Baltimore – Loyola University Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, typically rivals on the lacrosse field, co-hosted the Loyola/Hopkins Women’s Track and Field Invitational on Saturday.
Loyola garnered a seventh-place finish while co-host Johns Hopkins took first place in the field of 17. The Hopkins team was bolstered by members of their 2014 Division III national championship cross-country team. Junior Sophia Meehan captured first place in the 5,000 meters for the Blue Jays with a time of 17:29.12.
The Greyhounds proved their namesake appropriate, compiling most of their points in the 200-meter sprint. Sophomore Jessa Laspespa finished third in the event with a 26.85 time.
Senior Kelly Maguire ran the 800 meters, finishing with a 2:19.18 time, good for second place.
Loyola faces the Morgan State Bears this Saturday at Morgan.
Tom Flynn has contributed to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He compiled the photo history, Baseball in Baltimore, in 2008 and has written one novel, Venable Park. Check out Tom’s journal at boxerjournal.com