March 21, 2009

McDaniel opens outdoor season at Howard

COLUMBIA, Md. – Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster) notched a pair of first-place finishes, including setting a meet record in the 5,000 to pace McDaniel at the Dragon Invitational hosted by Howard Community College in men’s and women’s outdoor track and field action on Saturday.

            Kelvey broke the previous mark in the 5,000 by more than a minute and half, crossing the line in a time of 15:47.00. He added a victory in the 1,500 with a time of 4:13.56.
            Roxanne Fleischer (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) added a second meet record for the Green Terror, leading the women with a victory in the 5,000. Her time of 20:01.99 bettered the previous mark by nearly 42 seconds.
            Erin Balsamo (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) added five top-8 finishes for McDaniel. Her best finish came in the shot put, placing third with a throw of 7.95 meters. She added a pair of fifth-place showings in the 100 hurdles (19.27 seconds) and javelin (17.32 meters). She tied for seventh in the high jump (1.22 meters) and finished eighth in the long jump (4.30).
            CJ Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll) added a third victory for the Green Terror, winning the 800 with a time of 2:02.58. Cody Crutchley (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) followed him across the line in a time of 2:02.66.
            Naper was third in the 1,500 (4:14.33) while Crutchley was fourth (4:16.71).
            Rick Gonzalez (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills) placed fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:00.57) while Juris Eyler (Middletown, Md./Middletown) was fifth in the 100 (11.80) and seventh in the 200 (23.71).
            Naper, Eyler, Crutchley and Gonzalez combined for a third-place finish in the 4x400 relay, crossing in a time of 3:38.85.
            The Green Terror returns to action at the Bridgewater Invitational on Saturday.
 
McDaniel Women’s Results: 200: 14. Erin Balsamo 33.18; 5,000: 1. Roxanne Fleischer 20:01.99^, 3. Rachel Griffith 21:55.88; 100 Hurdles: 5. Balsamo 19.27*; High Jump: 7T. Balsamo 1.22m; Long Jump: 8. Balsamo 4.30m; Shot Put: 3. Balsamo 7.95m, 4. Heidi Daidhizar 7.56m; Javelin: 3. Davidhizar 23.64m*, 5. Balsamo 17.32m.
 
McDaniel Men’s Results: 100 Prelims: 8q. Juris Eyler 11.81*, 14. Alex Reiser 12.39*; 100: 5. Eyler 11.80*; 200: 7. Eyler 23.71*, 20. Reiser 25.44; 400: 15. Reiser 55.90; 800: 1. C.J. Naper 2:02.58*, 2. Cody Crutchley 2:02.66*; 1,500: 1. Rob Kelvey 4:13.56*, 3. Naper 4:14.33*, 4. Crutchley 4:16.71*; 5,000: 1. Kelvey 15:47.00*^; 110 Hurdles: 6. Jake Nichols 20.34; 400 Hurdles: 4. Rick Gonzalez 1:00.57*, 9. CJ Fillippi 1:10.99; 4x400 Relay: 3. Naper, Eyler, Crutchley, Gonzalez 3:38.85.
 
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