March 8, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University track & field team sent a small contingent of student-athletes to the IC4A / ECAC Championships over the weekend, with the men finishing second of 46 teams while the women finished fourth of 49 teams. The two-day meet concluded on Sunday at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.
Heather Martin (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) came away a two-time champion as she won the women's 800-meter finals (2:08.99) and anchored the winning 4x800-meter relay squad (8:46.91). Jocelyn Hubbard (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield/Northeastern) led off for the Hoyas with Kristen Walsh (Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland) and Kennedy Weisner (St. Mary's, Pa./Elk County Catholic) taking over the middle stanzas. Martin anchored the foursome to a new facility record.
Zach Zingsheim (Lansing, Mich./Lansing Catholic) was one of the individual title champions as he clocked 1:50.34 in the finals of the men's 800-meter run. He was followed by two-time BIG EAST Champion Nathaniel Gordon (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg) in third place (1:50.64).
Collin Leibold (Falls Church, Va./Gonzaga) won the men's 3,000-meter finals, timing in at 8:00.61, more than four seconds faster than the field.
Also winning a title, Annamarie Maag (Lake Oswego, Ore./Jesuit Prep) clocked 4:47.25 in the women's mile and helped lead Weisner in third place (4:48.08).
In the men's 1,000-meter finals, Ryan Gil (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) made the podium with his second-place performance (2:26.22).
The Hoyas will continue the season on March 13-14 at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, held in Fayetteville, Ark. Georgetown will send four individual athletes and a distance medley relay (DMR) squad on the women's side and three individual athletes and a DMR squad on the men's side.
Men's Final Standings (Top Five of 46):
Monmouth (58), Georgetown (51), Albany (44), Bucknell (41), Connecticut (37)
Women's Final Standings (Top Five of 48):
Connecticut (53), Albany (48), St. John's (48), Georgetown (46), Liberty (43)