Hillsdale College - Jones Sets New Standard in 400 Hurdles
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Junior (in the outdoor season) Maurice Jones will leave an impressive array of awards and records in his wake when he graduates from Hillsdale College next month. Saturday afternoon, he added another mark to his legacy.
Jones set a new school record in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 51.39 seconds, helping the Charger men's track team to a meet-high point total of 180 points at Saturday's Hillsdale Invitational. Jones is already a two-time All-American, and now has this school record, in one of track's toughest events, to his credit.
Distance runner Joseph Newcomb was also a winner, taking first place in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:58.98.
Hurdler Matthew Raffin's time of 14.54 in the 110 hurdles was good for second place in the meet, but more importantly, was an NCAA provisional qualifying time.
Other noteworthy performances came from Jared Van Dyke in the 400 (third, 49.77), Matthew Perkins in the 1500 (3:58.68), and the 4x400 meter relay team, who took second in a competitive race with a time of 3:17.15.