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Men’s lacrosse beat out rival University of Maryland this past Saturday at Homewood Field. The Jays are now through to the championship semifinals.

Hello everyone, and welcome to the last week of class! As the semester wraps up and finals season creeps closer, let’s take a look at the incredible performances of our teams this past week.

Men’s lacrosse: W (7–5) 

Our Hopkins men’s lacrosse team continued an unbeaten run in the Big Ten season by toppling fifth-ranked University of Maryland this weekend at Homewood Field. After establishing an early 3–0 lead, courtesy of graduate students Garrett Degnon and Jacob Angelus, the Blue Jays were able to hold Maryland to their lowest goal total since March 2017.

With this result, Hopkins is the top seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will face the winner of the quarter final game between University of Michigan and Ohio State University. Both the semifinal games and the championship decider will be played at Ohio State.

Men’s lacrosse achieved this result in front of the largest crowd in the NCAA lacrosse season, as over 10,000 fans gathered at Homewood Field to see our Jays beat our long-standing rivals, the Terps. Let’s continue showing our athletes this support as they battle in the Big Ten!

Baseball: W(15–0), W(19–2)

Baseball also had a great weekend, speeding past Muhlenberg College with a 15–0 shutout score in the first game and 19–2 in the second. After a 0–0 opening inning, Hopkins scored 12 runs in the next three innings, amassing a comfortable lead. Shoutout to graduate student Seif Ingram for his four runs batted in and overall incredible performance! Furthermore, congratulations to pitcher Quinn Rovner for keeping Muhlenberg without a hit for the first four innings; this weekend’s outings have decreased his ERA in the Centennial Conference to 1.38.

Our baseball athletes have a busy week ahead of them, with four games scheduled between Tuesday, April 23 and Saturday, April 27. They will take on Gettysburg College and Franklin & Marshall College.

Men’s track and field

Our track teams were busy this weekend competing in the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational, putting together an amazing weekend that saw records being broken and personal records across the board. 

Early on in the competition, Hopkins men’s track took the first place finish in the 1,500-meter as sophomore Emmanuel Leblond ran an impressive 3:55.54 minutes. Our team also secured the number one spot in the 5,000-meter, with sophomore Matthew Kelly running a PR time of 14:44.41 minutes. Later in the evening, senior Charles Teeter won the 3000-meter steeplechase, as two of his teammates (junior Andrew Myers and senior Jonas Larson) joined him in the top five.

The team was also impressive in the 110-meter hurdles, as freshmen Sebastian Tangelson and Owen Takahashi both clinched spots in the top 10. Additionally, the Blue Jays had a brilliant record in the triple jump with junior Ethan Oluwole in first place followed by freshman Oluwademilade Adeniran and Tangelson in second and third place, respectively.

Women’s track and field

Our women’s track and field team also shone this weekend as our athletes broke three program records. First, our 4x100-meter team broke a Hopkins record that was previously established in 2003 with a time of 47.98 seconds! Junior Lauren Phillips then broke the 200-meter record by completing the event in 24.37 seconds. Phillips also won the 400-meter event with fellow junior Annie Huang claiming third. 

Lastly, sophomore Erika Ezumba broke the program record in the hammer throw with an impressive 42.70 meters. Moreover, Ezumba secured a first-place finish in the shot put, and graduate student Kelsey Neff launched herself into third place with a throw of 11.90 meters. In the 800-meter, sophomore Lorna Arcese finished third after an amazing time of 2:18.07. Decorated senior Victoria Kadiri achieved 5.95 meters in the long jump, which awarded her the second rank in the entirety of Division III. 


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