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Jake Nichols © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Nichols leads McDaniel at Millersville with career best in decathlon

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – Jake Nichols (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) finished fifth in the decathlon to lead McDaniel at the Millersville Metrics in men's outdoor track and field action on Saturday and Sunday.

The junior notched the Green Terror's top individual finish with a personal-best score of 5041 at the non-scoring meet.

Nichols best placefinish came in the final event, where he turned in a personal-best time of 4:52.14 to finish third in the 1,500. He finished fourth in the 400 (53.54 seconds) and javelin (39.02 meters)

Ken Polk (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur), Fonati Quinn (Gaithersburg, Md./Richard Montgomery), Trevor Crest (Baltimore, Md./Episcopal) and Juris Eyler (Middletown, Md./Middletown) combined to record a fourth-place showing in the 4x100-meter relay, registering a time of 45.21.

Quinn added the top single-event individual finish for McDaniel, placing fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 13.45 meters. Polk added a top-10 showing in the same event, leaping 11.90 meters to earn the squad a pair of Centennial Conference (CC) in the event.

Quinn added a second qualifier, finishing 11th in the long jump with a distance of 6.03 meters.

Eyler hit a pair of CC marks in the sprints, finishing 11th in the 400 (51.11 seconds) and 24th in the 100 (11.95).

The Green Terror added a pair of 14th-place showing in the two hurdles events. Eric Spioch (Westminster, Md./Westminster) hit the CC mark with a time of 18.88 seconds in the 110 while Rick Gonzalez (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills) posted a CC-qualifying time of 1:00.48 in the 400.

Jake Zamostny (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) rounded out the qualifiers on the track with a 23rd-place showing in the 800 (2:00.64).

Nate Bell (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) finished 15th in the discus, hitting the CC mark at 35.79 meters while Eric Klugh (Millersville, Pa./Penn Manor) was 16th in the javelin with a hurl of 46.87.

Chuck Kronmiller (Norristown, Pa./Methacton) qualified in both throws, finishing 18th in the javelin (42.38) and 20th in the discus (32.39).

Ron Shriver (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) added a top-10 showing in his debut in the steeplechase, finishing ninth in a time of 11:38.61.

The Green Terror returns to action at its own Twilight Meet on Wednesday. Action begins at 4 p.m.

McDaniel Results: 110 Hurdles: 14. Eric Spioch 18.88*; 3,000 Steeplechase: 9. Ron Shriver 11:38.61; 4x100 Relay: 4. Ken Polk, Fonati Quinn, Trevor Crest, Juris Eyler 45.21; 400: 11. Eyler 51.11*, 19. Crest 55.14; 100: 24. Eyler 11.95*, 29. Alex Rieser 12.34; 800: 23. Jake Zamostny 2:00.64*, 36. Shriver 2:12.31; 400 Hurdles: 14. Rick Gonzalez 1:00.48*; Javelin: 16. Eric Klugh 46.87m (153-9)*, 18. Kronmiller 42.38m (139-0)*, 19. Nate Bell 41.60m (136-5), 21. Cody Shives 35.20m (115-6), 23. James Ways 29.55m (96-11); Shot Put: 11. Bell 11.55m (37-10 ¾), 13. Chuck Kronmiller 10.87m (35-8); Discus: 15. Bell 35.79m (117-5)*, 20. Kronmiller 32.39m (106-3)*; Long Jump: 11. Quinn 6.03m (19-9 ½)*, 20. Polk 5.48m (17-11 ¾), 27. Spioch 4.69m (15-4 ¾); Triple Jump: 5. Quinn 13.45m (44-1 ½)*, 9. Polk 11.90m (39- ½)*; Decathlon: 5. Jake Nichols 5041 (100: 7. 11.96 (659), Long Jump: 8. 5.52m (18-1 ½) (485), Shot Put: 6. 9.48m (31-1 ¼) (454), High Jump: 7T. 1.60m (5-3) (464), 400: 4. 53.54 (659), 110 Hurdles: 6. 18.22 (503), Discus: 6. 22.21m (72-10) (314), Pole Vault: 5. 3.45m (11-3 ¾) (469), Javelin: 4. 39.02m (128-0) (428), 1500: 3. 4:52.14 (606)).

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