Hopkins Men's Track and Field Places 11 On All-Conference Team
LANCASTER, PA - The Johns Hopkins men's outdoor track and field team earned 11 All-Centennial Conference honors it was announced today by the conference office. Andrew Bartnett and Michael Spadaro each were named to the first team after winning the pole vault and decathlon, respectively, at the conference championship.
This is the second straight season each won won their respective events, after handily claiming the crown in both events during the indoor track and field season. Bartnett won the pole vault with a mark of 5.00m (16-4.75), finishing nearly three feet above the second place finisher, all-conference second teamer and teammate Paul Vozzo. Spadaro won the decathlon with an impressive performance, winning eight of 10 events.
Hopkins added three more on the second team, as Trevor Holmgren, Alex Nattichia and Paul Vozzo earned those spots by finishing second in the 800, long jump and pole vault, respectively. Holmgren claimed the runner-up spot in the 800 with a time of 1:53.28. Meanwhile, Nattichia posted a solid mark of 6.88m (22-7.00) in the long jump.
Rounding out the Hopkins all-conference selections were Tom Boucher, Zach Jacobson, Alex Kossak, Florian Pontani, Spadaro and Ryan Walsh. Each of those performers finished third in the javelin, discus, pole vault, 400 meter hurdles, long jump and high jump. Sam Gottuso was named to the sportsmanship team.
Coach Bobby Van Allen took home Coach of the Year honors for the fourth time in his career. Van Allen coached the men's team to their second straight outdoor track and field title.
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