Pole Vaulters Lead Hopkins on Day One of Centennials
COLLEGEVILLE, PA- Five Johns Hopkins pole vaulters scored points for the team Saturday on day one of the Centennial Conference Championships to help lead the Blue Jays to first place halfway through the event. Hopkins scored 50 points on day one and lead second-place Haverford by eightteen.
Thirty-one of JHU's points came in the pole vault where Andrew Bartnett (5.00m), Alex Kossak (4.25m) and Devin Conley (3.95m) swept the first three places. Matt Fischetti (3.95m) and Benjamin Huang (3.80m) finished in fifth and sixth, respectively, to also score team points.
Schaffer Ochstein was the first Blue Jay to cross the finish line in the 5,000m run, doing so in 15:23.32. Ochstein caught two Haverford runners late in the race but was nipped by Nick Gandolfo-Lucia at the finish line.
The only other men's event Saturday was the triple jump where Grant Mosser (12.88m) and Bartnett (12.82m) combined for nine team points.
Hopkins will look to hold on to first place tomorrow and earn its fourth straight Centennial Conference crown.