Koerner Named Centennial Track Performer of the Year
LANCASTER, PA – Johns Hopkins sophomore Felicia Koerner has been named the Centennial Conference Track Performer of the Year for the outdoor season, the conference announced Wednesday. Koerner earned All-Centennial first team honors along with eight other Blue Jays.
Koerner is the first Blue Jay to be named both the indoor and outdoor Track Performer of the Year in the same season and is the first JHU runner to earn the two track honors along with cross country Runner of the Year honors. The sophomore captured the Centennial Conference Championships title in the 10,000 meters, earning first team honors for the event. Koerner was also named to the second team for a pair of second-place finishes in the 1,5000 meters and 5,000 meters.
Joining Koerner on the first team are the members of the champion 4 x 400m relay and four other individual champions. Hannah Miller, Lauren Roberts, Amy Garcia and Lindsay Cheu comprised the 4 x 400m relay, earning first team honors for their efforts. A trio of sophomores earned first team recognition as Erin Brush won the 800 meter run, Ellie Clawson captured the 5,000 meter title and Tasha Freed finished first in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Maya Hammonds rounded out the first team selections as the heptathlon winner.
In addition to Koerner, Sophia Cortazzo and Kelsey Harper were honored as members of the All-Centennial second team. Cortazzo landed on the second team for the pole vault, while Harper was recognized for the heptathlon and javelin throw.
Hammonds and Roberts posted a pair of third-place finishes for All-Centennial honorable mention. Hammonds was honored for the high jump and long jump, while Roberts earned honorable mention for the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles. Lara Gaffney was named honorable mention for the steeplechase, and Helen Girod rounded out the honored Blue Jays for her effort in the pole vault.