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Zamostny finishes 10th in 800

Peter Merkel  2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Peter Merkel 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

FAIRFAX, Va. – Jake Zamostny (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) recorded a pair of top-10 all-time performances to lead McDaniel at the Patriot Games hosted by George Mason in men's indoor track and field action on Saturday.

Zamostny finished 10th in the 800, turning in a Centennial Conference (CC)-qualifying time of 2:00.50 at the non-scoring meet. His time ranks fourth on the Green Terror's all-time list.

Zamostny also led off the distance medley relay, joining Colin LaPenta (Morristown, N.J./Morristown), Chris Jones (Centreville, Va./Centreville) and Peter Merkel (Ellicott City, Md./Homeschool) to finish third with a time of 11:02.45. The time ranks 10th all-time.

Merkel notched the only other CC-qualifying time of the day on the track, finishing 17th in the 800 with a time of 2:02.33.

Jim Heilman (Lutherville, Md./Baltimore Lutheran), Keegan Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day), Calvin Ball (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and Kyle Crouse (Keymar, Md./Francis Scott Key) teamed to finish third in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 9:04.03.

The same quartet also all ran in the 1,000 individually. Heilman led the group in 14th with a time of 2:47.65. Duesterhaus was 20th with a time of 2:53.46 while Ball was 21st with a time of 2:57.19. Crouse finished 27th in a time of 3:24.83.

Kurt Udseth, Jr. (Westminster, Md./Westminster) finished 45th in the 200 (26.29 seconds) and 51st in the 60 (7.99).

Connor Heavner (Frederick, Md./Urbana) led the way in the field events, finishing 14th in the shot put with a CC-qualifying throw of 12.16 meters. Alex Murchison (Edgewood, Md./St. John's Prep) missed the qualifier by an inch-and-a-half, finishing 18th with a toss of 11.23 meters.

The Green Terror returns to action at the Crusader Classic hosted by Susquehanna on Saturday.

McDaniel Results: 4x800 Relay: 3. Jim Heilman, Keegan Duesterhaus, Calvin Ball, Kyle Crouse 9:04.03; 60 Prelims: 51. Kurt Udseth, Jr. 7.99; 800: 10. Jake Zamostny 2:00.50*, 17. Peter Merkel 2:02.33*; 1,000: 14. Heilman 2:47.65, 20. Duesterhaus 2:53.46, 21. Ball 2:57.19, 27. Crouse 3:24.83; 200: 45. Udseth, Jr. 26.29; Distance Medley Relay: 3. Zamostny, Colin LaPenta, Chris Jones, Merkel 11:02.45; Shot Put: 14. Connor Heavner 12.16m (39-10 ¾)*, 18. Alex Murchison 11.23m (36-10 ¼).

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard

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