Blue Jays Set Personal Records at Widener Mideast Invitational
CHESTER, PA –
• Location: Chester, PA · Widener University
• The Short Story: Johns Hopkins sophomore Grant Mosser broke his own school record in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 53.62 at the Widener Mideast Invitational. Senior Jesse Poore ran the second-fastest time in the 400 meter dash in Blue Jay history with a personal record of 48.51.
How it Happened
• Grant Mosser posted a personal record in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.55. The time is the tenth best in program history and tops his previous record by 0.16 seconds.
• Mosser also competed in the 400 meter hurdles, breaking the Johns Hopkins record he set Monday with a time of 53.62, the 21st-best time in the country by a DIII athlete. Zach Shelley and Andrew Bartnett also competed in the 400 meter hurdles. Shelley finished second with a personal record time of 56.16, and Bartnett recorded a time of 1:04.55.
• In the 400 meter dash, Jesse Poore posted the second-best time in program history, running a career best of 48.51 to finish fourth in the field of 10. Poore topped his previous best time by 0.57 seconds, and his time ranks 43rd in the country.
• Matthew Su recorded a time of 11.61 in the 100 meter dash, topping his previous personal best – also run at Widener – by 0.01 second.
• Su also competed in the long jump, recording his best distance on his fifth attempt and finishing third in the field of seven with a mark of 6.89m. Bartnett bounded out to 6.09m on his first attempt of the day.
• In the pole vault, Benjamin Huang cleared a career-best height of 4.26m to finish second. Huang first cleared 4.11m on his second attempt before successfully vaulting 4.26m on his third try.
• Tom Boucher finished first in the javelin throw with a distance of 56.38m on his first attempt. Bartnett also competed in the javelin, throwing 45.37m on his second attempt.
• The qualifying Blue Jays will compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Geneva, OH, May 25 through May 27.