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Hopkins Routs Competition at Frank Colden Invite

Devin Conley was the winner in the high jump at the Frank Colden Invitational Saturday.
Feb. 7, 2016

COLLEGEVILLE, PA- The Johns Hopkins men’s indoor track & field team competed at the Frank Colden Invitational Saturday. The event was hosted by Ursinus College at the Floy Lewis Bakes Center.

Hopkins blew away its competition in the 18-team event. The Blue Jays totaled 168 points, almost 50 more than second-place Wesley (120). Stockton (71.5), Widener (62) and Ursinus (46) rounded out the top five. 

A pair of Hopkins men took home first-place finishes in field events. Andrew Bartnett picked up where he left off last weekend, winning another pole vault crown. The junior leaped 5.00m to earn the win. Bartnett’s teammate, Devin Conley was the winner in the high jump, with a jump of 1.85m.

Dominic Yared narrowly edged out a runner from Wesley to win the 800m run. The freshman crossed the finish line in 1:57.64, one-hundreth of a second faster than William Taylor who took home second-place honors. Additionally, Yared's mark broke the school freshman record. 

Another bright spot for the Blue Jays was the 3000m run. The first eight finishers all wore a Hopkins uniform, led by John McMullin (first, 8:44.65), Schaffer Ochstein (second, 8:44.71) and Charles Thornton (third, 8:48.67).

Johns Hopkins’ 4x800 relay team won its race in 8:11.09. The quartet of Tom Reinhart, Kevin Peters, Colton Takata and Scott Pourshalchi finished more than eight seconds ahead of the second place team from Wesley.