In Annapolis, Mount Airy's Zamostny strides to program record for McDaniel track
Jan 19, 2014 | 11:04 AM
Mount Airy resident Jake Zamostny broke his own McDaniel College program record in the 1,000-meter to lead McDaniel at the Naval Academy in Annapolis on Saturday in men's indoor track and field action.
The Green Terror finished fourth at the five-team meet with 27 points, but defeated the only other Division III team in the field, Catholic, by 13 points.
Navy finished with 256 points to win by 150 points over UMBC. Delaware State rounded out the quintet with 74 points.
Zamostny, a graduate of South Carroll High School, finished sixth in the 1,000 with a time of 2:35.39 to top his previous record by nearly two seconds.
Peter Merkel, of Ellicott City and Mount Hebron High School, also turned in a personal-best time, finishing fifth in the mile with a Centennial Conference qualifying time of 4:30.71 to move into fifth place on the program's all-time list.
Jim Heilman of Lutherville, a graduate of Baltimore Lutheran, joined Merkel on the top-10 list in the mile with a conference-qualifying time of 4:41.93 to move into 10th place all-time.
Loi Nguyen and Kyle Dunn, both Crofton residents who graduated from South River High School, and Connor Heavner of Frederick, rounded out the conference-qualifying marks on the day for McDaniel
Nguyen finished fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 12.07 meters while Dunn was fourth in the shot put with a hurl of 12.61 meters. Heavner finished fifth in the shot put with a toss of 11.84 meters.
Nguyen was also sixth in the long jump (5.39 meters) while Dunn was eighth (4.73).
Chris Jones of Centreville, and Jason Stein of Potomac finished seventh (2:50.09) and eighth (3:17.10) in the 1,000, respectively.