Spartan Men

Hines Wins Long Jump at Penn Relays

Romero Hines

Romero Hines

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Redshirt freshman Romero Hines helped the Norfolk State men’s track and field team cap its 2015 outdoor season in style by winning the college section of the men’s long jump on Friday at the Penn Relays.

Hines set a new personal record for the second time in three meets, leaping 7.51 meters (24 feet, 7.75 inches) to top the field of 40 athletes. His previous best was a mark of 24-3.5 from the Hampton Relays two weeks ago.

Hines also ran a leg on the Spartans’ 4×200 meter relay team on Friday. He joined Steve ColesJaylen Carr and Michael-Thomas Brown as the quartet finished second in its heat and 14th overall out of 44 teams in the event.

Freshman Chris Lee also competed Friday in the shot put, recording a best throw of 15.32 meters (50-3.25).