The Johns Hopkins men's and women's cross country teams completed a clean sweep at the Centennial Conference Championship at McDaniel College on Saturday, with the JHU women's team winning its sixth consecutive conference title and the men claiming their first-ever Centennial Conference crown.
In the men's race, six Blue Jays finished among the top 10 on the 8-kilometer course, with senior Max Robinson leading the way in 26:01.9. He was followed closely by Schaffer Ochstein (fifth, 26:03.3), Austin Stecklair (seventh, 26:16.8), Julian Saliani (ninth, 26:19.7), Stefan Arnold (10th, 26:23.3), and Ryan Alvarez (11th, 26:25.7). JHU scored 34 points to top Dickinson (39 points) and Haverford (61 points).
"They won this because they were confident," Johns Hopkins coach Bobby Van Allen said. "We've had pretty high goals the entire season and now its all coming together, they're realizing their hard work is paying off and it showed today."
In the women's race, senior Holly Clarke won her first individual title of the season, covering the 6K course in 22:22.7. The Blue Jays took five of the top six spots—Frances Loeb (second, 22:29.3), Hannah Oneda (third, 22:30.2), Sophia Meehan (fifth, 23:05.4), and Annie Monagle (sixth, 23:08.8)—to score 17 points and outdistance second-place Haverford (55 points).
Both teams will compete at the NCAA Division III regional meet on Nov. 16 at Allentown, Pa.