin: 2. James Ways 34.16m (112-1), 6. Murchison 30.63m (100-6), 8. Jeff Thompson 29.93m (98-2).

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard