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Men's Track Kicks Season Off With Good Showings

Jesse Poore and the rest of the men's 4x200 meter relay team had a record-setting performance at the Raleigh Relays
March 28, 2015

Complete Results

BALTIMORE, MD - The Johns Hopkins men's outdoor track and field team got its season off to a good start with a solid showings at the Raleigh Relays and Maryland Invitational this weekend.

Down in Raleigh, NC the men's 4x200 meter relay team set a new school record, as the group of Jesse Poore, Justin Grant, Dan Camous and Alex Naticchia finished with a time of 1:31.47. The previous school record was 1:32.12 set in 2004.

Competing in the outdoor pole vault for the first time this season, sophomore Andrew Bartnett battled cold, windy conditions and finished first, vaulting over a height of 5.00m (16-4.75) on his first attempt of the day.

Meanwhile, at the Maryland Invitational, Billy Scola finished third in the 3000 meter steeplechase, earning six points for the Jays.

Teammates Panth Patel and Akshay Alaghatta finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 5000 meter run.

In the 800 meter run, Trevor Holmgren finished fourth while Sam Gottuso finished eighth. Combined, the duo earned eight points for Hopkins.

Jed McMullin finished seventh in the 3000 meter run for the Jays. Tom Boucher finished fifth in the javelin throw with a mark of 48.08m (157-09).