JHU Places Third at Terrapin Invitational
LANDOVER, MD - The Johns Hopkins men's indoor track team totaled 94.5 points to place third at the University of Maryland's Terrapin Invitational at the Prince George's Sports Complex on Saturday. Hampton University placed first with 128 points, while UMBC (111.5 points), Maryland (82) and Virginia Union (60) rounded out the top five in the final team scoring in the 13-team field.
The Blue Jays got off to a quick start with a first-place finish and three scorers in the 5,000-meter run. Tyler Wolfe cruised through to a victory with a time of 15:15.91, just under seven seconds ahead of the runner-up. Hopkins also got a sixth-place finish from Geoffrey Kazlow (15:56.15) and a seventh-place showing from Louis Levine (15:59.03) to accumulate 17 team points in the first event of the day.
Johns Hopkins added 15 points in the polo vault as a first-place finish from Andrew Bartnett (4.5-meters) was complemented by Alex Kossack's fourth-place showing (4.05-meters).
In addition to the above events, which included the first-place finishes, head coach Bobby Van Allen's team had several other strong performances that helped the team to the second-place finish. Among the other top efforts:
After opening with three scorers in the 5,000, Hopkins added three scorers in the 3,000 late in the meet with Stefan Arnold (4th / 8:54.82), John McMullin (5th / 8:57.08) and Brandon Fielder (8th / 9:09.02) combining to earn 10 points.
JHU scored 13 points in the distance medley relay as the Blue Jays grabbed second and fourth place. Hopkins' top team of John McMullin, Zach Shelley, Colton Takata and Chanon Tuntivate clocked in at 11:00.51 to place second.
Eleven valuable points came in the one-mile run as Andrew Carey (2nd / 4:16.81), Tom Pavarini (7th / 4:24.57) and Andrew Ceruzzi (8th / 4:29.29) all placed in the top eight in a field of more than 25 competitors. Carey set the pace early in the race, but Maryland's Dan Trettel edged him down the stretch. Hopkins' three finishers in the top eight were the only non-Division I finishers in the top 10.
A runner-up finish in the high jump from Ryan Walsh (1.93 meters) was good for eight points, while Devin Conley tied for sixth in the event and grabbed 2.5 points of his own with a jump of 1.83 meters.
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