Georgetown Repeats as IC4A Outdoor Track and Field Champions
PRINCETON, New Jersey – Georgetown successfully defended its IC4A Outdoor Track and Field title May 16-19 at Princeton University’s William Weaver Stadium, winning four individual events en route to its fifth consecutive team championship.
The Hoyas cruised to victory, scoring 87 points to easily outdistance runner-up East Carolina, which ended the contest with 52 points. George Mason (51.3), Seton Hall (50), and Connecticut (50) rounded out the top five.
Grad student Josh Rollins (Odenton, Md./Arundel) took first place in two events, with leaps of 7.61m and 16.14m in the long jump and triple jump, respectively.
Jesse O’Connell (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and James Graham (Washington D.C./Northwestern) also earned individual titles, with O’Connell recording 1:48.73 in the 800m run and Graham timing 50.48 in the 400m hurdles. Both marks met NCAA provisional qualifying standards.
Wasim Greaves (Yeadon, Pa./Penn Wood), Dylan Welsh (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs), Tommy Manning (Lake Oswego, Ore./Jesuit), and Ezra Richards (Far Rockaway, N.Y./Science Skills Center) claimed runner-up honors in the 4x800m relay, crossing the line in 7:26.80. St. John’s took first with a time of 7:25.96.
Third place finishes went to Javon Broderick (Seattle, Wash./O’Dea), Corey Smith (Hawley, Pa./Wallenpaupack), and Davin Williams (Boise, Idaho/Bishop Kelly). Broderick recorded 14:17.82 in the 5,000m run, Smith timed 8:50.05 in the 3,000m steeplechase, and Williams posted leaps of 7.41m and 15.37m in both the long jump and triple jump.
Broderick also registered a seventh place finish in the 1,500m run, with Welsh following in eighth.
Other top ten individual finishes went to Ali Najjar (Temple hills, Md./Northwestern), David Rodriguez (Fremont, Calif./Mission San Jose), Kyle Smits (Bellevue, Wash./Newport), and Mike Smith (Princeton, Mass/Wachusett).
Najjar was sixth in the 800m run, while Rodriguez, Smits, and Smith finished six-eight-nine in the 5,000m run.
The 4x400m relay team of Michael Williams (Washington, D.C./DeMatha), Andrew Nolen (Deerfield, Mass./Deerfield Academy), Najjar, and Graham posted another solid effort, timing 3:08.57 to claim fourth place. Seton Hall won the event in 3:05.38.