Hernandez wins hammer to lead the way
BALTIMORE, Md. – Carlos Hernandez (Derwood, Md./Magruder) won the hammer throw to lead McDaniel to a second-place finish at the Johns Hopkins/Loyola Homecoming Meet in men’s outdoor track and field action on Friday.
As a team, the Green Terror finished second in the four-team event with 75 points. Johns Hopkins won the meet easily with 310 points. Rutgers-Camden (55) and Loyola (31) rounded out the competitors.
Hernandez threw a distance of 31.37 meters in the hammer to win but also earned points in the shot put (10.90 meters, fourth), discus (28.37, sixth) and javelin (28.08, sixth).
CJ Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll) led the way on the track, finishing third in the 800 with a time of 2:00.94 – 0.77 seconds behind the race winner.
Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster) also turned in a third-place result, finishing the 5,000 in a time of 16:26.94.
Rick Gonzalez (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills) was second in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:02.69 in his first action of the spring.
Louis Lachman (Columbia, Md./Resevoir) notched a trio of top-five finishes. He was fourth in the long jump (4.99 meters) and fifth in both the 100 (13.25 seconds) and 200 (26.63).
Nate Bell (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) and David Sampson (Philadelphia, Pa./Charter High School for Architecture and Design) rounded out the top-eight finishes for McDaniel. Bell was fourth in the shot put (10.90 meters) and javelin (36.08) and fifth in the discus (28.94) while Sampson was seventh in both the shot put (8.98) and discus (22.69).
The Green Terror concludes action at the Messiah Multi Meet on Saturday before the entire team returns to action at the Mason-Dixon Invitational hosted by Gettysburg on Apr. 17.
Team Scores: 1. Johns Hopkins 310, 2. McDaniel 75, 3. Rutgers-Camden 55, 4. Loyola (Md.) 31.
McDaniel Results: 100: 5. Louis Lachman 13.25; 200: 5. Lachman 26.63; 800: 3. CJ Naper 2:00.94*, 14. Torin Lehmann 2:14.31; 1,500: 20. Ron Shriver 4:31.63; 5,000: 3. Rob Kelvey 16:26.94; 400 Hurdles: 2. Rick Gonzalez 1:02.69*; 4x400 Relay: 4. Naper, Lehmann, Shriver, Gonzalez 3:49.19; Long Jump: 4. Lachman 4.99m (16-4½); Shot Put: 4T. Carlos Hernandez 10.90m (35-9¼), 4T. Nate Bell 10.90m (35-9¼), 7. David Sampson 8.98m (29-5½); Discus: 5. Bell 28.94m (94-11), 6. Hernandez 28.37m (93-1), 7. Sampson 22.69m (74-5); Hammer: 1. Hernandez 31.37m (102-11); Javelin: 4. Bell 36.08m (118-4), 6. Hernandez 28.08m (92-1).
* Centennial Conference qualifying standard