The No. 16 Georgetown men’s cross country team turned in a pair of top-10 performances and the No. 26 Georgetown women’s team pitched in a trio
Fahy and Carpenter Take Second and Fifth in Steeple, White Finishes Third in 800m at NCAA Championships
White sets the school record in the 800m, White and Fahy run IAAF World Championship A standards
The men's team boasts eight newcomers while the women's team welcomes nine to the Hilltop
The Georgetown men's distance medley relay placed third, the best finish since 1997
The Hoyas record nine performances among the top three, including four event titles
2016 BIG EAST Cross Country Championships October 28, 2016 Van Cortlandt Park | Bronx, N.Y.
During his tenure on the Hilltop, Bonsey has coached 18 student-athletes to 43 All-America honors in 10 different events. In the events that he coaches, the Hoyas have tallied 24 total BIG EAST event titles (20 individual, 4 relay) and the Hoya men captured back-to-back team titles at the 2015 and 2016 BIG EAST Cross Country Championships. He was part of the 2016-17 staff who coached the track & field / cross country teams to a No. 6 ranking in the USTFCCCA Men's Program of the Year standings.
Under his tutelage, Jonathan Green became the first Hoya since 2000 to finish among the top five individually at the 2015 NCAA Cross Country Championships, leading the Hoyas to a 10th-place finish as Georgetown reclaimed its status among the very best at the national level. The 2016 cross country season featured another top-10 performance in Scott Carpenter's 10th-place finish, marking the first time since the 1964 and 1965 seasons the Hoyas have posted back-to-back top-10 individual performances. Georgetown finished 21st overall at the NCAA Championships. Darren Fahy turned in a runner-up performance in the steeplechase at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships and teammate Carpenter finished fifth as the Hoyas were the only team with a pair of runners to score points in the event. The 2017 season saw Joe White turn in a third-place finish at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships and he also set school record in the indoor open 800-meter run, 800-meter carry and the outdoor open 800-meter run. Additionally, the Blue & Gray is the only team in the country to have back-to-back years of "4 under 4" with four student-athletes running sub-four minute miles, each time in the same race.
Since Bonsey's return to the Hilltop, Georgetown has been a consistent presence at the national level in middle distance and distance events, most recently highlighted by five-consecutive years of Hoyas qualifying for the NCAA outdoor championships in the steeplechase and the 10,000-meter run, and four-straight years of 800-meter qualifiers and a return to prominence in the DMR after a four-year drought at the NCAA indoor championships. The 2017 DMR squad finished third at the NCAA Championships and helped the Hoyas to an 11th-place team finish.
Bonsey arrived on the Hilltop following a two-year stint with the Syracuse track & field / cross country program. With the Orange, Bonsey worked primarily with the middle distance and distance runners for both the men's and women's teams, while also assisting with recruiting and coordinating team travel. He helped guide the men's cross country team to a 2010 BIG EAST team championship. The Syracuse men finished the 2010 cross country season with a 14th-place finish at the NCAA Championships while the women posted top-20 finishes in both 2010 (10th) and 2011 (17th). Both cross country teams won the Northeast Regional Cross Country Championships in both 2010 and 2011.
During his time with the Orange, Syracuse had four student-athletes earn All-America honors in Tito Medrano, Pat Dupont, Lauren Penney and Katie Hursey. Additionally, SU had three individual BIG EAST champions in outdoor track & field in Medrano, Dupont and Sarah Pagano. Bonsey's tutelage led Jace Lowry to the 2012 USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Cross Country title.
Prior to working with the Orange, Bonsey spent one year as an assistant with the Hoyas. In addition to assisting with the middle distance and distance runners, he was responsible for coordinating the recruiting process, daily practices and travel arrangements for the Hoyas.
During his prior stint at Georgetown, Bonsey helped guide Andrew Bumbalough to All-America status in cross country and to third-place finishes at the NCAA and USA Track & Field (USATF) Championships in the 5,000-meter run. He also helped train Mike Krisch to All-America status in cross country and to a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the 10,000-meter run.
During Bonsey's junior year as a student-athlete in 2007, he finished fifth in the 1,000-meter at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship garnering All-BIG EAST honors. He ran a PR 4:04.21 in the mile that same season at the indoor Terrier Classic and earlier that year placed 36th at the 2006 BIG EAST Cross Country Championship. During his sophomore season, he earned All-BIG EAST honors as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team that placed third at the indoor championships. In 2005, his first year at Georgetown, Bonsey competed at the USATF Jr. National Championships in the 1,500-meter event.
Bonsey captained the cross country and indoor and outdoor track teams during his senior year. He was chosen to participate in the Veteran Leaders Program, a Georgetown leadership program designed for team captains to develop the skills and knowledge critical to be an effective and vocal leader.
The Falmouth, Maine native competed in cross country and indoor and outdoor track for Georgetown from 2004-09, graduating from Georgetown in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in government.