Hammonds Wins Pentathlon at Navy Sweetheart Multi-Mix Madness
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
• Location: Annapolis, MD • Wesley Brown Field House
• The Short Story: Several Blue Jays turned in strong performances for the Johns Hopkins women’s track team at the Navy Sweetheart Multi-Mix Madness Thursday afternoon.
How it Happened
• Junior Seye Raymond was the top Blue Jay in the 60-meter dash as she finished in 8:53. She was followed closely by freshman Marina Ayuso (8.65) and senior Helen Girod (8.80).
• Freshman Cassandra Factora led a contingent of seven Blue Jays in the 400 meter with her time of 1:02.51. Sophomore Audrey Hazel finished just two spots back of her teammate in 1:02.97. Freshmen Daniela Torres and Hailey Sheppell finished within three-tenths of a second of each other.
• Freshmen Insa Mannstadt and Maisey Webster each turned in personal bests in the mile, placing seventh (5:14.78) and ninth (5:19.60), respectively.
• Freshman Ava Kelley took eighth place in the 3000-meter as she posted a 10:42.92. Senior Bridget Gottlieb placed 17th (11:18.02) and freshman Leigha Martin took 19th (11:23.44).
• Junior Julia Chang raced to a fifth-place finish in the 5000-meter with her time of 18:46.38.
• In her second event of the afternoon, Torres took 11th place in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.74. Junior Hannah Miller followed in 17th place (10.77).
• The Hopkins 4x200-meter relay teams then placed eighth (1:53.39) and 10th (1:54.62), respectively.
• Sophomore Faith Brown was the lone Blue Jay competing in the high jump and she recorded a height of 1.45m.
• Sophomore Sophia Cortazzo followed with a school record in the pole vault with a height of 3.40m. That breaks Lauren Chun’s mark of 3.38m, set in 2006. Senior Helen Girod placed 10th with a height of 2.75m and then turned in a 4.91m leap in the long jump for seventh place.
• Freshman Veronice Montane placed 11th in the long jump with a leap of 4.75m and then grabbed fifth in the triple jump with a 10.16m.
• Junior Maya Hammonds won the pentathlon with a total of 3,286 points, which is good for ninth in the nation. She took second in the 800-meter with a time of 2:32.50 and then fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.31. Hammond then jumped 1.52m in the high jump, good for second place. She followed that with a win and an impressive 5.76m leap in the long jump, the third-best in the nation this season. Hammond wrapped up the pentathlon with a 7.35m toss in the shot put.
• Hopkins travels to Boston, MA for the David Emery Invitational on Friday, February 9.