Men's Track & Field

Ellington sets 300-meter record at Hagerstown CC

Fred Roberts
Fred Roberts

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Hood College's Evan Ellington set the school record in the 300-meter dash to lead the Blazers at the Larry Sharpe Invitational at Hagerstown Community College. 

How it Happened

  • One of several Blazers with personal bests, Ellington broke a nearly eight-year-old record with his finish in 38.57 seconds, surpassing George Bucheimer's old mark by 0.17. Ellington was fourth in the event. 
  • Fred Roberts won the pole vault with a height of 3.81 meters (12-6), which was also a personal best. He turned in a top-five finish in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.95. 
  • In the 55-meter dash, AJ Lewis tied Ellington for third all-time at Hood with a 6.85 in the preliminaries. Lewis turned in a 6.87 in the finals for fourth.  He later ran a personal best of 23.91 in the 200-meter for third place. 
  • Hunter Klein's 10.26-meter (33-8) was second overall. It was also a personal best. 
  • Christopher Burgenson picked up a victory in the 3,000-meter run in 10:04.33. 

Quotable

  • "This was a very good low-key meet to go after some personal bests and conference qualifiers in our fourth straight week of competing," said Head Coach Chris Benassi. "We executed very well highlighted by Freddy, AJ, Gretchen, and Sam stamping their tickets to the MAC Championships in the heptathlon and 200's respectively. We get to recover this week and are primed to have a great showing at MACs in two weeks."

Up Next

Hood heads to the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships on February 22-23 at Lehigh University.