Hopkins Wins Centennial Conference Crown
HAVERFORD, PA - The Johns Hopkins women's indoor track and field finished on top of the Centennial Conference standings after day two of the conference championships.
In the 400-meter run, Megan McDonald finished first with a time of 59.54, good enough for 10 points. Emilee Warner and Emily Nordquist finished fourth and fifth respectively with five and four points.
Senior Frances Loeb captured another first-place finish in the One Mile run. Loeb finished with a personal record time of 4:55.28. Her first place finish gathered 10 points. In addition to Loeb's top finish, Ingrid Johnson, Ashley Murphy and Caroline Powers finished fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively, in the event. The trio added 11 more points to Loeb's 10.
In the 3000-meter run, junior Sophia Meehan bested Loeb by one one-hundredth of a second, en route to a first place finish. Meehan's time of 9:55.10 is a career and meet-best in the indoor 3000, and sits as the 11th best time in the country in the event. Meehan snagged 10 points while Loeb added eight points in the event.
In the 800-meter Caroline Smith finished second with a time of 2:18.90, good for eight points. Teammate Alex Popkin finished sixth and added three more points to the team's total in the event.
McDonald also showed well in the 200-meter run, finishing second in a competitive field. She added eight points to the Jays total with her runner-up finished she earned with a time of 26.95.
In both the 4x400 event as well as the 4x800 the Jays took first place honors, good for 10 points in both events. The 4x400-meter team was comprised of Nordquist, Smith, Warner and McDonald, while the 4x800 team was made up of Johnson, Powers, Megan DiTrolio and Popkins. The 9:43.32 time posted by the 4x8 team was a season-best.
The Jays came in third in the distance medley relay, finishing in a time of 12:36.19. In the long jump, Anna Clements finished third, leaping 5.03m (16-05.00), while teammates Jen Su, Nikki Kearns and Mary Kate Wallace finished fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively. In total, the group tallied 14 points. Meanwhile, Helen Girod added five points of her own after a fouth place finish in the pole vault.
This is Hopkins' fifth straight conference title in the indoor track and field season. The Blue Jays captured the Centennial Conference crown with 163.50 points, 48.5 more than second place Haverford.