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Hopkins Wins Three Events in Princeton's Dual Meet with Navy

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 01/06/2013
Courtesy: Tom Connolly
Junior Tom Hopkins won three events as Princeton hosted Navy in a dual.
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PRINCETON, N.J. (1/6/13) - Junior Tom Hopkins won three events as the Princeton men's track team hosted Navy in a dual meet at Jadwin Gym on Sunday, Jan. 6.

Hopkins won the long jump as the only jumper to clear 7 meters, reaching 7.39 (24-3). He then won the 400 at 48.72 and the 200 at 22.14.

In the field events, sophomore Scott Rushton won the shot put. He was the only thrower to reach 15 meters as he hit 15.67 (51-5). Junior Omar Jarrett won the high jump with a PR of 2.07 (6-9.5), reaching the mark on his second attempt. He was the only jumper to clear two meters.

Princeton went 1-2-3 in the 60-meter dash. Freshman John Hill bolted to a 6.91 with freshman  Dre Nelson second at 7.03 and sophomore Tumi Akinlawon at 7.05.

Junior Michael Williams picked up two wins, the first in the 800. Williams clocked at 1:54.91 in the 800 and won the distance medley relay along with sophomore Eddie Owens, senior Michael Palmisano and freshman Chris Crawford. The relay ran 10:14.29, nearly eight seconds faster than Navy.

Rounding out the winners was sophomore Bradley Paternostro in the 1000. He clocked a 2:30.12 while freshman Brian Poierier was the runner-up at 2:32.74.

Runners-up included sophomore Daniel McCord in the 200 at 22.36, senior Richard Sheldon in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.30, junior Tom Scott in the 500 at 1:07.01 and freshman Brett Kelly in the 3000 in 8:29.90. Sophomore Stephen Soerens was second in the triple jump with a mark of 13.79 (45-3) and took third in the long jump at 6.88 (22-7).

Navy won the dual meet 91-89.

Princeton will next compete at the New York Road Runners College Night at The Armory I meet at The Armory in New York on Saturday, Jan. 12.

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