Bartnett Wins Polo Vault, Hopkins Takes Day One Lead at CC Championships
2016 Centennial Conference Outdoor Track Championships - Live Results
CARLISLE, PA - Junior Andrew Bartnett won his third consecutive Centennial Conference polo vault championship to lead the way for the Johns Hopkins men's track team on day one of the Centennial Outdoor Track Championships at Dickinson College on Friday.
Bartnett's title helped the Blue Jays total 34 points through two completed events and Johns Hopkins currently sits in first place. Haverford (21 points) and Dickinson (11) round out the top three in the team standings.
Bartnett, the reigning national runner-up in the pole vault, needed to make just one jump to earn his third straight CC title in the event as he passed on every height until all other competitors had been eliminated and then easily cleared 4.66m.
Bartnett's first-place finish led a one-through-four finish for the Blue Jays as Alex Kossak (4.51M), Devin Conley (4.21m) and Benjamin Huang (4.06m) finished second through fourth to help Hopkins earn 29 team points in the event.
The other completed event on day one was the 10,000 meter run and the Blue Jays grabbed five more points in the team standings on the strength of a fourth-place showing from Louis Levine.
Levine, who clocked in at 31:45.29, sat in 13th place more 15 seconds behind a pack of runners in a battle for fourth after 10 laps. He kept a strong pace through the middle of the race and eventually moved into the top five and beat fifht-place John Gagnon of Swarthmore by just over seven seconds.
Johns Hopkins will continue competition at the Centennial Championships on Saturday and Sunday; the Blue Jays are seeking their third straight conference title.
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