Roberts second in pole vault at Hopkins/Loyola

AJ Lewis (photo by Hood College track and field)
AJ Lewis (photo by Hood College track and field)

BALTIMORE, Md. - The Hood College men's track and field team placed ninth at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational. 


  • Fred Roberts was the runner-up in the pole vault, clearing a career-best 3.65 meters (11-11 3/4). 
  • AJ Lewis had a fourth-place finish in the long jump and had a pair of sprints that placed him in the top five all-time at Hood. The junior long jumped 6.91 meters (22-8) to place fourth. In the 100-meter dash, he ran a time of 11.44, which ranks fourth all-time for the Blazers. His 200-meter time of 23.34 made him the fifth fastest in the event in Hood's records. 
  • Evan Ellington ran a time of 23.24 in the 200, making him the third-fastest Blazer in school history in the event. 
  • Chris Burgenson claimed seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:28.55. 
  • Hunter Klein took seventh in the javelin with a throw of 40.28 meters (132-2). 

MAC Qualifiers

  • Lewis in the 100 and 200. 
  • Ellington in the 200. 

ECAC Qualifiers

  • Lewis in the 100. 


  • Hood was ninth with 17 points. 
  • Division II Bloomfield won the meet with 138.5. 


  • "Today presented some great competition and adverse conditions, and we responded well with several PRs and conference qualifiers highlighted by Evan, AJ, and Gretchen locking in their spot for the conference championships in the 200.  We did a lot of things today that will prepare us well for the Widener Invitational in a week," Coach Benassi. 

Up Next

The Blazers travel to the Widener Invitational on April 19-20.