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Johns Hopkins Track & Field Staff Adds Sprint Specialist

Shedrick Elliott III will work with the Blue Jays sprinters
Aug. 29, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD - Shedrick Elliott III has joined Johns Hopkins men's and women's track coach Bobby Van Allen's staff, after spending eight years in the high school ranks. Most recently he coached at Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, in Catonsville, MD. Elliott will work with the Blue Jay sprinters, who enjoyed a great deal of success last season.

Over the past eight seasons, Elliott's success has been rewarded by earning Baltimore Sun All-Metro Coach of the Year. He has built a powerhouse, winning five state championships in that time period. In the process, he has coached 55 Maryland state champions, including two nationally-ranked sprinters. Dozens of his runners have been New Balance National Championship individual and relay qualifiers.

"I am very excited about the addition of Shedrick to our staff. He has done a remarkable job building one of the best sprint programs in Maryland at the high school level," Van Allen said at the time of the hiring. "He is extremely passionate and will be a great addition to our staff. Having him with us will allow the rest of the coaching staff to be more event specific focused in other areas."

The Hopkins men's and women's track & field teams won the Indoor and Outdoor Centennial Conference championships last season. In the indoor season, the women had three runners place in the top eight in the 60-meter dash, and two in the top five in the 200-meter. On the men's side, three Hopkins runners placed in the top eight of the 60-meter, while two placed in the top five of the 200 meter.

Hopkins women sprinters placed first, third, fifth and sixth at the outdoor conference meet in the 100-meter, while finishing first, third, and fourth in the 200-meter. Hopkins men sprinters came in third and fourth at the outdoor conference meet in the 100-meter, and fourth and fifth in the 200-meter.