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Women's Track & Field Ranked Second in USTFCCCA Poll

Feb. 14, 2018

 Lauren Dellipoali
By Lauren Dellipoali
Athletic Communications Assistant

BALTIMORE, MD -- The Johns Hopkins women's track & field team earned the program's highest ranking as the Blue Jays moved up five spots to second-place in this week's U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll. JHU is also the top team in the Mideast Regional as the Blue Jays have the largest regional point total of any Division III school (556.80) and hold a 372.96-point lead over second-ranked Carnegie Mellon.

Hopkins had many impressive performances this weekend as Maya Hammonds, Sophia Cortazzo, and Therese Olshanski all set new school records and many athletes set new personal best marks at both the Navy Sweetheart Multi-Mix and the BU Invitational last week.

Olshanski holds the third best time in the country with her 4:52.47 time in the mile, while Caroline Smith holds the sixth fastest time, as she ran a 4:55.65 mile at the BU Invitational this past weekend. Olshanski's time set a new Hopkins freshman record. The JHU DMR team of Smith, Marisa Sailus, Erin Brush, and Olshanski clocked in at 11:47.51 at BU, which is the third-fastest time in the nation.

At the Navy Sweetheart Multi-Mix, Hammonds won the pentathlon with 3,286 points, which ranks ninth best overall. She also set a new Hopkins and Centennial Conference record in the long jump with a leap of 5.76m, while Cortazzo set a new JHU record with a jump of 3.40m in the pole vault event.

The Blue Jays return to action on Saturday, February 17 as JHU will participate in the Keogh Invitational.

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