Keklak Breaks School Record in Mile

Andrea Keklak set her third school record of the 2016 indoor season.

Feb. 12, 2016

WASHINGTON - All-American Andrea Keklak (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury/Princeton) continued her stellar indoor season on Friday by breaking GU’s school record in the women’s mile at the BU Valentine Invitational, a two-day meet held in Boston, Mass. This is Keklak’s second school record this season and the fourth for the program. The Blue & Gray split sites again, also traveling to Ames, Iowa for the Iowa State Classic.

Breaking Records: BU Valentine Invitational (Boston, Mass.)
Keklak’s time of 4:33.24 in the women’s mile is a new school record, two-tenths of a second faster than the previous record set by teammate and All-American Katrina Coogan (Exeter, N.H./Phillips Exeter Academy) in 2014, also at Boston University. Keklak was the top collegiate finisher in a stacked race with the likes of professionals Amanda Eccleson (Brooks) and Nicole Sifuentes (Saucony) taking one and two. Former Hoya All-American Rachel Schneider also ran the mile, clocking 4:30.72.

Keklak’s time is the second-fastest collegiate time this season and she is one of just two runners in the country to break 4:34.

Among the Program’s Best: Iowa State Classic (Ames, Iowa) All-American Jonathan Green (Berlin, Mass./St. John’s High School) already put himself among Georgetown’s best during the cross country season, and now he has solidified his spot among the Blue & Gray’s elite during the indoor season. Clocking 13:52.36 in the men’s 5,000-meter run, Green now owns the sixth-fastest time in program history with storied names like John Trautmann, Steve Holman, Peter Sherry, Andrew Springer and Rod Koborsi ahead of him. Prior to this weekend’s events, a mere six runners had broken 13:53 this season.

 

 

The Hoyas return to action on Saturday, Feb. 13, with the second day of the BU Valentine Invitational in Boston, Mass., and the Spire Invitational in Geneva, Ohio.

The Rundown
• Andrea Keklak’s 4:33.24 is the fourth school record set since Director of Track & Field / Cross Country Michael Smith took over the program.
• Keklak has now set three school records in the same season with the 1,000m (Jan. 16), mile (Feb. 12) and led off the women’s DMR (Jan. 29).
Jonathan Green joins an elite list of GU athletes in John Trautmann, Steve Holman, Peter Sherry, Andrew Springer, Rod Koborsi and Daniel Nunn as the only Hoyas to break 13:53 in the men’s 5,000-meter run. Of the seven, two have won NCAA individual titles for the Hoyas (Trautmann: 1990 Outdoor 5,000m; Holman: 1991 Indoor 4x800m Relay, 1992 Outdoor 1,500m). Of the seven, four – including Green – have finished among the top 10 at an NCAA Cross Country Championship.
• First This, Then That … Green is one of 10 Hoyas in program history to finish among the top 10 at an NCAA Cross Country Championship. He followed up his fifth-place performance with an impressive program time in the indoor season. Of the remaining nine top-10 finishers, four have followed it up with an impressive performance in the indoor season.
- Rod Koborsi followed up a 10th-place showing at the 2004 NCAA XC Championships with a 7:55.85 in the indoor 3,000m (then 4th all-time; Jan. 29, 2005)
- Steve Holman followed up a 10th-place showing at the 1991 NCAA XC Championships with a 4:00.57 in the indoor mile (then 4th all-time; Feb. 22, 1992) and a 13:47.63 in the indoor 5,000m (2nd all-time; March 13, 1992)
- Peter Sherry followed up a 10th-place showing at the 1989 NCAA XC Championships with a 7:59.13 in the indoor 3,000m (then 4th all-time; Feb. 24, 1990) and a 13:52.36 in the indoor 5,000m (then 2nd all-time; March 4, 1990)
- Joe Lynch followed up an eighth-place showing at the 1964 NCAA XC Championships with a 4:06.0 in the indoor mile (then school record, 1965)

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