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Men's Track Team Has Firm Lead After Day Two of Conference Championships

Senior Michael Spadaro took home the crown in the decathlon, winning eight of the ten events and securing 6273 points
May 2, 2015

ALLENTOWN, PA - Michael Spadaro won the decathlon and Andrew Bartnett dominated the pole vault, vaulting the Johns Hopkins men's track team to the top of the Centennial Conference Championship scoreboard, as it leads with 98 points through the first two days.

Spadaro tallied 6273 points in the decathlon, winning eight of the 10 events, en route to a first place finish. Bartnett continued his impressive season in the pole vault, winning with a mark of 5.00m (16-4.75), nearly three feet better than the second and third place finishers, teammates Paul Vozzo and Alex Kossak (4.10m 13-5.25).

Alex Nattichia finished second in the long jump with a mark of 6.88m (22-7.00) and Spadaro finished third with a jump that covered 6.71m (22-00.25). In the high jump, Ryan Walsh topped out at 1.98m (6-6.00).

Freshman Zach Jacobson posted a solid mark in the discus, finishing third with a throw of 44.28m (145-03). Teammate Mitchell Keller placed sixth with a mark of 42.21m (138-06).

In the men's 10000 meter run, the pair of Austin Stecklair and Schaffer Ochstein finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Stecklair finished with a time of 32:05.53, while Ochstein was right behind at 32:07.55.



In the 3000 meter steeplechase, John McMullin, Stecklair and Billy Scola finished fourth, fifth and eighth, respectively. McMullin crushed his standing personal-best of 10:17.40 with a Hopkins freshman-best time of 9:36.69. Stecklair's time of 9:39.89 nabbed him fifth, while Scola turned in a 9:53.41 performance.

Florian Pontani qualified for the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 58.53 in the preliminaries, while Nattichia qualified in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.56.

In the 800 meter run, Hopkins had three guys qualify for tomorrow's finals as Trevor Holmgren, Andrew Carey and Sam Gottuso will all head to tomorrow's finals. Teammate Daniel Camous qualified for the finals in the 400 meter dash, posting a qualifying time of 50.31.