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Hopkins to Host ECAC Championships

May 15, 2018

 Lauren Dellipoali
By Lauren Dellipoali
Athletic Communications Assistant
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BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins track & field teams will be hosting the two-day ECAC Championships on Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17. Wednesday’s events will begin at 1 pm while Thursday’s events will start at 10 am. Approximately 32 teams will be sending athletes to Johns Hopkins Track with many of the athletes hoping to achieve NCAA qualifying marks.

The women’s team has many athletes in contention for NCAA Qualification. Erin Brush currently has the 29th fastest time in the 800-meter dash (2:13.81) while Therese Olshanski (4:34.93) sits 25th in the 1,500-meter dash. Felicia Koerner and Ellie Clawson both rank in the top-25 in the 5K with Koerner posting the 19th fastest time (16:54.75) and Clawson posting the 22nd fastest time (16:58.43). In the 3,000 steeplechase, Caroline Smith and Tasha Freed will look to improve on their season-best marks which has them ranked 20th and 27th, respectively, in the nation. Mikayla Bisignani currently ranks 30th in the discus with a throw of 42.63m and will look to move into the top-20. Veronica Montane will also look to move into the top-20 in the javelin as the freshman currently sits 36th with a throw of 40.00m. Maya Hammonds and Jenn Su will take part in the heptathlon as both currently rank in the top-25 in Division III. Hammonds sits in 21st-place with 4,428 points while Su is currently in 25th with 4,397 points.

On the men’s side, senior Louis Levine will run in the 10k, looking to improve on his career-best time of 31:45.29 in the event. The senior finished third in the event at the Centennial Conference Championships this year. Matthew Su currently ranks fifth in the long jump with a leap of 7.43m (+3.6) which he achieved at the Paul Kaiser Classic. He also set the school record in the long jump at the event with a leap of 7.05 (+.06) (for record purposes, the wind cannot be more than 2.0m/s while for NCAA qualifying the wind can be no more than 4.0 m/s). Charlie Guan will also be participating in the event as the sophomore will be looking to improve on his personal-best mark of 6.43m which he set in a third-place performance at this year’s Centennial Championships. Zach Jacobson is 21st in the discus with a throw of 49.06m which set a new JHU record and will look to crack the top-20. Jacobson is just .26m behind the 20th-place athlete. Grant Mosser will be participating in the decathlon looking to improve upon his season-best score of 4,724 which he achieved during a third-place finish at the Centennial Conference Championships.

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