Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Nichols leads McDaniel at CC Championship

CJ Naper © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
CJ Naper © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror finishes ninth as team

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Jake Nichols (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) was a part of all three McDaniel points, leading the squad to a ninth-place showing at the 2010 Centennial Conference (CC) men's outdoor track and field championship hosted by Swarthmore on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Dickinson won its first outdoor track and field championship, snapping Haverford's 16-year stranglehold on the team title with 172 points. The Fords finished second with 142 points.

Nichols opened the weekend for the Green Terror with an eighth-place showing in the decathlon, scoring 4,480 points. His best showing was a second-place finish in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.94 seconds. He added four other fourth-place showings, including a 4:58.42 in the 1500, in the 10 events over the first two days.

Nichols was also a part of a pair of eighth-place relay teams. He joined Rick Gonzalez (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills), Eric Spioch (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and Louis Lachman (Columbia, Md./Resevoir) on a 4x100-meter relay that posted a time of 46.88 seconds to open the day on Sunday before teaming with CJ Naper (New Windsor, Md./South River), Kevin Bowman (Westminster, Md./Brunswick) and Torin Lehman (Sitka, Alaska/Sitka) to close the meet with a time of 3:34.65 in the 4x400.

Naper, Bowman, Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) and Lehmann finished ninth in the 4x800-meter relay to close the day on Saturday with a time of 8:12.47.

Individually, Nichols just missed the finals in the 110 hurdles, finishing ninth with a time of 16.92 seconds.

Bowman and Naper finished 11th (4:04.41) and 12th (4:04.82), respectively, in the 1,500. Both missed scoring in the event by less than a second.

Carlos Hernandez (Derwood, Md./Magruder) and Nate Bell (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) finished 13th (34.81 meters) and 18th (31.57), respectively, in the discus while Chuck Kronmiller (Norristown, Pa./Methacton) was 15th in the javelin (31.57).

The Green Terror returns to action at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet on May 10.

Team Results: 1. Dickinson 172, 2. Haverford 142, 3. Muhlenberg 118, 4. Ursinus 112, 5. Johns Hopkins 91, 6. Gettysburg 80, 7. Franklin & Marshall 77, 8. Swarthmore 22, 9. McDaniel 3.

McDaniel Results: Decathlon: 8. Jake Nichols 4480 [100: 5. 12.13; Long Jump: 7. 5.38m (17-8); Shot Put: 4. 9.70m (31-10); High Jump: NH; 400: 4. 53.69; 110 Hurdles: 2. 16.94; Discus: 8. 23.39m (75-9); Pole Vault: 4. 3.06m (10-½); Javelin: 7. 35.00m (114-10); 1500: 4. 4:58.42]; 110 Hurdles: 9. Nichols 16.92, 16. Eric Spioch 18.38; Discus: 13. Carlos Hernandez 34.81m (114-2), 18. Nate Bell 31.57m (103-7); 4x800 Relay: 9. CJ Naper, Kevin Bowman, Ron Shriver, Torin Lehmann 8:12.47; Javelin: 15. Chuck Kronmiller 46.32m (152-0); 4x100 Relay: 8. Rick Gonzalez, Nichols, Spioch, Louis Lachman 46.88; 1500: 11. Bowman 4:04.41, 12. Naper 4:04.82; 4x400 Relay: 8. Naper, Bowman, Nichols, Lehmann 3:34.65.