Feb. 13, 2016
WASHINGTON - All-American Ahmed Bile (Annandale, Va./Annandale) continues to set himself apart as one of the nation's best middle distance runners in the country following an impressive performance to take the win in the men's 3,000-meter run at the BU Valentine Invitational in Boston, Mass. It was another day of split sites for the Georgetown track & field team as a contingent of sprinters traveled to Geneva, Ohio for the Spire Invitational.
Second is the Best: BU Valentine Invitational (Boston, Mass.)
With a time of 7:51.77 in the ninth and final heat of the men's 3,000-meter run, Bile won the event at the BU Invitational. It is the second-fastest time in program history, just behind Kevin King's school record 7:51.46, a time that won the event 1985 NCAA Indoor Championships. All-American Amos Bartelsmeyer (St. Louis, Mo./Saint Louis Country Day) ran a PR 7:57.28 to finish third in the event, the first time he has broken eight minutes in the event. Also breaking eight minutes to a big PR was Michael Lederhouse (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West), clocking 7:58.46, for fifth place. The three student-athletes were part of the four who ran sub-four miles just last weekend on the same track in Boston.
Sprinters at Spire: Spire Invitational (Geneva, Ohio)
A trio of Hoyas ran the men's 400-meter dash at the Spire Invitational, clocking the seventh-, ninth- and 10th-fastest times in the BIG EAST Conference this season. Ted Foster (Brielle, N.J./Andrews Osborne Academy [Ohio]/Oregon), ran a GU PR of 49.52, followed by Nick Sullivan (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto) with a 49.97 and Daniel Anderson (Ozark, Mo./Ozark) clocking 50.13.
The Hoyas return to action on Saturday, Feb. 20, with the Penn State Tune-Up, held at the Horace Ashenfelter III Track in State College, Pa.
Ahmed Bile was just over three-tenths of a second off the school record in the men's 3,000m, clocking 7:51.77. The previous record was set by Kevin King when he won the same event at the 1985 NCAA Championships. It is the only NCAA title the Hoyas have in the men's indoor 3,000m.
According to TFRRS (Track & Field Results Reporting System), Bile currently owns the eighth-fastest and fifth-fastest times in the country in the mile and the 3,000m, respectively.
Fast Track ... With the addition of the trio of 3,000m runners, there are only 14 Hoyas to ever break eight minutes in the men's 3,000m. Six of those student-athletes have broken eight minutes at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center.