Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Jones wins 800

Chris Jones (c) 2014 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Chris Jones (c) 2014 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Chris Jones (Centreville, Va./Centreville) won the 800 to lead McDaniel at the McDaniel Twilight Meet in men's outdoor track and field on Wednesday.

Jones finished with a time of 1:59.91 to record one of two Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying standards on the track.

Peter Merkel (Ellicott City, Md./Homeschool) notched the other one, finishing second in the 1,500 with a time of 4:11.36. Jim Heilman (Lutherville, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) was also fifth in the event with a time of 4:19.87.

Calvin Ball (Westminster, Md./Westminster) added a second-place showing in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:40.12.

Connor Heavner (Frederick, Md./Urbana) and Chuck Knower (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) led the way in the field events, winning the discus (116-11) and javelin (36.02 meters), respectively.

Heavner was one of three McDaniel throwers to hit the CC mark in the discus. Alex Murchison (Edgewood, Md./St. John's Prep) finished second (111-4) while Luis Miramontes (San Jose, Calif./San Jose) was third (105-8).

Heavner was also third in the shot put to lead a group of six qualifiers in the event with a throw of 12.54 meters.

C.J. Kaszuba (Manahawkin, N.J./Manahawkin) was fourth (12.42 meters) while Kyle Dunn (Crofton, Md./South River) was sixth (12.15). Brandon Creyer (Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood Area) finished tied for eighth with a throw of 11.69 while Miramontes (10th, 11.65) and Murchison (11th, 11.38) rounded out the group.

Jordan Birden (Baltimore, Md./Cristo Rey Jesuit) placed third in the high jump, clearing 1.75 meters. He was also fourth in the long jump with a CC-qualifying throw of 5.73 meters.

Ryan McSorley (Marmora, N.J./Ocean City) rounded out qualifiers, finishing fourth in the high jump (1.65).

Kevin Rosenthal (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) added a third-place showing in the javelin (34.88 meters).

The Green Terror returns to action at the CC Championship hosted by Swarthmore on May 2-4.

McDaniel Results: 1,500: 2. Peter Merkel 4:11.36*, 5. Jim Heilman 4:19.87, 14. Kyle Crouse 5:04.01; 100: 16. Aaron Ferguson 12.34, 18. Ryan McSorley 12.38; 400: 9. Keegan Duesterhaus 56.21, 10. Kurt Udseth, Jr. 57.09; 800: 1. Chris Jones 1:59.91*, 15. Josh Miller 2:23.57, 18. Harry Nitzberg 2:34.51; 5,000: 2. Calvin Ball 16:40.12; High Jump: 3. Jordan Birden 1.75m*, 4T. McSorley 1.65m*; Long Jump: 4. Birden 5.73m*, 7. Ferguson 5.30m, 10. Loi Nguyen 5.11m; Shot Put: 3. Connor Heavner 12.54m*, 4. CJ Kaszuba 12.42m*, 6. Kyle Dunn 12.15m*, 8T. Brandon Creyer 11.69m*, 10. Luis Miramontes 11.65m*, 11. Alex Murchison 11.38m*, 15. David Colbert 10.25m, 16. Kevin Rosenthal 10.02m, 20. McSorley 9.50m; Discus: 1. Heavner 116-11*, 2. Murchison 111-4*, 3. Miramontes 105-8*, 8. Chuck Knower 91-7; Javelin: 1. Knower 36.02m, 3. Rosenthal 34.88m, 5. McSorley 34.22m, 6. Heavner 32.68m, 7. Kyle Andrews 32.07m.

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard