Johns Hopkins spring sports teams reeled in one Centennial Conference championship after another in May, continuing an excellent run by Hopkins athletics during the 2009–2010 season.
Women’s track won the first conference championship in school history by upsetting Haverford College, which was favored to win its fifth straight crown. Senior Laura Paulsen ran off with individual championships at 10,000 meters, 5,000 meters, and 1,500 meters to finish as the most decorated runner in Hopkins history.
Women’s tennis claimed the Centennial Conference for the fourth straight year, winning the championship match by shutting out Swarthmore, 5–0. The team qualified for the NCAA championships, which were to be held later in May after Johns Hopkins Magazine went to press.
Not to be outdone, men’s tennis claimed a fourth straight conference championship of its own and its fifth in the last six years. The Jays finished with a 20–5 record and, like the women’s team, qualified for the NCAA championships.
Finally, Hopkins baseball rolled to its eighth Centennial crown in nine years, and at press time was ranked first in the nation in Division III with a stunning 39–4 record, including 32 straight victories. The Jays began NCAA tournament play after this issue went to press, hoping to return to the College World Series for the first time since narrowly missing a national championship in 2008.
One curious detail about Hopkins’ 2010 spring championships: All four came on the same day, May 2.