The York College Track & Field teams competed at the NCCAA Outdoor Championships this past weekend in Rome, Georgia. Highlighting the weekend was Joseph Ventry (JR/Omaha, Neb) as he placed fourth in the high jump (6-6) and sixth in the triple jump (45-4.5).
Mason Held (FR/West Fork, Ark) finish seventh in the 400 meter dash after winning his preliminary heat. His time was 49.24 in the final. He just missed qualifying for the NAIA Outdoor Championships with his fastest time of the season 48.56; 48.50 was the automatic qualifying time.
The men's 4x800 relay finished sixth with a time of 7:51.98. The runners were Matthew Gastineau (SR/Hershey, Neb), Mason Held, Brennan Jarvis (JR/Colorado Springs, Colo), and Caleb Magner (SO/York, Neb).
Corey Holmes (JR/Colorado Springs, Colo) finished just outside the top eight in the javelin as his throw of 155-4 was good enough for ninth.
The 4x400 relay team just missed out on the finals by half a second as they ran a 3:24.57. runners consisted of Peyton Horton (SO/Centralia, Mo), Jarvis, Magner, and Held.
Brandin Fry (JR/West Fork, Ark) had bad luck in the decathlon as he reinjured his foot during the long jump. Going into the long jump he was sitting in third place overall in the decathlon.
The team finished 16 out of 24 teams.
On the women's side the Panthers had three competitors in the Heptathlon. Ashley Dugan (SO/Spring Hill, Fla) finished in seventh, with Camery Nielsen (SO/Bradshaw, Neb) finishing in ninth. Jaimee Stutz (SR/Bloomington, Calif) withdrew due to injury.
Dugan finished in third in both the shot put and long jump. Nielsen had her top finish of third in the high jump.
The men's 4x800 relay is still active as they will compete in the NAIA Outdoor Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama May 26-28.