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Alex Jebb Named Mideast Region Men's and Women's Assistant Coach of the Year

Alex Jebb is in his third season with the team.
Alex Jebb is in his third season with the team.
March 7, 2018

 Lauren Dellipoali
By Lauren Dellipoali
Athletic Communications Assistant
Complete Release

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Johns Hopkins track and field head coach Bobby Van Allen has been named the Mideast Region Women's Coach of the Year while assistant coach Alex Jebb has been named the men's and women's Mideast Region Assistant Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Jebb, who is in his third season with the Blue Jays, was named the assistant coach of the year last season on the men's side. This season, Jebb, who works with the multi-event and jumps athletes, tutored four athletes who will be competing in the NCAA Championships. His athletes also put together many strong performances at the Centennial Conference Championships as the men captured their sixth straight title and the women claimed their eighth straight conference crown.

Under Jebb's guidance, Maya Hammonds improved on her previous personal best in the long jump by almost two feet and will head to NCAAs ranked fifth nationally in the event. Jenn Su broke the school record in the pentathlon and is seeded seventh at NCAAs.

On the men's side, three of his athletes won CC championship events, and Matthew Su (long jump) and Grant Mosser (heptathlon) both qualified for NCAAs. Su also set a school record in the long jump with a leap of 7.16m. 

Van Allen helped guide the women to the program's highest national ranking as the Blue Jays spent time as the number two team in the country. The team also won the Centennial Championship for the eight-consecutive time, winning by the second largest margin in conference history (158.5 points). This marks the seventh time Van Allen has been named the Mideast Women's Coach of the Year.

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