Fischetti, Su Highlight Day Two of Centennial Championships
BALTIMORE, MD –
• Score: 108.5 points (nine events scored) · First of nine
• Location: Baltimore, MD · Johns Hopkins University
• The Short Story: A pair of Blue Jays earned Centennial Conference Championships Saturday, leading Hopkins to a 45-point lead over Dickinson through two days. Matt Fischetti earned the decathlon victory with 5600 points, while Grant Mosser claimed second place in the decathlon. Freshman Matt Su broke a longstanding Hopkins record to win the long jump title with a distance of 7.05m.
How it Happened
• Competition resumed on day two with the final events of the decathlon. Grant Mosser recorded a time of 16.43 in the 110 meter hurdles to top the field. Matt Fischetti finished second with a time of 19.24.
• The two notched a pair of personal record in the discus throw. Fischetti earned another second-place finish in the discus, marking a distance of 28.81m on his first attempt. Mosser recorded a huge third throw, tossing a distance of 28.05m for third place.
• Fischetti demolished the field in the pole vault, clearing 3.80m, 0.9m higher than the second-place finisher. Through eight events, the two Blue Jays had pulled away from the competition as Mosser accumulated 4474 points and Fischetti earned 4432 points, 840 points more than McDaniel’s Evan Callahan, who stood in third through eight events.
• Fischetti threw a distance of 44.06m to earn the top spot in the javelin throw, improving on each attempt. Mosser finished second in the field, marking a distance of 39.98m.
• Fischetti won his third decathlon event on the day with a time of 4:42.07 in the 1,500 meters, 21.65 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.
• Fischetti overtook Mosser in the decathlon standings as he captured 501 points in the javelin throw. Fischetti sealed his decathlon victory with 667 points for his performance in the 1,500 meters. Fischetti si the fifth-straight Blue Jay to capture the Centennial crown, doing so with a final score of 5600 points. Mosser claimed second place with 4916 points. This is the second-straight years that Hopkins has won first and second in the decathlon, as Fischetti won the silver a season ago.
• Four Blue Jays competed in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Giacomo Taylor and Andrew King finished seventh and eighth, respectively, with times of 9:52.80 and 9:55.12. Marshall Demaree recorded a time of 10:01.77 for 10th place, while John McMullin finished 11th with a time of 10:18.39.
• A trio Hopkins athletes finished second, third and fourth in the high jump. Daniel Belkin cleared 1.85m on his first attempt to earn the gold, while JHU’s Daniel Vila cleared 1.85m on his second attempt for the silver. Mosser successfully jumped 1.75m and 1.80m for third place. Andrew Bartnett cleared 1.80m on his second attempt at the height to finish fourth in the field.
• Zach Jacobson finished second in the discus throw with a distance of 45.72m. Jacobson threw further than 41.5m on each of his attempts. Mitchell Keller and David Nessenson also competed in the event, with each recording a fair throw on his first attempt. Keller threw 38.68m and Nessenson posted a distance of 35.98m.
• On his first attempt on the long jump, Su broke the Hopkins record with a distance of 7.05m to win the Centennial title. The previous outdoor record dated back to 1923, though Su tied the distance of 7.04m during the indoor season. Bartnett finished fourth in the field and Charlie Guan placed eighth as they bounded out to 6.39m and 6.19m, respectively.
• The Blue Jay squad of Robert Dembinski, Arvind Arikatla, Colton Takata and Dominic Yared took second place in the 4x800 meter relay with a season’s best time of 7:51.01.
In the Prelims
• Charlie Guan led the field in the 110 meter hurdles, posting the only sub-16:00 time in the prelims, finishing in 15.79. Andrew Bartnett also won his heat to qualify for the finals with a time of 16.29. Matt Su and Grant Mosser recorded times of 16.97 and 17.07, respectively, to qualify for Sunday’s finals.
• A pair of Blue Jays won their heats in the 400 meter dash, qualifying for the finals. Zach Shelley recorded a time of 50.48, the second-fastest in the field, while Jesse Poore posted the third-fastest time, 50.57.
• Hopkins will occupy six of the eight positions in the 100 meter dash finals. Alexander Mollick, Rafael Ferguson and Su won their heats with times of 11.37, 11.46 and 11.67. Ilan Rich, Bartnett and Eric Alimena also qualified with times of 11.63, 11.70 and 11.74, respectively.
• Brett Wolfinger and Ted Oh qualified for the 800 meter run finals with times of 1:56.74 and 1:57.08.
• Mosser and Shelley each won a heat in the 400 meter hurdles to advance to Sunday’s finals. Mosser recorded a time of 57.69, while Shelley finished in 58.79.
• In the 200 meters dash, Mollick topped the field with a time of 22.55, his best time of the season. Poore also won his heat, qualifying with a time of 23.17.
• Johns Hopkins will continue to host the Centennial Conference Championships May 7 with competition resuming at 11 a.m. Sunday.