Elijah Noel in the triple jump at MEACs

Four Event Titles Lead Men’s Track to 3rd Place Finish at Hopkins/Loyola Invite

| By: Steven Kramer
BALTIMORE, Md. – Keshaun Hodges swept the short sprints to lead the Coppin State men's track & field team to a third place finish at the Hopkins/Loyola Invite on Friday afternoon.  The Eagles finished just behind the host Blue Jays and Stevenson University in the team standings.
 
Hodges took the 100m Dash in a time of 10.92 and the 200m in 21.71 to win gold and collect 20 points for Coppin.  Devin Teagle and Babadeji Balogun also scored in the 100m in times of 11.26 and 11.33, respectively, while Balogun took third in the 200m Dash (22.00), just ahead of Aaron Lewis is 22.25.
 
Elijah Noel also won an individual event, leaping 22' 7.75" in the long jump which was tops amongst collegians.  Damon Rodwell also scored in the event with an effort of 20' 5.75".
 
Balogun, Teagle, Noel and Nku Henry also teamed to take the 4x100m Relay in 42.98.
 
In field events, Balvin Richards took second in the shot put (46' 0.75") and fourth in the discus (145'). 
 
Other scorers on the track were Justin Turner in the 400m (51.37) and Anija Addison in the 800m (1:57.43).
 
CSU returns to the track on Saturday, April 14 at the Towson Invitational.
 
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