April 5, 2014

Ball finishes fourth in 10K

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – Calvin Ball (Westminster, Md./Westminster) finished fourth in the 10,000 to lead McDaniel at the Millersville Metrics in men's outdoor track and field action on Saturday.

The Green Terror finished with five points to finished tied for 27th at the massive meet that included teams from Division II, Division III and junior colleges. Shippensburg won the 29-team meet with 108.5 points.

Ball moved into sixth place on the program's all-time list with his Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying time of 34:32.40 in the day's longest event.

Chris Jones (Centreville, Va./Centreville) also turned in a CC-qualifying mark on the track, finishing 12th in the 800 with a time of 2:01.78 on the windy track.

Kyle Dunn (Crofton, Md./South River) led the way in the throwing events with a pair of conference-qualifying marks. He finished 20th in the shot put with a throw of 12.69 meters and was 35th in the discus with a toss of 32.49.

Conner Heavner (Frederick, Md./Urbana) and Luis Miramontes (San Jose, Calif./San Jose) also hit the necessary mark in the discus. Heavner was 22nd with a toss of 35.77 while Miramontes finished 30th a throw of 34.19.

Miramontes also turned in a throw of 31.88 meters in the hammer to finish 32nd with the fourth-best throw in program history. He was also 42nd in the shot put (10.90) while Heavner finished 48th in the event with a toss of 10.43.

Peter Merkel (Ellicott City, Md./Homeschool) and Jim Heilman (Lutherville, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) finished 11th (16:23.66) and 21st (16:52.09), respectively, in the 5,000 meters.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational on Saturday.

Team Scores: 1. Shippensburg 108.5, 2. Indiana (Pa.) 59, 3. Lock Haven 55, 4. Hagerstown CC 46, 5. West Chester 43.5, 6. Messiah 43, 7. Prince George's CC 42.5, 8. Montgomery CC 40.5, 9. York (Pa.) 39, 10. Dickinson 29, 11. Johns Hopkins 28.5, 12. Lebanon Valley 27, 13. Adidas Garden State Track 26, 14T. Elizabethtown 24, 14T. Lincoln 24, 16T. Howard CC 22, 16T. Franklin & Marshall 22, 18T. Stevenson 22, 19. Gettysburg 16, 20. Bowie State 15, 21. Cheyney 13.5, 22. Alfred State 13, 23T. Goldey-Beacom 12, 23T. Neumann 12, 25. Albright 7, 26. ISAA 6, 27. McDaniel 5, 28. Alvernia 4.5, 29. Immaculata 1.5.

McDaniel Results: 100: 92. Aaron Ferguson 12.58; 800: 12. Chris Jones 2:01.78*, 70. Josh Miller 2:32.55; 1,500: 78. Kyle Crouse 5:08.40; 5,000: 11. Peter Merkel 16:23.66, 21. Jim Heilman 16:52.09; 10,000: 4. Calvin Ball 34:32.40*; 4x400 Relay: 19. Jones, Merkel, Kyle Dunn, Kurt Udseth, Jr. 3:48.21; Long Jump: 45. Chuck Knower 5.16m (16-11 ¼), 48. Ryan McSorley 5.00m (16-5); Shot Put: 20. Dunn 12.69m (41-7 ¾)*, 39. C.J. Kaszuba 11.08m (36-4 ¼), 40. Brandon Creyer 11.02m (36-2), 42. Luis Miramontes 10.90m (35-9 ¼), 48. Connor Heavner 10.43m (34-2 ¾), 51. David Colbert 10.24m (33-7 ¼); Discus: 22. Heavner 35.77m (117-4)*, 30. Miramontes 34.19m (112-2)*, 35. Dunn 32.49m (106-7)*, 46. Kaszuba 28.52m (93-7), 55. Colbert 26.61m (87-4); Hammer: 32. Miramontes 31.88m (104-7).

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard

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