April 26, 2006
BALTIMORE - Numerous athletes turned in standout performances for the Johns Hopkins men's track and field team on Saturday and Sunday (April 22-23) at the Widener Invitational, hosted by Widener University in Chester, Pa.
In field events, Hopkins got solid outings from Matt Trachtenberg and Peter Li. Trachtenberg posted a fifth-place finish in the high jump with a leap of 5'10" and the second spot in the pole vault with a height of 14 feet. Trachtenberg's pole vault performance was the best among Hopkins athletes this season. Li, the owner of the school's freshman shot put record, added his second throw of 13 meters or better this season with a toss of 13.10m (42'11"). In the discus throw, Li threw for a distance of 117'9", good for fourth place.
On the track, Tristan Thomas turned in a fourth place finish in the 100 meter dash (11.48) and reached the sixth spot among collegians in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.47. Thomas's 200 time is Hopkins' top time this season.
Other top performers include Shane Olaleye in the 400 meter dash (50.63, third), Patrick Brandon in the 5,000 meter run (15:09.73, ninth) and James Shim in the long jump (19'11", fifth).