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JHU Finishes 17th at NCAAs

The Blue Jays improved on their Pre-National times and many set new personal best marks.
Nov. 18, 2017


The Basics
• Score: 17th of 32 (421 pts.)
• Location: Elsha, IL.
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men's cross country team finished 17th overall the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon on the campus of Principia College.

How it Happened
Scott Pourshalchi was the top finisher for Hopkins, coming in 63rd, with a new personal best time of 25:14.91. His previous best was 25:17.5 which he set at last year's NCAA Championship meet.
• The next two finishers for Hopkins were Ollie Hickson and Charles Thornton. Hickson finished with a time of 25:26.46 while Thornton finished in 25:39.41. Hickson and Thornton both set new personal best times.
• Coming in fourth for the Blue Jays was Panth Patel who finished in 25:39.41.
• The fifth runner across the line for JHU was Louis Levine with a mark of 25:54.04, while Jared Pangallozzi finished just behind him with a mark of 25:54.64.
Conner Delahanty finished with a time of 26:10.98.
• At Pre-Nationals, the team had a total time of 2:10:05.42, while at NCAAs the team had a total time of 2:07:57.29.
• Hopkins finished just two points behind MIT for 16th but finished 31 points ahead of DePauw.

Head Coach Bobby Van Allen
• "The guys ran very well in not ideal conditions today. There were good individual races and to be in the top-20 once again solidifies the strength of the program."
• "All of our guys moved up nicely and improved on their performances from Pre-Nationals. Overall I'm happy with the results."
• "It's a nice way for the seniors to go out (Patel, Levine, Thornton) and our younger guys also got some good experience."
• "The conditions were brutal but we went out and competed hard and beat some really good teams."