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Blue Jays Build Lead at Centennial Track Championships

Devin Conley won the high jump and the long jump on day two of the Centennial Championships.
May 7, 2016

2016 Centennial Conference Outdoor Track Championships - Live Results

CARLISLE, PA – The Johns Hopkins men’s track team used its depth to extend its lead to more than 60 points on the second day of the 2016 Centennial Conference Outdoor Track Championships at Dickinson College. The Blue Jays have amassed 114 points and hold a 67-point lead over second-place Dickinson (47 points) heading into Sunday’s final day of competition. Gettysburg (36.33), Swarthmore (32) and Muhlenberg (30) round out the top five in the team standings.

Junior Andrew Bartnett added a second title to his weekend effort as he placed first in the Decathlon with a school and Centennial Conference-record point total of 6,493. Barnett topped the previous school and league record of 6,450, which had been set by Hopkins’ Adam Waddell (6,450) in 2009.

In a field of seven competitors, Bartnett placed first in five of the 10 events, was second in four others and third in one. He placed first in the 100-meter dash, the long jump, the 400-meter dash, the 110-meter high hurdles and the pole vault. He is the fourth consecutive Blue Jay to win the event at the Centennial championships and the fifth since 2009.

Johns Hopkins totaled 25 team points in the Decathlon as Matt Fischetti placed second with 5,700 points, while Tom Boucher (4th) and Ryan Schwartz (7th) rounded out Hopkins’ scorers in the event.

Hopkins added 18 points in the long jump as Devin Conley and Grant Mosser went one-two. Conley, who is Johns Hopkins’ first Centennial champion in the long jump since Alex Jebb in 2012, won with a jump of 6.51m, while Mosser’s jump of 6.39m was just ahead of David Kaiser of Gettysburg (6.35m) in the battle for second.


 

 

Conley, Mosser and Fischetti combined to produce 16 team points in the high jump as Conley placed first, while Mosser placed fourth and Fischetti seventh. Conley is the fifth Johns Hopkins long jump champion since the Centennial was formed in 1994 and he claimed his title with a jump of 1.87m. Mosser and Fischetti were two of four individuals to jump 1.77m with tie-breakers used to separate the standings.

Freshman Zach Jacobson became Johns Hopkins’ seventh top-three finisher in the discus at the Centennial Championships since 2008 as he placed third with a toss of 43.55m.

The Blue Jays went five-six in the steeplechase as Giacomo Taylor placed fifth (9:44.04) and was followed closely by teammate Billy Scola (9:46.94) to land seven additional team points.

Hopkins rounded out its day two effort with a second-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay as the Blue Jays clocked in at 7:48.30.

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