Hopkins Finishes Second at Terrapin Invite
HYATSVILLE, MD- The Johns Hopkins men’s indoor track & field team led heading into the final event at the Terrapin Indoor Invitational Saturday, but was edged out by Howard and finished in second place.
Hopkins was led by Andrew Bartnett and Schaffer Ochstein, who each took home individual titles at the event, which was hosted by the University of Maryland and featured competition mostly from local Division I teams.
Howard took home the team title with 133 points, while Hopkins finished in second place with 128. Maryland (73 points), American (62 points) and Virginia Union (58 points) rounded out the top five of the 14-team event.
Bartnett continued his strong junior season with another first-place finish in the pole vault, clearing 5.10m. Alex Kossak (third place, 4.35m) Devin Conley (fourth place, 3.90m) and Matt Fischetti (fifth place, 3.75m) also finished in the top five.
Ochstein used a strong final 400m to win the 5,000m race, crossing the finish line in 15:15. The senior finished seconds ahead of his teammates Louis Levine (second place, 15:23) and Akshay Alaghatta (third place, 15:26).
David Nessenson was Hopkins’ best finisher in the shot put, coming in fourth place at 13.00m. In the long jump it was Grant Mosser (seventh place, 6.51m) and Devin Conley (ninth place, 6.44m) leading the Blue Jays.
Johns Hopkins will be back in action next Saturday when it heads to Collegeville, PA for the Frank Colden Invitational.