Ball finishes second in 10K

Calvin Ball 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

BALTIMORE, Md. – Calvin Ball (Westminster, Md./Westminster) finished second in the 10,000 meters to lead McDaniel to a seventh-place finish at the Hopkins-Loyola Invitational in men's outdoor track and field action on Saturday.

Ball finished as the top collegiate runner with a time of 37:02.89 to rank ninth on the program's all-time list.

As a team, the Green Terror finished with 39.5 points. Salisbury won the 12-team invitational with 216 points.

The 4x800-meter relay of Chris Jones (Centreville, Va./Centreville), Colin LaPenta (Morristown, N.J./Morristown), Peter Merkel (Ellicott City, Md./Homeschool) and Ben Munyan (Middletown, Md./St. John's Prep) crossed second in a time of 8:40.00.

Carlos Hernandez (Derwood, Md./Magruder) led the way on the field side, finishing fourth in both the shot put (12.84 meters) and discus (39.85) – both of which hit the Centennial Conference (CC) standard.

Gary Smith hit the conference mark in the 110 hurdles, finishing 14th in a time of 19.29 seconds, and 400, crossing 10th in a time of 53.55. Smith was also 18th in the discus with a CC-qualifying throw of 31.21 meters.

Jones and LaPenta both also hit the CC standard in the 800. Jones was 13th (2:01.50) while LaPenta was 23rd (2:03.98).

Nate Bell (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) finished sixth in the discus with a toss of 39.57 meters while Chuck Kronmiller (Norristown, Pa./Methacton) was eighth in the javelin with a throw of 43.25.

Diego Weiner (Miami, Fla./Riverside Military Academy [Ga.]) finished 13th in the shot put (12.07).

Arthur Williams (Baltimore, Md./Cristo Rey Jesuit) was 13th in the 100 with a time of 11.66 seconds and was also part of the 4x100-meter relay, which finished eighth in a time of 46.45.

Jordan Birden (Baltimore, Md./Cristo Rey Jesuit) finished fifth in the high jump (1.85 meters) and 13th in the long jump (6.13).

The Green Terror returns to action at its own Twilight Meet on Wednesday. Action begins at 4:30 p.m.

Team Scores: 1. Salisbury 216, 2. Johns Hopkins 138, 3. Howard CC 111, 4. Christopher Newport 106, 5. Mary Washington 64, 6. Wesley 43.5, 7. McDaniel 39.5, 8. York (Pa.) 25, 9. Hood 21, 10. Stevenson 15, 11. Maryland 9, 12. Loyola (Md.) 4.

McDaniel Results: 4x100 Relay: 8. Carlos Thomas, Arthur Williams, James Ways, Jordan Birden 46.45; 1,500: 31. Peter Merkel 4:18.51, 48. Jason Stein 4:59.07; 110 Hurdles: 14. Gary Smith 19.29*; 100: 13. Williams 11.66*, 32. Thomas 12.49; 400: 10. Smith 53.35*; 800: 13. Chris Jones 2:01.50*, 23. Colin LaPenta 2:03.98*, 37. Stein 2:30.69; 4x800 Relay: 2. Jones, LaPenta, Merkel, Ben Munyan 8:40.00; Javelin: 8. Chuck Kronmiller 43.25m (141-11)*, 10. Andy Gilford 40.29m (132-2), 11. Smith 38.91m (127-8), 12. Ways 38.70m (127-0), 15. Diego Weiner 38.05m (124-10), 19. Alex Murchison 31.35m (102-10), 20. Kyle Andrews 27.67m (90-9), 21. Kenny Rankins 16.64m (54-7); Pole Vault: 12J. Smith 3.20m (10-6); Long Jump: 13. Birden 6.13m (20-1 ½)*, 28. Smith 5.04m (16-6 ½); High Jump: 5T. Birden 1.85m (6- ¾)*; Shot Put: 4. Carlos Hernandez 12.84m (42-1 ½)*, 11. Weiner 12.07m (39-7 ¼)*, 20. Murchison 10.42m (34-2 ¼), 21. Andrews 10.33m (33-10 ¾), 23. Rankins 9.59m (31-5 ¾); Discus: 4. Hernandez 39.85m (130-9)*, 6. Nate Bell 39.57m (129-10)*, 18. Smith 31.21m (102-5)*, 23. Murchison 27.20m (89-3), 25. Ranklins 22.38m (73-5); 10,000: 2. Calvin Ball 37:02.89.

* Centennial Conference qualifying standard

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