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After winning the indoor conference championship, the women’s track and field team has looked to continue their success and hold up to their 5th place national ranking this outdoor season. In order to give every runner an opportunity to race this past weekend, the team split up into three different, but competitive meets: the Stanford Invitational, the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, and Millersville Metrics in Pennsylvania. The Lady Jays competed against many top Division I teams and put up strong performances in each meet.
Under the illuminating lights at Homewood Field, the sounds of the over 1,500 people in attendance pierced through the night. There was a tangible excitement in the air. The Blue Jays were ready to win again.
This past weekend the Hopkins Track team traveled across the country to Palo Alto, Calif. for the Stanford Invitational. Senior Andrew Carey led the team, breaking the school record, which he previously held, in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:50.95. Carey edged out the rest of his heat filled with Division I athletes and ultimately finished 14th in the field of 81. Based on his performance this past weekend, The News-Letter awarded Carey the honor of Athlete of the Week. Carey was kind enough to take time out of his schedule to answer a few questions about his race this weekend as well as the rest of the season.
With their three matches on Saturday and a sweep on Tuesday, the Hopkins men’s tennis team maintained their fifth rank, progressing to a 9-4 overall record.
The Hopkins women’s tennis team took home a win and a loss in their split-squad matches on Saturday. Half of the top-ranked team traveled to Atlanta to take on third-ranked Emory, where they suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 7-2. However, in a home conference bout with Ursinus, Hopkins shut out the Bears 9-0 to remain undefeated in the Centennial Conference. Their record moved to 12-1 on the season and 4-0 in conference.
The Hopkins men’s Track team had a rough day as the rain poured down torrentially in College Park on the 29th of March. The Blue Jays were only able to grab three top five finishes on the day as the team struggled to battle the inclement weather. “It was certainly tough to perform well at the Maryland Invitational,” sophomore Devin Conley said. “It wasn’t the ideal way to start off the outdoor portion of the season but we managed to do as well as we could given the circumstances.”
After being ranked fifth nationally in the USTFCCA preseason rankings, the Hopkins women’s track team opened their season with a successful weekend at the Maryland Invitational. The meet took place this past Saturday afternoon at the Kehoe Track Complex.
Although the Baltimore weather seems to suggest otherwise, spring has begun, and with it the return of America’s pasttime. After a Major League Baseball offseason which boasted some big name movements, all that work on paper will start to manifest itself into the on-field product.
After an electrifying stretch to begin the season, the Hopkins women’s tennis team continues to stomp all over their opponents as the Lady Jays have won five matches over the past six days to maintain their undefeated record. They are undoubtedly the favorite to win the Centennial Conference at this point in the season and hold the top rank in Division III tennis. While a seven game winning streak is impressive, the Jays outdid themselves as they brought their season record to 11-0 while maintaining first place in Centennial Conference play with a 3-0 record.
The Hopkins’ women’s lacrosse team did something this past weekend that hasn’t happened all season: They lost. The Lady Jays dropped their first game of the season in Nashville on Saturday, losing 12-11 to the Vanderbilt Commodores. A 6-0 run that bridged the first and second halves was the key to Vandy’s victory. The ninth-ranked Blue Jays had previously won a DI program best 10 straight to start the season, before losing to the Commodoreds, bringing their American Lacrosse Conference record to 1-1 on the season.
As the rain poured down onto the field, the Blue Jays huddled at midfield.
After days of torrential rain and a forecast not showing signs of letting up, the Hopkins men’s baseball team had no other choice but to postpone their doubleheader against Haverford. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.
This past weekend, the Hopkins Women’s Tennis team visited Fredericksburg, Virginia to take on Oberlin, UC Santa Cruz, and 26th nationally ranked Case Western. The Blue Jays continued their undefeated season by handily defeating all three teams 8-1, 9-0, and 7-2 respectively, to maintain the top spot in the NCAA rankings. Many strong performances contributed to these wins, but no one stood out quite like Hailey Hogan, who won all six of her matches. She split her wins between singles and doubles matches, losing only one set combined in her singles matches and winning each of her doubles matches with a different partner. For her dominating performance this past week, the News-Letter is proud to present Hailey Hogan as the athlete of the week. She was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions about her matches this past weekend as well as the rest of the season.
Last week, the Hopkins men’s tennis team won three matches against Bates, Carnegie Mellon and Dickinson. The wins put the Jays at 6-2 to start the season, which has led them to be ranked fifth in the NCAA. The Blue Jays also picked up their first win in the Centennial Conference with the victory over the Red Devils.
The Hopkins women’s tennis team, ranked number one in the nation, had a busy weekend on the courts with both their Centennial Conference opener and a rematch of the championship of the ITA National Indoor Championship three weeks ago. They defeated Haverford on Saturday with a final score of 7-2 and then beat eighth-ranked Carnegie Mellon 5-4 on Sunday. The top ranked Hopkins team improved to 6-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference play.
After opening the season with five straight victories, the Blue Jays did something they had not done since last season: lost. A week later, it was more of the same. Hopkins has now dropped two straight, beginning on March 15 against Syracuse.
For the second year in a row, the Hopkins men’s swimming team took fourth at the 2014 NCAA Championships that were held Saturday night. Perpetual power Kenyon took home its second straight title with a team score of 480 points, followed by Denison with 472. Emory took third with 246.5 points, followed by the Blue Jays — a mere 1.5 points behind with 245 points. MIT took fifth at the Championships with 236.
The Blue Jays continued their winning ways down in Fort Myers, Fla., going 8-2 on their annual spring trip. The boys wrapped up the trip by laying the hurt on Bethel University and SUNY Plattsburgh, winning 12-2 and 14-5 to mark the team’s sixth and seventh consecutive victories respectively. The Jays are now 12-2 on the season.
While the baseball squad has just kicked off their spring season, and the lacrosse teams are in full swing, this week’s Athlete of the Week features senior men’s soccer midfielder Danny Reategui. Why, one might ask? Well, quite simply, Reategui earned the notice of The News-Letter not only for his performance on the field for the Blue Jays this past fall but also for his continued dedication to the sport off the field as a member of the Soccer Without Borders (SWB) program.
Persistence is critical when attempting to win a championship. For the Hopkins women's swimming team, persistence was the main theme of the weekend as they continued to improve every single day.