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Relay finishes eighth

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

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Keegan Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) anchored the 4x800-meter relay to an eighth-place finish at the 2014 Centennial Conference men's indoor track and field championship hosted by Haverford on Saturday and Sunday.

As a team, the Green Terror scored one point to finish ninth. Johns Hopkins won the team crown easily outdistancing Haverford, 204-138.

Duesterhaus ran down Ursinus over the final 100 meters to give the quartet an eighth-place finish with a time of 8:32.34. Chris Jones (Centreville, Va./Centreville), Colin LaPenta (Morristown, N.J./Morristown) and Jim Heilman (Lutherville, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) joined Duesterhaus on the relay.

Duesterhaus, LaPenta and Heilman also joined Calvin Ball (Westminster, Md./Westminster) to run the distance medley relay earlier in the day, finishing ninth with a time of 11:43.68.

Individually, Jones was 11th in the 800 with a time of 2:04.52 while Heilman was 21st in the mile with a time of 4:46.64.

Alex Murchison (Edgewood, Md./St. John's Prep) led a quintet a throwers in the shot put, finishing 10th with a throw of 11.69 meters and missing out on the finals by one place.

Luis Miramontes (San Jose, Calif./San Jose) was 12th (11.44 meters) while C.J. Kaszuba (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional was 15th (11.37). Connor Heavner (Frederick, Md./Urbana) and Brandon Creyer (Blanton, Pa./Fleetwood Area) rounded out the group in 18th (10.87) and 19th (10.72) places, respectively.

Loi Nguyen (Crofton, Md./South River) was the only Green Terror competitor who competed on Saturday, finishing 13th in the triple jump with a jump of 11.65 meters.

The Green Terror opens the outdoor season at the Battleground Relays hosted by Mary Washington on Mar. 21-22.

Team Scores: 1. Johns Hopkins 204, 2. Haverford 138, 3. Dickinson 104, 4. Franklin & Marshall 64, 5. Ursinus 62, 6. Muhlenberg 53, 7. Gettysburg 51, 8. Swarthmore 23, 9. McDaniel 1.

McDaniel Results: 800: 11. Chris Jones 2:04.52; Mile: 21. Jim Heilman 4:46.64; 4x800 Relay: 8. Jones, Colin LaPenta, Heilman, Keegan Duesterhaus 8:32.34; Distance Medley Relay: 9. Duesterhaus, LaPenta, Heilman, Calvin Ball 11:43.68; Triple Jump: 13. Loi Nguyen 11.65m (38-2 ¾); Shot Put: 10. Alex Murchison 11.69m (38-4 ¼), 12J. Luis Miramontes 11.44m (37-6 ½), 15. CJ Kaszuba 11.37m (37-3 ¾), 18. Connor Heavner 10.87m (35-8), 19. Brandon Creyer 10.72m (35-2).